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    • A contribution to the finite element analysis of high-speed compressible flows and aerodynamics shape optimization 

      Kouhi Esfahani, Mohammad (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2013-09-30)
      Doctoral thesis
      Open Access
      This work covers a contribution to two most interesting research elds in aerodynamics, the fi nite element analysis of high-speed compressible flows (Part I) and aerodynamic shape optimization (Part II). The fi rst part ...
    • A review of gas-surface interaction models for orbital aerodynamics applications 

      Livadiotti, Sabrina; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-11)
      Article
      Restricted access - publisher's policy
      Renewed interest in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO) - i.e. altitudes below 450 km - has led to an increased demand for accurate environment characterisation and aerodynamic force prediction. While the former requires knowledge ...
    • Active Aerodynamics applied on the Arcfox-GT Supercar 

      Gil Esteller, Enric (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-23)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      In this project an aerodynamic study is developed on a supercar, integrating different aerodynamic elements from the active aerodynamics. The model where this innovating technology is applied is the ArcFox-GT, a Chinese ...
    • Active flow control for external aerodynamics: from micro air vehicles to a full aircraft in stall 

      Lehmkuhl, Oriol; Lozano-Durán, Adrian; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2020-04-01)
      Article
      Open Access
      We investigate the aerodynamic performance of active flow control of airfoils and wings using synthetic jets with zero net-mass flow. The study is conducted via wall-resolved and wall-modeled large-eddy simulation using ...
    • Active flow control of the boundary layer on an airfoil: a numerical study 

      Grande Silva, Albert (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-01)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      En aquest projecte es duu a terme un estudi per comprovar l’efecte de la utilització de control de flux actiu sobre el rendiment d’un perfil aerodinàmic utilitzant el software OpenFOAM. Per fer-ho, primerament s’elabora ...
    • (Active Flow Control) AFC study on an airfoil 

      Calvo San Emeterio, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-09)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
    • Advanced study for the numerical resolution of the Navier-Stokes equations with observation of the thermal camber on high camber aerofoils in moderate reynolds number flow 

      Sefo, Sea (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-02-15)
      Master thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      Through the means of temperature variations of the aerofoil surface this report aimed to investigate and enhance the aerodynamic efficiency of micro air vehicles. Through the process of heating the lower edge of the aerofoil ...
    • Aerodynamic and structural design of a front wing 

      Bolart Peña, Carles Ramon (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-10-10)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      This project tackles, from scratch, the design of a front wing for a Formula Student car, from both the aerodynamic and structural approach. First, targets are stated and requirements regarding safety, manufacturing and ...
    • Aerodynamic assessment of humpback whale ventral fin shapes 

      Rita Espasa, Damià (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-09)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
    • Aerodynamic design of a RC model airplane for SAE Aero Design 

      Bernaldo Franco, Pol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-10-03)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      This project focuses on the aerodynamic design of a RC model airplane for the SAE Aero Design competition of 2016. It solely includes the aerodynamic design, thus, no structural / mechanical analysis nor manufacturing ...
    • Aerodynamic performance of a paraglider wing 

      Moreno Colilles, Joan Marc (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-10-30)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The aim of this project is to carry out an aerodynamic performance analysis of a paraglider by using simulation computational programs with low time cost and computational requirements, but still effective approach obtaining ...
    • Aerodynamic performance of the rear spoiler of a Formula Renault V3.5 2007 

      Pla Navarro, Roger (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-04-13)
      Bachelor thesis
      Restricted access - author's decision
      L’objectiu d’aquest projecte és simular el comportament de l’aleró posterior d’un cotxe de competició de les World Series by Renault 3.5 a mesura que es mou per l’aire. Per tant, s’estudiaran les diverses forces ...
    • Aerodynamic study of the NASA’s X-43A hypersonic aircraft 

      Navó, Alex; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-11-19)
      Article
      Open Access
      A 2D aerodynamic study of the NASA’s X-43A hypersonic aircraft is developed using two different approaches. The first one is analytical and based on the resolution of the oblique shock wave and Prandtl–Meyer expansion wave ...
    • Aerodynamic study of the wake effects on a F1 car 

      Guerrero Lorente, Alex (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-06-30)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The present study is based on the evaluation and quantification of the aero- dynamic performance on a 2017 spec. adapted F1 car —the latest major aerodynamic update— by means of a CFD study. Both free stream and flow ...
    • Aerodynamic study of the wake effects on a Formula 1 car 

      Guerrero Lorente, Alex; Castilla López, Roberto (2020-10-05)
      Article
      Open Access
      The high complexity of current Formula One aerodynamics has raised the question of whether an urgent modification in the existing aerodynamic package is required. The present study is based on the evaluation and quantification ...
    • Aerodynamics, stability and control computational analysis for UAVs 

      Pérez Arroyo, Carlos; Sintes Arroyo, Pol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2007-07-24)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
      Open Access
      L’objectiu d’aquest projecte és l’estudi aerodinàmic d’un UAV (vehicle aeri no tripulat). Aquest tipus de aeronaus són utilitzades comunament en molts països per desenvolupar tasques com vigilància, recerca o combat degut ...
    • La Aeroestación moderna 

      Unknown author (A. Lussy, 1903)
      Book
      Open Access
    • Analisis con FAST y Aerodyn del funcionamiento de un mini-aerogenerador para suministro de energia electrica en areas remotas 

      Sanchez Llopart, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-07-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      La energía eólica es una realidad en auge. Los grandes parques eólicos están presentes ya en muchos países y su futuro próximo augura un crecimiento imparable. La situación es radicalmente distinta en los países en vías ...
    • Analisis estocástico de carga aerodinámica en una costilla de ala 

      Oliver Colom, Maria Francisca (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2011-06-07)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      El objetivo de este trabajo es realizar un análisis estocástico de carga aerodinámica en una costilla de ala. Se utiliza una costilla del planeador Fauvel AV-22, modelado anteriormente en CAD. Para ello se utilizan varios ...
    • Analisis numerico de la aerodinamica de un casco 

      Torres Iglesias, Daniel (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2009-07-23)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access