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  • Aerial fire suppression evaluation grains effectiveness 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Plucinski, Matt; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2012-07)
    Article
    Open Access
  • Aerial suppression experiments in Ngarket conservation park 

    Plucinski, M; Gould, J; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Pérez Ramírez, Yolanda; McCarthy, G (2009)
    Conference report
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  • Air infiltration in Catalan dwellings and sealed rooms: An experimental study 

    Montoya Rodríguez, María Isabel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2011-10)
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    In this study, we performed a series of trials to measure the infiltration air exchange rate (ACH) of several single-family dwellings throughout Catalonia, as well as the ACH of sealed rooms that could be used as indoor ...
  • Air leakage in Catalan dwellings: Developing an airtightness model and leakage airflow predictions 

    Montoya Rodríguez, María Isabel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Carrié Rémi, F.; Guyot, Gaelle; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2009-12)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this study we estimate the air leakage distribution of single-family dwellings in Catalonia and use a statistical analysis of an airtightness database for single-family dwellings in France to identify the building ...
  • An integrated approach for tactical monitoring and data-driven spread forecasting of wildfires 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Ríos Rubiras, Oriol; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2017-05-09)
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    In recent times there have been increasing efforts to integrate technology into wildfire management, especially in the fields of tactical monitoring and simulation. On the one hand, thermal infrared imaging (TIR) systems ...
  • Analysis of domino effect in pipelines 

    Ramírez Camacho, Jaime Giovanni; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Amaya Gomez, Rafael; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe (2015-11-15)
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    Parallel pipelines are frequently installed over long distances, due to the difficulty in creating or maintaining the required corridor. This implies that a release in one pipeline can seriously affect another one. The ...
  • Analysis of the boiling liquid expanding vapor explosion (BLEVE) of a liquefied natural gas road tanker: The Zarzalico accident 

    Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Bonilla, J.M. (2015-03-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The road accident of a tanker transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) originated a fire and, finally, the BLEVE of the tank. This accident has been analyzed, both from the point of view of the emergency management and the ...
  • Automatic detection of wildfire active fronts from aerial thermal infrared images 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2015)
    Conference report
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    Infrared (IR) imagery presents a great applicability in the field of wildland fires. However, most of the research conducted thus far has either focused on pre- and post- fire applications or relied on sophisticated ...
  • Carbon balance in the study area 

    Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa (2011-07)
    External research report
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    Document del projecte: Preliminary CDM-NM to reduce GHG emissions with aerial firefighting
  • Characterization of Laboratory-Scale Fires Propagating Under the Effect of a Long-Term Retardant 

    Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Pérez, Yolanda; Viegas, Domingo Xavier; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2010)
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    Laboratory experiments were conducted in straw fuel beds in order to characterize the effect of a widely used long-term retardant on fire behavior under different conditions: no slope–no wind, upslope–no wind, and no ...
  • Characterization of the thermal degradation and heat of combustion of Pinus Halepensis needles treated with ammonium-polyphosphate-based retardants 

    Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Liodakis, Stylianos; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2009-10)
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    The thermal degradation behavior of P. halepensis needles treated with two ammonium-polyphosphate-based commercial retardants was studied using thermal analysis (DTG) under nitrogen atmosphere. Moreover, for the same ...
  • Compartment and façade large scale tests: behaviour comparison of different insulating materials in case of fire 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Corberó, Beatriu; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Giraldo Forero, María Pilar; Haurie Ibarra, Laia; Lacasta Palacio, Ana María; Cuerva Contreras, Eva; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (Czech Technical University, 2015)
    Conference report
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    Fire safety community is currently concerned about the response of some widely used insulating materials in case of fire, due to the fact that existing regulations do not show how these materials behave in real conditions, ...
  • Computational analysis of fire dynamics inside a wind turbine 

    Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Gómez, E.; Hermida, Debora; Molinelli, L.; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2017-06-15)
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    Wind turbines are generally considered cost-effective, reliable and sustainable energy sources. Fires are not common in wind turbines, but a significant number of fires occur every year due to the large number of turbines ...
  • Computing aerial suppression effectiveness by IR monitoring 

    Pérez Ramírez, Yolanda; Gould, J; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Plucinski, M (2009-06)
    Conference report
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    This paper describes the methodology developed to analyse the IR images obtained during the aerial suppression experiments that were conducted in Ngarkat Conservation Park, South Australia, on 3-5 March 2008. This methodology ...
  • Computing forest fires aerial suppression effectiveness by IR monitoring 

    Pérez, Yolanda; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Plucinski, M; Gould, G (2011)
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    This paper describes the methodology developed to analyse IR images obtained during the aerial suppression experiments that were conducted in Ngarkat Conservation Park, South Australia, on 3–5 March 2008. This methodology ...
  • Conditional probabilities of post-release events for hazardous materials pipelines 

    Bubbico, Roberto; Carbone, F; Ramírez Camacho, Jaime Giovanni; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2016-11-01)
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    Pipelines are commonly considered a safe alternative for the transportation of hazardous materials. However, in case of failure, pipelines still pose major risks to the environment and to the population potentially exposed. ...
  • Contribució a l'estudi dels efectes dels retardants en l'extinció d'incendis forestals 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2004-12-22)
    Doctoral thesis
    Open Access
    El nostre país ha estat devastat seriosament pels incendis forestals durant els darrers anys, causant greus conseqüències sobre les persones i el medi ambient i destruint una de les fonts de riquesa i equilibri més preuades ...
  • Dimensional and scale analysis in forest fire modeling 

    Pérez Ramírez, Yolanda; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2007)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    The aim of this work is to discuss about the use of Dimensional and Scale Analysis in forest fires modeling.
  • Disseny dels experiments i metodologia. Descripció dels procediments i equips utilitzats en la monitorització dels focs experimentals ex-situ. 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Domènech Jardí, Ruth; Agueda Costafreda, Alba (2010-11-25)
    External research report
    Open Access
    L’objectiu principal del projecte IRVA és conèixer les característiques del incendis que poden ocórrer en zones forestals on s’han realitzat treballs d’aclarida de regenerat de pi blanc i on les restes vegetals que s’han ...
  • Distribución de los incendios en función de su tamaño 

    Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa (2011-10)
    External research report
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    Document del projecte: Preliminary CDM-NM to reduce GHG emissions with aerial firefighting