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  • Leak detection and localization in water distribution networks by combining expert knowledge and data-driven models 

    Soldevila Coma, Adrià; Roveri, Manuel; Tornil Sin, Sebastián; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (Springer Nature, 2022-01-16)
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    Leaks represent one of the most relevant faults in water distribution networks (WDN), resulting in severe losses. Despite the growing research interest in critical infrastructure monitoring, most of the solutions present ...
  • Gestión, mantenimiento y visualización del estado de plantas satélites de GNL basado en modelos predictivos 

    Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; Escobet Canal, Antoni; Escobet Canal, Teresa; Molina, Adoración; Cloquell, Armand; Martin-Dorado, Ángel; Garcia Milà, Ignasi; Borràs, Mikel; Ibáñez Adrián, Luís (Grupo Tecnipublicaciones, 2021-05)
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    Este artículo presenta los resultados de un trabajo colaborativo entre la empresa de servicios Nedgia S.A. del grupo Naturgy, las empresas tecnológicas IDP, Worldsensing y el centro de investigación CS2AC de la UPC en el ...
  • A recursive LMI-based algorithm for efficient vertex reduction in LPV systems 

    Sanjuan Gómez, Adrián; Rotondo, Damiano; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Sarrate Estruch, Ramon (2021-01-01)
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    This paper proposes a new algorithm to reduce the number of gains of a polytopic LPV controller considering generic tuples of vertices, for which a common controller gain can be used. The use of Frobenius norm and the ...
  • Hydrocavitation piezoelectric ocean wave energy harvesting 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2021-10-01)
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    The possibility to convert the ocean wave energy into electrical energy by piezoelectric layers has excited the imagination of ocean wave energy conversion designers for decades owing to its relative robustness (no mechanical ...
  • Thermal soil radon mitigation 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), 2021-04-12)
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    In this work consideration is given to the possibility for thermal soil radon mitigation. It is known that the diffusion coefficient of radon through minerals and rocks have are characterized by Arrhenius linear plots ...
  • A first assessment of an aerodynamic barrier layer for filtering airborne hygroscopic particles 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2021-09-01)
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    In this work consideration is given to an aerodynamic concept for filtration of small water droplets such as those caused by an infected person when coughs or sneezes and including airborne hygroscopic particle, and with ...
  • The use of underground thermal gradients as technique for soil radon mitigation 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2021-06-10)
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    Diffusion coefficients of radon through minerals and rocks are characterised by Arrhenius linear plots, i.e., increasing with temperature. It has been observed, for example, that rocks with a mild heating (<100°C) translate ...
  • Usability study through a human-robot collaborative workspace experience 

    Chacón Encalada, Luis Alejandro; Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-05-28)
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    The use of collaborative robots (cobots) in industrial and academic settings facilitates physical and cognitive interaction with operators. This framework is a challenge to determine how measures on concepts, such as ...
  • Cognitive Interaction Analysis in Human–Robot Collaboration Using an Assembly Task 

    Chacón Encalada, Luis Alejandro; Ponsa Asensio, Pere; Angulo Bahón, Cecilio (2021-05-31)
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    In human–robot collaborative assembly tasks, it is necessary to properly balance skills to maximize productivity. Human operators can contribute with their abilities in dexterous manipulation, reasoning and problem solving, ...
  • The use of solar thermal energy for self- and passive control of sedimentation in large reservoirs 

    Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las; Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier (2021-02-21)
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    Solar therm al energy and its possible role with regard to self- and passive con-trol sedimentation in large reservoirs behind dams is discussed. It is knownthe impact caused by large re servoirs because the drastic reduction ...
  • The mechanical effect of moisturization on airborne COVID-19 transmission and its potential use as control technique 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2021-03-13)
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    Mounting evidence from scientific community seems to suggest that COVID-19 virus can potentially spread by airborne transmission. As a result, methods and techniques for preventing environmental contagious, such as ventilation ...
  • Leak localization method for water-distribution networks using a data-driven model and Dempster-Shafer reasoning 

    Soldevila Coma, Adrià; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Jensen, Tom Nørgaard; Tornil Sin, Sebastián; Fernández Canti, Rosa M.; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2020-04-07)
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    This article presents a new data-driven method for leak localization in water-distribution networks (WDNs). The method uses the information provided by a set of pressure sensors installed in some internal network nodes in ...

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