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    • 3D load estimation on a horizontal axis wind turbine using SPIV 

      Campo Gatell, Vanessa del; Ragni, D.; Micallef, D.; Akay, B.; Diez, F. J.; Ferreira, C. Simao (2014-11-01)
      Article
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      The flow around the blade of a horizontal axis wind turbine wind tunnel model, operating at its optimal tip speed ratio in axial flow, has been investigated by means of stereoscopic particle image velocimetry (SPIV). The ...
    • A Chimera method for the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations 

      Houzeaux, Guillaume; Eguzkitza, Beatriz; Aubry, Romain; Owen, H.; Vázquez Arenas, M. Benita (2014-05-30)
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      The Chimera method was developed three decades ago as a meshing simplification tool. Different components are meshed independently and then glued together using a domain decomposition technique to couple the equations ...
    • A mathematical model for the motion of an in-flight soccer ball 

      Myers, Timothy; Mitchell, Sarah Louise (2013)
      Article
      Open Access
      In this paper, an analytical and numerical study of the three-dimensional equations describing the motion through the air of a spinning ball is presented. The initial analysis involves constant drag coefficients, but is ...
    • A meshless finite point method for the three-dimensional analysis of compressible flow problems involving moving boundaries and adaptivity 

      Ortega, Enrique; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Idelsohn Barg, Sergio Rodolfo; Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice (2013-10)
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      A finite point method for solving compressible flow problems involving moving boundaries and adaptivity is presented. The numerical methodology is based on an upwind-biased discretization of the Euler equations, written ...
    • A meshless finite point method for three dimensional analysis of compressible flow problems involving moving boundaries and adaptivity 

      Ortega, Enrique; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio; Idelsohn Barg, Sergio Rodolfo; Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice (2013-10)
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      A finite point method for solving compressible flow problems involving moving boundaries and adaptivity is presented. The numerical methodology is based on an upwind-biased discretization of the Euler equations, written ...
    • Active Aerodynamics applied on the Arcfox-GT Supercar 

      Gil Esteller, Enric (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2019-07-23)
      Bachelor thesis
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      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) AFC study on an airfoil 

      Calvo San Emeterio, Carlos (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-09)
      Bachelor thesis
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    • Aerodynamic and structural design of a front wing 

      Bolart Peña, Carles Ramon (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2017-10-10)
      Bachelor thesis
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      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 design of a RC model airplane for SAE Aero Design 

      Bernaldo Franco, Pol (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2016-10-03)
      Bachelor thesis
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      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
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      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 a ship sail including calculation of its shape 

      Amer Viñas, Max (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2020-06-30)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      This project consists on the calculation of the shape of a ship sail under the load of the wind in downwind conditions, as well as the aerodynamic study and calculation of aerodynamic forces and coefficients through CFD ...
    • 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 ...
    • An analysis of the aerodynamic performances of an ancient Spanish windmill 

      Sanchez Gil, Eva (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-07-11)
      Bachelor thesis
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      The windmill generates power by extracting part of the kinetic energy of the wind, and it was aimed to satisfy the basic needs on XVIII and XIX century in Southern Spain. Wind power has been used as long as humans have put ...
    • An assessment of the sea breeze energy potential using small wind turbines in peri-urban coastal areas 

      Mazón Bueso, Jordi; Rojas Gregorio, José Ignacio; Jou, Jordi; Valle, Aaron; Olmeda, David; Sanchez, Carlos (2015-01-29)
      Article
      Open Access
      From wind speed data recorded hourly at 2 m high during 18 years (1993-2010) in the Llobregat Delta (15 km south of Barcelona city; northeast of the Iberian Peninsula), wind speed distributions at 10 m high were computed ...
    • 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 ...
    • Analysis of the aerodynamic coefficients in a digital flying body 

      Presas Batlló, Alexandre (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya / Technishe Universität München, 2008)
      Master thesis (pre-Bologna period)
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    • Anàlisi del flux aerodinàmic forçat al voltant d'un perfil alar 

      Ridaura Garcia, Aitor (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2014-12-17)
      Bachelor thesis
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      The primary objective of this Project is analyze the aerodynamic performance of a modified airfoil in two dimensions using a computer simulation program. To introduce the reader, briefly explains the basics of lift in ...
    • Análisis del flujo de aire a través de un difusor de automóvil 

      Saban Fosch, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2018-09-14)
      Bachelor thesis
      Open Access
      The aim of this study was to optimise a car diffuser in order to reduce fuel consumption and improve grip performance in bends, thus achieving a higher cornering speed. The optimisation has been carried out using the ...