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    • 3D compressible simulation of a muffler with pseudosound prediction levels 

      Ruano Pérez, Jesús; López Mas, Joan; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (Purdue University, 2016)
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      The main objective of this paper is to present a numerical resolution of a suction muffler configuration by using an in-house object oriented CFD & HT code TermoFluids (Lehmkuhl et al. 2007), able to handle tridimensional ...
    • A 3-D volume-of-fluid advection method based on cell-vertex velocities for unstructured meshes 

      Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Castro González, Jesús; Oliva Llena, Asensio (Elsevier, 2014-05-01)
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      A new geometrical Volume-of-Fluid (VOF) method for capturing interfaces on three-dimensional (3-D) Cartesian and unstructured meshes is introduced. The method reconstructs interfaces as first- and second-order piecewise ...
    • A complete analysis of the heat, air and moisture transfer on building performance 

      Souaihi, Oussama; Lopez, Joan; Capdevila Paramio, Roser; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2016)
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      The simulation of combined heat, air and moisture (HAM) is important to predict the indoor air quality and thermal comfort. Moreover, inappropriate levels of indoor humidity and temperature can contribute to a high movement ...
    • A coupled volume-of-fluid/level-set method for simulation of two-phase flows in unstructured meshes 

      Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Oliva Llena, Asensio (Elsevier, 2016-01)
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      This paper presents a methodology for simulation of two-phase flows with surface tension in the framework of unstructured meshes, which combines volume-of-fluid with level-set methods. While the volume-of-fluid transport ...
    • A dynamic load balancing method for the evaluation of chemical reaction rates in parallel combustion simulations 

      Muela Castro, Jordi; Borrell Pol, Ricard; Ventosa Molina, Jordi; Jofre Roca, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (Elsevier, 2019-08-15)
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      The development and assessment of an efficient parallelization method for the evaluation of reaction rates in combustion simulations is presented. Combustion simulations where the finite-rate chemistry model is employed ...
    • A dynamic wall model for large eddy simulation on unstructured meshes. Application to wind turbine dedicated airfoils 

      Calafell Sandiumenge, Joan; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Oliva Llena, Asensio; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (Begell House, 2015)
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      Large eddy simulations (LES) of wall resolved flows at high Reynolds number are still computation-ally demanding. In the present work, a new Dynamic Wall Model (DWM) for LES is presented. The methodology, implemented on ...
    • A filtered kinetic energy preserving finite volumes scheme for compressible flows 

      Baez Vidal, Aleix; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2012)
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      The Kinetic Energy Preserving Scheme (KEP) for compressible flows has been shown to solve 1-D shock waves without smearing them. The method does not add numerical diffusion to solutions but, as a counterpart, it needs ...
    • A finite-volume/level-set interface capturing method for unstructured grids: Simulations of bubbles rising through viscous liquids 

      Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor; Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Castro González, Jesús; Oliva Llena, Asensio (WIT Press, 2014)
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      A numerical method is developed for simulating two-phase flows with moving inter-phase boundaries, which is integrated in a finite-volume framework on collocated unstructured grids of arbitrary element type. The location, ...
    • A finite-volume/level-set method for simulating two-phase flows on unstructured grids 

      Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor; Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Castro González, Jesús; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim (2014-09)
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      The conservative level-set method for capturing the interface between two fluids is combined with a variable density projection scheme to simulate incompressible two-phase flows on unstructured meshes. All equations are ...
    • A free surface model for the numerical simulation of oscillating water column systems 

      Schillaci, Eugenio; Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor; Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Castro González, Jesús (International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), 2014)
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      The aim of this work is to propose and validate a numerical model that represents the hydrodynamic behavior of an Oscillating Water Column (OWC) device, that has been shown to be one of the most promising ways to extract ...
    • A load balancing method for parallel genetic CFD optimizations 

      Aizpurua Udabe, Imanol; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Borrell Pol, Ricard; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2015)
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      CFD optimizations are characterized by long and highly variable objective function evaluation times. The aim of this study is to improve the parallel performance using a new load balancing master-worker parallelization ...
    • A multiple marker level-set method for simulation of bubbly flows 

      Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor; Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Castro González, Jesús; Oliva Llena, Asensio (International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM), 2014)
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      A multiple marker level-set (MLS) method is introduced for Direct Numerical Simulation of bubbles and droplets, which is integrated in a finite-volume framework on collocated unstructured grids of arbitrary element type. ...
    • A multiple marker level-set method for simulation of deformable fluid particles 

      Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2015-09-01)
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      A novel multiple marker level-set method is introduced for Direct Numerical Simulation of deformable fluid particles (bubbles and droplets), which is integrated in a finite-volume framework on collocated unstructured grids. ...
    • A new statistical model for subgrid dispersion in large eddy simulations of particle-laden flows 

      Muela Castro, Jordi; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Oliva Llena, Asensio (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2016)
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      Dispersed multiphase turbulent flows are present in many industrial and commercial applications like internal combustion engines, turbofans, dispersion of contaminants, steam turbines, etc. Therefore, there is a clear interest ...
    • A new thermocline-PCM thermal storage concept for CSP plants. Numerical analysis and perspectives 

      Galione Klot, Pedro Andrés; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim (2013)
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      Thermocline storage concept has been considered for more than a decade as a possible solution to reduce the huge cost of the storage system in CSP plants. However, one of the drawbacks of this concept is the decrease in ...
    • A parallel three-dimensional radial basis function interpolation method for unstructured dynamic meshes 

      Estruch Pérez, Olga; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Borrell Pol, Ricard; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (2011)
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      A radial basis function (RBF) interpolation method is implemented to be applied in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) problems with dynamic meshes. It is compared with the classic springs analogy smoothing, focusing on the ...
    • A PLIC-VOF implementation on parallel 3D unstructured meshes 

      Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Castro González, Jesús; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2010)
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      The numerical simulation of interfacial and free surface ows is a vast and interesting topic in the areas of engineering and fundamental physics, such as the study of liquid-gas interfaces, formation of droplets, bubbles ...
    • A self-adaptive strategy for the time integration of navier-stokes equations 

      Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol (2011-08)
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      An efficient self-adaptive strategy for the explicit time integration of Navier-Stokes equations is presented. Unlike the conventional explicit integration schemes, it is not based on a standard CFL condition. Instead, the ...
    • A semi-implicit coupling technique for fluid–structure interaction problems with strong added-mass effect 

      Naseri, Alireza; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; González Acedo, Ignacio; Bartrons Casademont, Eduard; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2018-07-01)
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      This paper is concerned with the numerical simulation of fluid–structure interaction problems involving an incompressible viscous flow and an elastic structure. A semi-implicit coupling technique is presented which strongly ...
    • A time-average filtering technique to improve the efficiency of two-layer wall models for large eddy simulation in complex geometries 

      Calafell Sandiumenge, Joan; Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Oliva Llena, Asensio (Elsevier, 2019-06-30)
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      Two-Layer wall models have been recurrently studied since they represent a good physical model for Large Eddy Simulations with underresolved wall regions. Specifically, those based on the Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes ...