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  • Accurate determination of the frequency response function of submerged and confined structures by using PZT-patches 

    Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Bossio, Matias (2017-03-22)
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    To accurately determine the dynamic response of a structure is of relevant interest in many engineering applications. Particularly, it is of paramount importance to determine the Frequency Response Function (FRF) for ...
  • Advanced condition monitoring of Pelton turbines 

    Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Bossio, Matias; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (2017)
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    The ability of hydropower to adapt the electricity generation to the demand is necessary to integrate wind and solar energy to the grid. Nowadays hydropower turbines are required to work under harsher operating conditions ...
  • Advanced condition monitoring of Pelton turbines 

    Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Bossio, Matias (2018-04)
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    The ability of hydropower to adapt the electricity generation to the demand is necessary to integrate wind and solar energy into the electrical grid. Nowadays, hydropower turbines are required to work under harsher operating ...
  • A review of pzt patches applications in submerged systems 

    Presas, Alexandre; Luo, Yongyao; Wang, Zhengwei; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-07-12)
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    Submerged systems are found in many engineering, biological, and medicinal applications. For such systems, due to the particular environmental conditions and working medium, the research on the mechanical and structural ...
  • Assessment of the use of Venetian blinds as solar thermal collectors in double skin facades in Mediterranean climates 

    Velasco Vilanova, Abel; Jiménez García, Sergi; Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús; Fontanals García, Alfred; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica (2017-11-10)
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    The global trend on energy integration and building efficiency is making both researchers and building developers look for technical solutions to use facade surfaces for energy harvesting. In this work, the assessment ...
  • Condition monitoring of a prototype turbine. Description of the system and main results 

    Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Bossio, Matias (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017)
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    The fast change in new renewable energy is affecting directly the required operating range of hydropower plants. According to the present demand of electricity, it is necessary to generate different levels of power. Because ...
  • Experimental study of a vibrating disk submerged in a fluid-filled tank and confined with a nonrigid cover 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica (2017-04-01)
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    Determining the dynamic response of submerged and confined disklike structures is of interest in engineering applications, such as in hydraulic turbine runners. This dynamic response is heavily affected by the added mass ...
  • Extension of operating range in pump-turbines. Influence of head and load 

    Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Bossio, Matias (2017-12-19)
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    Due to the increasing share of new renewable energies like wind and solar in the generation of electricity the need for power regulation and energy storage is becoming of paramount importance. One of the systems to store ...
  • Failure investigation of a Pelton turbine runner 

    Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valentín Ruiz, David; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Presas Batlló, Alexandre (Elsevier, 2017-11)
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    In this paper, an uncommon failure of a Pelton turbine has been analyzed. After the monitoring system detected a sudden increase in the vibration levels, the turbine was inspected. The inspection showed that a fragment of ...
  • Feasibility of detecting natural frequencies of hydraulic turbines while in operation, using strain gauges 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Bossio, Matias; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-01-10)
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    Nowadays, hydropower plays an essential role in the energy market. Due to their fast response and regulation capacity, hydraulic turbines operate at off-design conditions with a high number of starts and stops. In this ...
  • Numerical study on the dynamic behavior of a francis turbine runner model with a crack 

    Zhang, Ming; Valentín Ruiz, David; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Zhao, Weiqiang (2018-01-01)
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    Crack appearance in the blade is the most common type of fatigue damage in Francis turbines. However, it is sometimes difficult to detect cracks in time using the current monitoring system, even when they are very large. ...
  • Numerical study on the influence of acoustic natural frequencies on the dynamic behaviour of submerged and confined disk-like structures 

    Bossio, Matias; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Ramos Martín, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica (2017-08)
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    The dynamic response of disks has been deeply studied in the last years given that their dynamic characteristics present similarities with more complex disk-like structures used in real engineering applications, such as ...
  • On the use of PZT-Patches as exciters in modal analysis: application to submerged structures 

    Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Bossio, Matias (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2016)
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    Modal Analysis is an experimental technique widely used to determine the dynamic response of structures. One of the most critical part is the selection of the actuator that will excite the tested structure. In many cases, ...
  • Power swing generated in Francis turbines by part load and overload instabilities 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Bossio, Matias (2017-12-13)
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    Hydropower plays a key role in the actual energy market due to its fast response and regulation capacity. In that way, hydraulic turbines are increasingly demanded to work at off-design conditions, where complex flow ...
  • Preliminary results on the assessment of using Venetian blinds as a solar thermal collector in double skin facades in Mediterranean climates 

    Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Alavedra Ribot, Pere (2015)
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    The global trend on energy integration and building efficiency is making both researchers and developers look for technical solutions to use façade surfaces for electricity and/or domestic hot water production. These ...
  • Sensor-based optimized control of the full load instability in large hydraulic turbines 

    Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-03-30)
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    Hydropower plants are of paramount importance for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the power grid. In order to match the energy generated and consumed, Large hydraulic turbines have to work under ...
  • Transmission of high frequency vibrations in rotating systems. Application to cavitation detection in hydraulic turbines 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2018-03-16)
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    One of the main causes of damage in hydraulic turbines is cavitation. While not all cavitation appearing in a turbine is of a destructive type, erosive cavitation can severely affect the structure, thus increasing maintenance ...