VISIÓ: La societat tendeix cap a un mapa energètic diversificat amb sistemes eficients de generació, transformació, transport i distribució d’energia, on les energies verdes tindran un paper rellevant.
MISSIÓ: Desenvolupar sistemes tèrmics que permetin un creixement sostenible, minimitzant el consum i l’impacte de les energies convencionals.
OBJECTIU: Esdevenir un grup de referència en el desenvolupament de sistemes tèrmics eficients i basats en l’ús d’energies verdes, combinant la formació d’especialistes, desenvolupament de recerca bàsica, i la transferència de coneixement i tecnologia a la societat.

VISIÓN: La sociedad tiende hacia un mapa energético diversificado con sistemas eficientes de generación, transformación, transporte y distribución de energía, donde las energías verdes tendrán un papel relevante.
MISIÓN: Desarrollar sistemas térmicos que permitan un crecimiento sostenible, minimizando el consumo y el impacto de las energías convencionales.
OBJETIVO: Ser un grupo de referencia en el desarrollo de sistemas térmicos eficientes y basados en el uso de energías verdes, combinando la formación de especialistas, el desarrollo de investigación básica, y la transferencia de conocimiento y tecnología a la sociedad.

VISION: The energetic map in the following decades will be characterized by the combination of multiple energetic sources, the use of efficient energy production, transport and distribution systems, and a relevant use of green energies.
MISSION: Development thermal systems assuring a sustainable growth, by means of increased efficiencies and use of green energies.
GOAL: Become a leading group in the development of efficient and green thermal systems, by training professionals and specialists, developing basic research, and transferring know-how and technology to our society.

VISION: The energetic map in the following decades will be characterized by the combination of multiple energetic sources, the use of efficient energy production, transport and distribution systems, and a relevant use of green energies.
MISSION: Development thermal systems assuring a sustainable growth, by means of increased efficiencies and use of green energies.
GOAL: Become a leading group in the development of efficient and green thermal systems, by training professionals and specialists, developing basic research, and transferring know-how and technology to our society.

Recent Submissions

  • Coupled radiation and natural convection: Different approaches of the slw model for a non-gray gas mixture 

    Colomer Rey, Guillem; Consul Serracanta, Ricard; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2007-09)
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    The coupling between non-gray radiation heat transfer and convection–conduction heat transfer is studied. The spectral line weighted sum of gray gases model (SLW) is used to account for non-gray radiation properties. The ...
  • On the use of CFD to obtain head loss coefficients in hydraulic systems and its application to liquid metal MHD flows in nuclear fusion reactor blankets 

    Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-12-01)
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    When an incompressible fluid flows through a contraction in a conduit, the increase in the kinetic energy of the fluid is accompanied by a pressure drop. This pressure drop is not to be assimilated with head loss. If ...
  • Liquid metal MHD flow influence on heat transfer phenomena in fusion reactor blankets 

    Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Iraola de Acevedo, Eduardo; Lampon Diestre, Cristina; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2021-09-01)
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    DEMO reactor is projected as a technological demonstrator and a component test reactor for several key systems such as the breeding blanket. The dual coolant lithium lead (DCLL) is one promising breeding blanket candidate ...
  • Gènere i Docència en l’àmbit STEM - Treball cooperatiu per incorporar la perspectiva de gènere 

    Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Peña Carrera, Marta; Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Pino González, David; Alcober Segura, Jesús Ángel; Batet Miracle, Lluís (Congrés Internacional de Docència Universitària i Innovació (CIDUI), 2021)
    Conference lecture
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    S'exposa el projecte Gènere i Docència desenvolupat a la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC). El projecte, que tenia com a objectiu capacitar el professorat en la incorporació de la perspectiva de gènere en la ...
  • Measurement of the Influence of Sheet Cavitation on the Heat Generated in a Closed Loop Pumping System 

    Bermejo Plana, David; Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier; Dular, Matevž; Ruiz Mansilla, Rafael (2021)
    Conference lecture
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    The so-called hydrodynamic heat generators are claimed as high efficiency heating devices, avoiding scaling by warming liquids without transfer surface with the help of cavitation effects. However, neither the mechanisms ...
  • Analysis of flow channel insert deformations influence on the liquid metal flow in DCLL blanket channels 

    Di Giulio, Dionisio; Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Savoldi, Laura (2020-08-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The dual coolant lithium lead (DCLL) is a candidate to be an effective breeding blanket (BB) concept for nuclear fusion technologies. One critical point of this design is the magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) effects involving ...
  • Introducing and Evaluating the Effective Inclusion of Gender Dimension in STEM Higher Education 

    Peña Carrera, Marta; Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Lusa García, Amaia (2021-04-29)
    Article
    Open Access
    The need to incorporate the gender dimension in higher education is a central element of gender equality policies within the European Union (EU). When most institutions of higher education have already strengthened and ...
  • Experimental investigation of a cavitating Venturi and its application to flow metering 

    Bermejo Plana, David; Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier; Ruiz Mansilla, Rafael (2021-04)
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    An experimental investigation has been carried out to evaluate the performance of a cavitating Venturi flow. For that purpose, a closed loop circuit with a centrifugal pump and a transparent asymmetric converging-diverging ...
  • Gender mainstreaming in teaching: analysis of STEM students' perception 

    Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Alsina Aubach, Montserrat; Ventura, Mireia; Lusa García, Amaia (2020)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, UPC-BarcelonaTech (UPC), is currently doing significant steps towards the gender mainstreaming in teaching. Indeed, some years ago some teachers already started individually to ...
  • Development of flow regime maps for lead lithium eutectic–helium flows 

    Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Cegielski, Andrzej; Jaros, Mark; Pérez-Ferragut, Marina; Batet Miracle, Lluís; Freixa Terradas, Jordi (2020-09-01)
    Article
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    nstitute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar (India) is currently involved in the design and development of its Lead-Lithium Ceramic Breeder (LLCB) module for testing in the International Thermo-nuclear Experimental ...
  • Research in plasma physics and fusion nuclear technology in the Department of Physics of UPC 

    Futatani, Shimpei; Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Suárez Cambra, Daniel; Batet Miracle, Lluís (2019-05)
    Article
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    Advanced Nuclear Technologies (ANT) Research Group of Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has diverse fields of activity; research lines in the field of Nuclear Fusion are summarized in this article. Activities of ...
  • Perspectiva de género en docencia STEM 

    Mas de les Valls Ortiz, Elisabet; Lusa García, Amaia; Olmedo Torre, Noelia; Peña Carrera, Marta; Gómez Castán, Silvia; Ferrer Balas, Dídac (Universidade da Coruña, Servizo de Publicacións, 2019)
    Conference report
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    La Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, dentro del III Plan de Igualdad de Género 2016-2020, está llevando a cabo diferentes acciones para promover la transversalidad de género en la universidad. El presente artículo ...

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