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    • A priori validation of CFD modelling of hydrocarbon pool fires 

      Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018-08-04)
      Article
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      Fires can be an important hazard for the safety of chemical and process industries. Particularly, pool fires are the most frequent fire scenarios in such facilities and can affect other equipment of the plant with severe ...
    • Assessment of the predictive capabilities of different modelling tools to forecast fire effects in residential compartments 

      Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Bartolomé, Albert; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Rios Rubiras, Oriol (Universidad de Cantabria, 2017)
      Conference report
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      Residential occupancies are the most common type of buildings where compartment fires occur. In order to provide fire protection in these occupancies and thus to significantly reduce the number of future victims, the ...
    • Computational analysis of fire dynamics inside a wind turbine 

      Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Hermida, Debora; Gómez, Eugenio; Molinelli, Luis; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2017-06-15)
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      Open Access
      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 ...
    • 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)
      Article
      Open Access
      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 ...
    • Experimental and computational analysis of vertical jet fires of methane in normal and sub-atmospheric pressures 

      Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casals Coll, Joaquin; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Hu, Longhua; Palacios Rosas, Adriana (Elsevier, 2020-04-01)
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      Accidental jet fires occurring in industrial facilities can involve severe consequences as they can trigger domino effect. The assessment of the flame-geometry descriptors of the jet can contribute to prevent flame impingement ...
    • Infrared imaging software for jet fire analysis 

      Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Palacios, Adriana; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2018)
      Conference report
      Open Access
      Jet fires, often originated by the ignition of hydrocarbon sonic jets, are characterized by a high momentum jet flame lifted from the outlet orifice. The high thermal flux released, especially if there is flames impingement ...
    • Investigation on the thermal degradation and kinetic parameters of innovative insulation materials using TGA-MS 

      Chetehouna, Khaled; Belayachi, Naïma; Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Hoxha, Dashnor; Gillard, Philippe (2015-04-13)
      Article
      Open Access
      Thermogravimetric analyzer coupled to a mass spectrometer (TGA-MS) was used to study the thermochemical behavior of eight samples. Two varieties of straw (wheat and barley) and two others of binder (lime and plaster) have ...
    • Pyrolysis gases released during the thermal degradation of insulation materials based on straw fibers 

      Chetehouna, Khaled; Belayachi, Naïma; Lemée, Laurent; Hoxha, Dashnor; Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja (Springer, 2015-07-16)
      Article
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      Interest in recovering and valorizing agricultural biomass residues has increased in recent years in response to emerging economic opportunities and the potential for more sustainable use of renewable and easy available ...
    • Validation of CFD codes for risk analysis of accidental hydrocarbon fires 

      Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-12-13)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      Accidental releases of flammable hydrocarbons in chemical process industries can trigger severe hazards: explosions, fires, and dispersion of toxic vapour clouds. Explosions and toxic releases may injure people within large ...