Carlos Garre del Olmo Technology transfer

Technology transfer

In most cases, publications are the main output of research. But sometimes, research has a nature much closer to final applications or is mature enough to be directly shared with industrial partners or private companies. This section talks about the output of my work in research which has been transferred to private companies. In most cases, this technology transfer was agreed from the beginning and usually implied publication constraints due to privacy policies of the company. For this same reason, I won't give here too much technical details and most images are not showing the real final look, but rather how it was looking while I was doing my own tests.

A tool for decision making over turbine inspections.

Company: Tecnatom S.A.

Project: Use-it-Wisely, Innovative Continuous Upgrades of High Investment Product-Services.

We have collaborated with Tecnatom in the design and development of a collaborative tool for 3D visualization and decision making over the inspection results of electric plant turbines. The tool includes advanced visualization techniques, such as adaptive transparency and interactive exploded-views, linking inspection results and decision making to 3D geometry.

Part of this work has been published.


Main-in-the-loop Vehicle Simulator.

Company: LMS International (now Siemens PLM Software)

Project: INTERACTIVE, Innovative Concept Modelling Techcniques for Multi-Attribute Optimization of Active Vehicles.

Modular architecture connecting an open-source graphical engine (SpeedDreams) running in a Windows computer, with a co-simulation between a multibody system (running in VirtualLab.Motion) and independent functional modules for tire, engine and steer subsystems (programed in C) running in a real-time computer (Xenomai).

As shown in the following video, the simulator can render each separate body of the multibody system (below the translucent chassis). In the video, the rear subframe, the lower and upper arms of the rear suspension and the rear knuckles are rendered as an example, but the whole model consists of 78 bodies. (The terrible frame rate and quality of the video is due to the screen capture process).

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Multi-rate Co-simulation Framework.

Company: LMS International (now Siemens PLM Software)

Project: INTERACTIVE, Innovative Concept Modelling Techcniques for Multi-Attribute Optimization of Active Vehicles.

Implementation of a software engine for multi-rate co-simulation supporting different interpolation/extrapolation schemes. Originally intended for co-simulation between multibody (VirtualLab.Motion) and functional (ImagineLab.AMESim) models, but the modular architecture allows an easy port to any other software.


Tire and Multibody Co-simulation.

Company: LMS International (now Siemens PLM Software)

Project: INTERACTIVE, Innovative Concept Modelling Techcniques for Multi-Attribute Optimization of Active Vehicles.

Integration of a high performance tire model with a multibody solver through co-simulation. My work consisted in the implementation of the co-simulation interface.


Simulation models for shoulder anatomy.

Company: GMV Aerospace & Defense

Project: INSIGHT2G, Insight Second Generation. Investigaciones para el Desarrollo e Innovación de la Tecnología Insight.

Development of simulation models for systems composed by many rigid and deformable parts strongly coupled, as in the case of the internal anatomy of the human shoulder. The aim of this research was the integration with the Insight Arthro VR surgery simulator, now acquired by Simbionix.

Part of this work has been published.


Training exercises for manipulation of surgery clamps.

Company: GMV Aerospace & Defense

Project: Investigaciones Clave hacia un Futuro Simulador de Cirugía Mínimamente Invasiva de Altas Prestaciones.

Insight Arthro VR is a virtual reality simulator for arthroscopy surgery. Here we developed a training exercise for grasping little pieces of bone with a virtual model of surgery clamps.


Training exercises for acromioplasty surgery.

Company: GMV Aerospace & Defense

Project: Investigaciones avanzadas para un simulador de cirugía artroscópica multipropósito (insight.AS+).

Insight Arthro VR is a virtual reality simulator for arthroscopy surgery. Here we developed a training exercise for acromioplasty surgical procedure.