FLUMEN és un institut universitari de recerca de titularitat mixta entre la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya i el Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria. FLUMEN té com objecte desenvolupar activitats de recerca, assessorament, formació i transferència de tecnologia en els camps de la Dinàmica Fluvial i de l'Enginyeria Hidrològica. FLUMEN fou creat per la Generalitat de Catalunya mitjançant l'ordre ECO/305/2012 de 3 d'octubre (DOGC de 17 d'octubre de 2012).

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The group?s main goal is research and consultation in river dynamics and surface hydrology. For over fifteen years, the group has worked in R&D in these areas. At present, the consolidated working lines are as follows:
1) Urban hydrology. Large-scale rainwater drainage systems and flooding in urban environments.
2) The effect of reservoirs on natural river behaviour.
3) Impact of infrastructures on natural hydrological characteristics.
4) Floods and measures for minimising the risk of inundation.
5) River restoration.
6) Physical limnology of reservoirs.
7) Dam hydraulics.
8) Design and automation of channels.
A further objective is to organise a multidisciplinary team in river dynamics. Ten years ago, the group began to cooperate with members of the Department of Ecology at the University of Barcelona. The cooperation is based on lecturing, PhD supervision, scientific publications, research projects and consulting. UPC and the UB have recently signed a framework agreement that aims to strengthen t

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Recent Submissions

  • Strategies in the 2D numerical modelling of wood transport in rivers 

    Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Sánchez Juny, Martí; Ruíz-Villanueva, Virginia (Taylor & Francis, 2016)
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    In recent years the improvements in computational capacity and the advances in numerical modelling techniques have produced a significant increase in the type of river processes that can be studied with the support of ...
  • CSI algorithm: ‘Canal Survey Estimation’ to estimate the flow rate extracted from irrigation canals 

    Soler Guitart, Joan; Bonet Gil, Enrique; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Rodellar Benedé, José (Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida (UdL), 2015)
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    The management of the water resources in a canal can be disturbed by the users, if the demand deliveries have been increased because a farmer obtained a greater flow than the scheduled delivery, the watermaster does not ...
  • GoRoSoBo: un algoritmo predictivo de control para canales de riego en tiempo real 

    Bonet Gil, Enrique; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Soler Guitart, Joan (2015)
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  • Experimental study of the stability of pedestrians exposed to urban pluvial flooding 

    Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Russo, Beniamino (2016-06)
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    Populations in urban environments are extremely mobile throughout the day and in various weather conditions; accounting for this pedestrian mobility and security becomes high importance. Research into the security and ...
  • Climate and land use changes on streamflow and subsurface recharge in the Fluvià basin, Spain 

    Candela Lledó, Lucila; Tamoh, Karim; Olivares Cerpa, Gonzalo; Gómez Valentín, Manuel (2016-05-28)
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    Climate change impact on water resources (streamflow and deep natural recharge) based on the downscaled outputs from the ECHAM5 general circulation model (GCM) has been investigated in the Mediterranean basin (Fluvià, ...
  • A simple measuring technique of surface flow velocity to analyze the behavior of velocity fields in hydraulic engineering applications 

    Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Russo, Beniamino; Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel (2015-04-14)
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    An important achievement is the invention and development of techniques for measurement of velocities in hydraulic engineering applications. Knowledge of the technological advances in digital cameras with high resolution ...
  • Richtmyer-meshkov and rayleigh-taylor fractal mixing 

    Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; Vila Esteve, Maria Teresa; Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Lopez Gonzalez-Nieto, Pilar; Sánchez, Miguel Ángel (Institute of Thermomechanics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, 2016-02-10)
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    Turbulence affects molecular mixing in a large variety of physical processes both in the environment, in astrophysics and in industrial situations. In some events it is interesting to enhance the transport of mass, heat, ...
  • Richtmyer-meshkov and rayleigh-taylor fractal mixing 

    Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Vila, Teresa; Lopez Gonzalez-Nieto, Pilar; Sanchez, Jesus Maria (2016)
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    Turbulence affects molecular mixing in a large variety of physical processes both in the environment, in astrophysics and in industrial situations. In some events it is interesting to enhance the transport of mass, heat, ...
  • EXPERIMENTS AND SIMULATIONS OF MAXIMAL SCULLING PROPULSION: VORTICITY IMPULSE IN HUMAN BIOMECHANICS 

    Furmanek, Petr; Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; García Carrillo, Àgueda; Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Arellano, Raul; Sanchez, Jesus maria (2016)
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    The detailed study of the turbulence and the fluid flow in sport is an open and exciting field of research, in particular in swimming and aquatic sports there is a wealth of new techniques that may aid performance. In ...
  • Avances en el análisis del material leñoso en ríos: incorporación, transporte e influencia en el riesgo por inundaciones 

    Ruiz-Villanueva, Virginia; Díez-Herrero, A.; Bodoque, Jose María; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (2015)
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    El transporte y depósito de restos de vegetación en los ríos (troncos o árboles completos, ramas y raíces, material leñoso en general) puede agravar las consecuencias de los eventos de avenida e inundación e incrementar ...

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