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  • Herramienta asistida por computadora para la modelación funcional del diseño mecánico 

    Pérez Rodríguez, Roberto; Álvarez Cabrales, Álexis; Cordovés Rodríguez, Alexis; Zayas Figueras, Enrique Ernesto; Portilla Rodríguez, Yunior (2022-06-30)
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    La etapa de diseño conceptual en el desarrollo de un producto determina de manera significativa su alcance, durabilidad, mantenibilidad y costos asociados. Esta etapa se caracteriza por un alto nivel de subjetividad y ...
  • Beyond the lab: human motion analysis with sports machines using smartphones 

    Pàmies Vilà, Rosa; Jordi Nebot, Lluïsa; Puig Ortiz, Joan (2023-11)
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    For the analysis of human motion, researchers typically turn to biomechanics laboratories equipped with infrared cameras to capture the positions of reflective markers placed on anatomical points of the subject. When motion ...
  • Comparative study about dimensional accuracy and surface finish of constant-breadth cams manufactured by FFF and CNC Milling 

    Zayas Figueras, Enrique Ernesto; Buj Corral, Irene (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2023-02-02)
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    In this work, the design, manufacture and measurement process of constant-breadth cams is presented. The motion law of the cam was designed by means of Bézier curves and the corresponding design desmodromic constraints. ...
  • La temperatura de descarga y carcasa: comportamiento de compresores herméticos en países de clima tropical. 

    Arencibia Ávila, Karel; Fernández Periche, Francisco; Pérez Rodríguez, Roberto; Zayas Figueras, Enrique Ernesto (2022-07-19)
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    Conocer la temperatura de la descarga y carcasa de los compresores herméticos de refrigeración doméstica que operan en condiciones de clima tropical, permite garantizar el correcto funcionamiento y vida útil de estos ...
  • Comparative study about dimensional accuracy and form errors of FFF printed spur gears using PLA and Nylon 

    Buj Corral, Irene; Zayas Figueras, Enrique Ernesto (Elsevier, 2023-01)
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    In the present paper the comparison of dimensional accuracy and form errors of FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) 3D printed spur gears obtained in two different polymeric materials (PLA and Nylon-PA6) is presented. Two types ...
  • Impact of a Gamification Learning System on the Academic Performance of Mechanical Engineering Students 

    Pàmies Vilà, Rosa; Fabregat Sanjuan, Albert; Puig Ortiz, Joan; Jordi Nebot, Lluïsa; Hernández Fernández, Antonio (Tempus Publications, 2022-09-20)
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    This study examines the effects of using a gamification tool as a teaching strategy. Specifically, Kahoot! is evaluated as a tool for enhancing student learning. The activities were part of the laboratory sessions of the ...
  • Industrial robots fuel cell based hybrid power-trains: A comparison between different configurations 

    Ramos, Germán Andres; Montobbio de Pérez-Cabrero, Tomàs; Domènech Mestres, Carles; Costa Castelló, Ramon (2021-06-14)
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    Electric vehicles are becoming more and more popular. One of the most promising possible solutions is one where a hybrid powertrain made up of a FC (Fuel Cell) and a battery is used. This type of vehicle offers great ...
  • Novel ball head screw and screwdriver design for implant-supported prostheses with angled channels: A finite element analysis 

    Farré Berga, Oriol; Cercadillo Ibarguren, Iñaki; Sánchez Torres, Alba; Domènech Mestres, Carles (2018-12-01)
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    The primary objective of this study was to design the optimal geometry of a novel screwdriver, create the grooves on a ball head screw, and demonstrate its resistance to a torque of up to 40 Ncm at angulations of 0°, 15°, ...
  • Link-based Performance Optimization of Spatial Mechanisms 

    Yihun, Yimesker; Bosworth, Kenneth; Pérez Gracia, Alba (2014-12)
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    In the design of spatial linkages, the finite-position kinematics is fully specified by the position of the joint axes, i.e., a set of lines in space. However, most of the tasks have additional requirements regarding motion ...
  • Dimensional Synthesis of Wristed Binary Hands 

    Hassanzadeh, Neda; Pérez Gracia, Alba (2016-04)
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    The kinematic synthesis applied to tree topologies is a tool for the design of multi-fingered robotic hands, for a simultaneous task of all fingertips. Even though traditionally wrists and hands have been designed separately, ...
  • A Task-based Design Methodology for Robotic Exoskeletons 

    Heidari, Omid; Wolbrecht, Eric; Pérez Gracia, Alba; Yihun, Yimesker (Sage Publications, 2018-11)
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    This study is aimed at developing a task-based methodology for the design of robotic exoskeletons. This is in contrast to prevailing research efforts, which attempt to mimic the human limb, where each human joint is given ...
  • Mixed Position and Twist Space Synthesis of 3R Chains 

    Hassanzadeh, Neda; Pérez Gracia, Alba (MDPI AG, 2022)
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    Mixed-position kinematic synthesis is used to not only reach a certain number of precision positions, but also impose certain instantaneous motion conditions at those positions. In the traditional approach, one end-effector ...

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