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  • System analysis and test-bed for an atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system using an inductive plasma thruster 

    Romano, Francesco; Binder, Tilman; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel (2017)
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    Challenging space mission scenarios include those in very low Earth orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. For drag compensation, propulsion systems are ...
  • DISCOVERER - Radical Redesign of Earth Observation Satellites for Sustained Operation at Significantly Low Altitudes 

    Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (2017)
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    DISCOVERER is a new 5.7 million Euro, 4.25 year Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to radically redesign Earth observation satellites for sustained operation at significantly lower altitudes. The satellite based Earth ...
  • Performance Evaluation of a Novel Inductive Atmosphere-Breathing EP System 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Fasoulas, Stefanos; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (2017)
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    Challenging space mission scenarios include those in low altitude orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. An atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system ...
  • Numerical simulation of turbulence at lower costs: regularization modeling 

    Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Gorobets, Andrei; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2011)
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    This work is devoted to the development of efficient methods for the numerical simulation of incompressible flows on modern supercomputers. Direct simulation of the Navier-Stokes equations is nowadays an essential tool ...
  • Coupling CFD models of airflow with building simulation with an object-oriented and parallel infrastructure 

    Damle, Rashmin; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2012)
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    Integrating CFD & HT models with the general building program raises the computational time of building simulations as these simulations are usually performed over a period of one year. Within this context, our aim is ...
  • Coherent structures in a flow past a circular cylinder at critical and super-critical Reynolds numbers 

    Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Chiva Segura, Jorge; Borrell Pol, Ricard; Oliva Llena, Asensio (Springer, 2015)
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    It is well known that the wake topology in the flow past a circular cylinder remains almost unchanged up to Reynolds number ~105 Williamson (Annu Rev Fluid Mech 28(1), 477–539 (1996)) [1]. Then, at Re~2×105 major changes ...
  • Parametric analysis of active flow control using steady suction and steady blowing 

    Prakash, Bhanu; Mellibovsky Elstein, Fernando; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria (2017)
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    Active Flow Control is implemented over NACA 2412 airfoil using Steady Suctionand Steady Blowing techniques. The pre-stall angle of attack (AOA) 12 0 is studied at a high Reynolds number (Re chord ) of 3.1*10 6 for ...
  • NACA 2412 performance modification via using AFC 

    Summ, Thorsten; Prakash, Bhanu; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Wierschem, Andreas; Mellibovsky Elstein, Fernando (2017)
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    The NACA 2412 profile was numerically studied via employing 2D-DNS and implementing Active Flow Control (AFC), the Reynolds number considered was 6757, being the angle of attack of 8º. Initially, the basic flow without ...
  • Fluidic actuator performance variation via internal dimensions modifications 

    Baghaei, Masoud; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Campo Sud, David del (2017)
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    When aimed to modify the downstream vortex shedding of a given bluff body, whether any road vehicle or wing profile, the use of Active Flow Control (AFC) appears to be an efficient technology. Among the different (AFC) ...
  • Square cylinder with passive flow control 

    An, Bo; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Mushyam, Aditya (2017)
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    In the present paper it is presented the flow around a 2D square cylinder which is located downstream of a splitter plate and at a certain distance of it. The fluid velocity below and above the splitter plate is different, ...
  • On the CFD&HT of the flow around a parabolic trough solar collector under real working conditions 

    Amine Hachicha, Ahmed; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2013)
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    Parabolic trough solar collector is currently one of the most mature and prominent solar applications for production of electricity. These systems are usually located in open terrain where strong winds may occur and affect ...
  • 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 ...

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