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  • Marangoni ducts for energy harvesting 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (ASME International, 2020-08-27)
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    The possibility for harnessing energy from thermal or concentration gradients by the use of ducts lined with hydrophobic microcavities is discussed. Utilizing a physical and simplified model an expression for the attainable ...
  • Diseño de tareas persona-robot en el ámbito académico 

    Masó Clota, Bisnu; Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Tornil Sin, Sebastián (2020-09-23)
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    Este artículo expone la necesidad de adaptación del currículo universitario a las nuevas tecnologías, en concreto en aspectos de robótica colaborativa. Y se incide cómo, a través de la disciplina interacción persona-ordenador, ...
  • Sensor-data-driven prognosis approach of liquefied natural gas satellite plant 

    Escobet Canal, Antoni; Escobet Canal, Teresa; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; Molina, Adoración (MDPI AG, 2020-08-11)
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    This paper proposes a sensor-data-driven prognosis approach for the predictive maintenance of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) satellite plant. By using data analytics of sensors installed in the satellite plants, it is ...
  • On cognitive assistant robots for reducing variability in industrial human-robot activities 

    Chacón, Alejandro; Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-07-26)
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    In the industrial domain, one important research activity for cognitive robotics is the development of assistant robots. In this work, we show how the use of a cognitive assistant robot can contribute to (i) improving task ...
  • Health-aware and fault-tolerant control of an octorotor UAV system based on actuator reliability 

    Salazar, Jean Carlo; Sanjuan Gómez, Adrián; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Sarrate Estruch, Ramon (2020-03-01)
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    A major goal in modern flight control systems is the need for improving reliability. This work presents a health-aware and fault-tolerant control approach for an octorotor UAV that allows distributing the control effort ...
  • Pool pressure-retarded osmosis 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2020-04-23)
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    In this work, consideration is given for pressure-retarded osmosis (PRO) system in a pool configuration. The motivation behind of such a configuration lies in the possibility to eliminate mechanical moving parts or energy ...
  • Application of CBR for intelligent process control of a WWTP 

    Pascual Pañach, Josep; Cugeró Escofet, Miquel Àngel; Sànchez-Marrè, Miquel; Aguiló Martos, Pere (IOS Press, 2019)
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    This paper proposes the use of a Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) system for the control and the supervision of a real wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). A WWTP is a critical system which aims to ensure the quality of the water ...
  • Ocean salt basins energy harvesting 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2020-04-02)
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    In this work, the potential of harvesting energy from ocean salt basins is discussed. These deep ocean depressions which host thick salts deposits whose salinities could be up to 5-10 times higher than normal seawater open ...
  • Hydro energy harvesting by using compliant surfaces: preliminary experimental assessment 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2020-03-13)
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    In this work consideration is given for hydro energy harvesting contained in residual water streams. The idea lies in the bifurcation of the stream into two channels separated by a compliant surface or membrane which, ...
  • Simplifying the verification of simulation models through Petri net to FlexSim mapping 

    Fonseca Casas, Pau; Guasch Petit, Antonio; Figueras Jové, Jaume (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-02-19)
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    Simplifying the encoding of a simulation conceptual model representation reduces the number of errors that will be detected in the verification phase. In this paper, we present a mapping between Petri nets, a well-known ...
  • Data-driven approach for leak localization in water distribution networks using pressure sensors and spatial interpolation 

    Soldevila, Adrià; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Fernández Canti, Rosa M.; Tornil Sin, Sebastián; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2019-07-01)
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    This paper presents a new data-driven method for leak localization in water distribution networks. The proposed method relies on the use of available pressure measurements in some selected internal network nodes and on the ...
  • An LMI–based heuristic algorithm for vertex reduction in LPV systems 

    Sanjuan Gómez, Adrián; Rotondo, Damiano; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Sarrate Estruch, Ramon (2019)
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    The linear parameter varying (LPV) approach has proved to be suitable for controlling many non-linear systems. However, for those which are highly non-linear and complex, the number of scheduling variables increases rapidly. ...

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