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  • Leak localization in water distribution networks using a Kriging data-based approach 

    Soldevila, Adrià; Jensen, Tom Nørgaard; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Tornil Sin, Sebastián; Fernández Canti, Rosa M.; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    This paper presents a Kriging data-based method for leak localization in Water Distribution Networks (WDNs). Given a set of sensors that provide pressure measurements in some inner nodes of the WDN, a WDN data-driven model ...
  • Modelling and analysis of intermodal passenger operations in a cruise terminal to prevent traffic congestion and enhance quality of service using discrete event simulation 

    Figueras Jové, Jaume; Guasch Petit, Antonio; Casanovas Garcia, Josep (2018)
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    In this paper we present a discrete event simulation model of a cruise terminal for decision support and strategic planning. The main objective is to provide an analysis tool for systems with high capacity constraints, ...
  • Práctica académica con un regulador tipo P alternativo, basada en PLC 

    Domingo Peña, Joan; Segura Casanovas, Joan (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2018)
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    En las asignaturas de materias de Control en los estudios de ingeniería, se incluyen conocimientos sobre reguladores continuos, siendo el más frecuente el del regulador proporcional, integral y derivativo, PID y las ...
  • Slingshot effect for ocean wave energy conversion 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (ICOE (International Conference on Ocean Energy), 2018)
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    Slingshot effect (SE) and its significance with regard to ocean wave energy conversion is discussed. It is shown that owing to the huge inertia which can be transported by the ocean wave plus its periodicity, then a movable ...
  • Resuspension and control of reservoir sediments by surface waves and point absorbers 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), 2018)
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    This work is intended to investigate the deliberate generation of mild waves on the surface of reservoirs and the use of a farm of point absorbers, floating buoys or akin technology, to convert the energy transported by ...
  • A shifting pole placement approach for the design of performance-varying multivariable PID controllers via BMIs 

    Sánchez, Helem Sabina; Rotondo, Damiano; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin (2018)
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    In this paper, the design of a performance-varying multivariable Proportional-Integral-Derivative (PID) controllers is presented. The main objective is to provide a framework for changing online the closed-loop behavior ...
  • A multiple model adaptive architecture for the state estimation in discrete-time uncertain LPV systems 

    Rotondo, Damiano; Hassani, Vahid; Cristofaro, Andrea (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    This paper addresses the problem of multiple model adaptive estimation (MMAE) for discrete-time linear parameter varying (LPV) systems that are affected by parametric uncertainty. The MMAE system relies on a finite number ...
  • Optimizing output regulation for a class of underactuated LPV systems 

    Corona, Dario; Cristofaro, Andrea; Rotondo, Damiano (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    In this paper the problem of optimizing the output regulation of an underactuated LPV system is considered. When the system is underactuated, only a subset of the outputs can be arbitrarily controlled, and the remaining ...
  • Economic model predictive control for energy dispatch of a smart microgrid system 

    Nassourou, M; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Blesa Izquierdo, Joaquim; Ocampo-Martínez, Carlos (2017)
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    The problem of energy dispatch in heterogeneous complex systems such as smart grids cannot be efficiently solved using classical control or ad-hoc methods. This paper proposes the application of Economic Model Predictive ...
  • Optimal design of a wastewater treatment plant using advanced technologies 

    Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Romera Formiguera, Juli; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin; de Campos Paus, Sergio (2017)
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    n this paper, a methodology and software tool for the optimal design of advanced waste treatment plants is presented. The problem of the design of the WWTP is translated into a discrete optimization problem. As a result, ...
  • Detection of icing and actuator faults in the longitudinal dynamics of small UAVs using an LPV proportional integral unknown input observer 

    Rotondo, Damiano; Cristofaro, Andrea; Johansen, Tor Arne; Nejjari Akhi-Elarab, Fatiha; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç (2016)
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    This paper proposes a linear parameter varying proportional integral unknown input observer (PI-UIO) for the diagnosis of actuator faults and icing in unmanned aerial vehicles. It is shown that in presence of sensor noise, ...
  • Optimal management of barcelona water distribution network using non-linear model predictive control 

    Wang, Ye; Cembrano Gennari, Gabriela; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Urrea, Maite; Romera Formiguera, Juli; Saporta, D.; Valero, J.G.; Quevedo Casín, Joseba Jokin (2017)
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    This paper presents a non-linear optimal control strategy for the operational management of water distribution networks (WDNs) including both flow and hydraulic head/pressure constraints. The optimal operation of WDNs ...

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