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  • A 2.5D coupled FEM-BEM-MFS methodology for longitudinally invariant soil-structure interaction problems 

    Liravi, Hassan; Arcos Villamarín, Robert; Ghangale, Dhananjay; Noori, Behshad; Romeu Garbí, Jordi (Elsevier, 2021-04)
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    This paper is concerned with a new prediction methodology for longitudinally invariant soil-structure interaction problems in elastodynamics. The method uses the finite-element method to model the structure, the boundary-element ...
  • On the flow and passive noise control of an open cavity at Re=5000 

    Martín Navarrete, Rocío; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol (Springer, 2021-04-19)
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    The interaction of turbulent flows with the external structure of ground vehicles generates uncomfortable noise and a lot of attention is devoted to find new mechanisms for its suppression. The present work is concerned ...
  • Simulation of hydraulic cylinder cushioning 

    Algar Espejo, Antonio; Freire Venegas, Francisco Javier; Castilla López, Roberto; Codina Macià, Esteban (2021-01-02)
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    The internal cushioning systems of hydraulic linear actuators avoid mechanical shocks at the end of their stroke. The design where the piston with perimeter grooves regulates the flow by standing in front of the outlet ...
  • Impact of interannually variable diffuse attenuation coefficients for downwelling irradiance on biogeochemical modelling 

    Terzic, Elena; Stefano, Salon; Cossarini, Gianpiero; Solidoro, Cosimo; Teruzzi, Anna; Miró Jané, Arnau; Lazzari, Paolo (2021-05)
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    Remotely sensed optical data are fundamental to be integrated into biogeochemical models, since the key role of the optical properties on lower trophic dynamics. In this paper, it is shown how ocean optics satellite products ...
  • Dynamic model for axial motion of horizontal pelton turbine and validation in actual failure case 

    Rodriguez Godoy, Cristian Gabriel; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Reyes, S.; Zambrano, D.; Tapia Ladino, Juan Antonio (2020-01-01)
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    Pelton turbines are important machines for power generation from a renewable energy source such as water. For power rates below 20 MW, the rotor of Pelton turbines is usually in horizontal position. Considering ideal ...
  • Discharge coefficients of a heavy suspension nozzle 

    Río Cano, Carlos; Monshi Tousi, Navid; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Comas Amengual, Ángel (MDPI, 2021-03-15)
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    The suspensions used in heavy vehicles often consist of several oil and two gas chambers. In order to perform an analytical study of the mass flow transferred between two gas chambers separated by a nozzle, and when ...
  • Prediction of mechanical properties of human rib cortical bone using fractal dimension 

    Velázquez Ameijide, Juan; García Vilana, Silvia; Sánchez Molina, David; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Martínez González, Eva; Rebollo-Soria, M. Carmen; Arregui Dalmases, Carlos (Gordon and Breach Science Publishers, 2020-10-26)
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    A large number of post mortem human subjects was used to investigate the relation between the micro-structure of rib cortical bone and the mechanical properties using Fractal Dimension. Uniaxial tensile tests were performed ...
  • Investigation on electromagnetic vibration energy harvesting in water distribution control valves 

    Ordóñez Izquierdo, Víctor Hugo; Arcos Villamarín, Robert; Romeu Garbí, Jordi; Josefsson, Andreas (2020)
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    Control stations of a water distribution system monitor several variables such as the pressure, the flow, and the quality of water. For these monitoring tasks, wireless sensor networks with ultra-low power consumption ...
  • Flow topology and heat transfer analysis of slotted and axisymmetric synthetic impinging jets 

    Miró Jané, Arnau; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Cajas García, Juan Carlos; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Moulinec, Charles (2021-06)
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    This work is focused on exploring the flow and heat transfer capabilities for slotted and axisymmetric cavity configurations for synthetic impinging jets; the jet is enclosed between two isothermal parallel plates, impinging ...
  • Numerical investigation of the cavitation effects on the vortex shedding from a hydrofoil with blunt trailing edge 

    Chen, Jian; Geng, Linlin; Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-11-21)
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    Vortex cavitation can appear in the wake flow of hydrofoils, inducing unwanted consequences such as vibrations or unstable behaviors in hydraulic machinery and systems. To investigate the cavitation effects on hydrofoil ...
  • Lithium-ion battery 2nd life used as a stationary energy storage system: Ageing and economic analysis in two real cases 

    Rallo Tolós, Héctor; Canals Casals, Lluc; De la Torre, David; Reinhardt, Robert; Marchante, Carlos; Amante García, Beatriz (2020-11-01)
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) are considered a viable alternative to internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and as a result of recent advances in battery technologies, sales are increasing year by year. However, recycling ...
  • Suitability of Active Noise Barriers for Construction Sites 

    Sohrabi, Shahin; Pàmies Gómez, Teresa; Romeu Garbí, Jordi (2020-09-04)
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    Barriers are increasingly used to protect the pedestrian and neighboring buildings from construction noise activities. This study aims to investigate the suitability of applying active noise control on barriers in a ...

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