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    • A mechanical assembly for experiments of Saos-2 cells under vibration actuation 

      Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Deering, Joseph; Lee, Bryan; Valentín Ruiz, David; Heiss, Christian; Grandfield, Kathryn; Bosbach, Wolfram A. (2019)
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      Our current experimental work investigates the influence of mechanical vibration on Saos-2 cells. We impose the vibration by using piezoelectric patches and we measure vibration response by a Laser Doppler Vibrometer. We ...
    • A novel condition monitoring methodology based on neural network of pump-turbines with extended operating range 

      Zhao, Weiqiang; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre (2019)
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      Due to the entrance of new renewable energies, water-storage energy has to be regulated more frequently to keep the stability of power grid. Consequently, pump-turbines have to work under offdesign conditions more than ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Analysis of the mode shapes of Kaplan runners 

      Moraga González, Greco Alonso; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valentín Ruiz, David; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Presas Batlló, Alexandre (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2022-07-02)
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      To prevent lifetime shortening and premature failure in turbine runners, it is of paramount importance to analyse and understand its dynamic response and determine the factors that affect it. In this paper, the dynamic ...
    • Assessment of the economic and environmental impact of double glazed façade ventilation systems in Mediterranean climates 

      Valentín Ruiz, David; Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Alavedra, Pere (2013-09-30)
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      Free convection is the most often used method in order to reduce solar load gains on a building with double glazed façades (DGFs). However, depending on the climate factors, the thermal performance of a DGF may not be ...
    • Behavior of Francis turbines at part load. Field assessment in prototype: Effects on power swing. 

      Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019)
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      Francis turbines are increasingly demanded to work at part load in order to satisfy the electricity generation demand and to compensate the non-constant generation of other renewable sources such as wind or solar. At part ...
    • Behavior of Francis turbines at part load. Field assessment in prototype: Effects on the hydraulic system. 

      Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019)
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      At present, hydropower plants play an important role because of their flexibility in the generation of electricity. Today, the required operating range of turbine units is expected to extend to deep part load. At part load ...
    • Benefits of battery hybridization in hydraulic turbines. Wear and tear evaluation in a Kaplan prototype 

      Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Drommi, Jean-Louis (2022-11)
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      Kaplan turbines are nowadays used to provide Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) to the grid due to their fast capacity to regulate their power maintaining high efficiency. However, this continuous power regulation increases ...
    • Characterization of the fluid damping in simplified models of pump-turbines and high head Francis runners 

      Moraga González, Greco Alonso; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Zhou, Lingjiu; Presas Renom, Andreu (IOP Publishing, 2022)
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      In order to satisfy the power demand in the electrical grid, hydraulic turbine units frequently work under off-design operation conditions and pass through transient events. These operation conditions can lead to high ...
    • Combination of acoustic emission and vibratory measure-ments to characterize an ultrasonic vibration assisted ball burnishing tool for a lathe 

      Fernández Osete, Ismael; Estévez Urra, Aida; Velázquez Corral, Eric; Valentín Ruiz, David; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Jerez Mesa, Ramón; Travieso Rodríguez, José Antonio (2021-07-14)
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      In this paper, a resonant system that produces a movement of low amplitude and ultrasonic frequency is used to achieve the vibration assistance in a ball-burnishing process. A full vibration characterization of this process ...
    • 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 ...
    • Condition monitoring of pump-turbines. New challenges 

      Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Rodriguez Godoy, Cristian (2015-05)
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      At present, pumped storage is the only system to store huge amounts of energy. The surplus of energy in the electrical grid is used for pumping water from a lower to a higher reservoir (pump operation). At peak hours or ...
    • Detection and analysis of part load and full load instabilities in a real Francis turbine prototype 

      Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017)
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      Francis turbines operate in many cases out of its best effici ency point, in order to regulate their output power according to the instantaneous ener gy demand of the grid. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to analyse ...
    • Detection of erosive cavitation on hydraulic turbines through demodulation analysis 

      Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Luo, Yongyao; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Wang, Zhengwei; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2018)
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      Erosive cavitation in hydraulic turbines affects severely the runner structure, increasing maintenance costs and reducing the remaining useful life of the component. Actual vibro-acoustic techniques used to detect this ...
    • Detection of hydraulic phenomena in francis turbines with different sensors 

      Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-09-19)
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      Nowadays, hydropower is demanded to provide flexibility and fast response into the electrical grid in order to compensate the non-constant electricity generation of other renewable sources. Hydraulic turbines are therefore ...
    • Determination of the natural frequencies of a prototype Kaplan turbine 

      Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Moraga González, Greco Alonso (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2022-09-01)
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      The natural frequencies of a turbine can be calculated from numerical methods. By comparing these natural frequencies with excitation sources, one can know the danger of a resonance and a possible failure in a component ...
    • Diagnostics of a hydraulic turbine failure 

      Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Xu, Beibei; Chen, Diyi; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (2022)
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      This paper presents the failure analysis and diagnostic of a hydraulic turbine. Shortly after a maintenance revision the thrust bearing of the turbine was destroyed when the turbine was put into operation. The damaged ...