El CERTEC duu a terme recerca sobre el risc associat a activitats industrials i al transport de mercaderies perilloses i sobre el risc ambiental que suposa l'activitat humana. Les principals línies en les que es treballa són:
--Fiabilitat de processos: predicció de la probabilitat/freqüència dels accidents
--Modelització matemàtica dels accidents greus (incendis, explosions, fuites tòxiques). Avaluació dels seus efectes i de les seves conseqüències sobre persones, equipament i entorn.
--Modelització d'incendis forestals: comportament i característiques del foc, efecte dels productes retardants, simulacions CFD.
--Optimització d'instal·lacions: reducció del risc.
--Avaluació del risc ambiental: impacte ambiental en ports, risc ambiental de les substàncies químiques.

A més dels estudis teòrics, el CERTEC duu a terme experimentació a escala real (incendis de vessaments d'hidrocarburs, dolls de foc, núvols de gas, incendis forestals)i reduïda (taula de combustió per incendis forestals).

http://futur.upc.edu/CERTEC

The objective of the Centre for Technological Risk Studies (CERTEC) is to carry out research in the fields of technological risk and environmental impact (mathematical modelling of major accidents, fires, explosions, toxic releases, transportation of hazardous materials, environmental impact, etc.)
The main research lines are the study of hydrocarbon pool-fires; the mathematical modelling of major accidents; risk analysis in the transportation of hazardous materials; the assessment of the environmental state of sea ports; and the study of wildfires.

http://futur.upc.edu/CERTEC

The objective of the Centre for Technological Risk Studies (CERTEC) is to carry out research in the fields of technological risk and environmental impact (mathematical modelling of major accidents, fires, explosions, toxic releases, transportation of hazardous materials, environmental impact, etc.)
The main research lines are the study of hydrocarbon pool-fires; the mathematical modelling of major accidents; risk analysis in the transportation of hazardous materials; the assessment of the environmental state of sea ports; and the study of wildfires.

http://futur.upc.edu/CERTEC

Enviaments recents

  • On the use of compact thermal cameras for quantitative wildfire monitoring 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Jimenez, Daniel; Butler, Bret W.; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Rios Rubiras, Oriol; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018)
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    In recent times, there have been significant developments in remote sensing techniques applied to forest fire research. In particular, infrared (IR) imagery has proved effective to measure variables such as rate of spread, ...
  • Management of an infrared imaging system for wildfire monitoring 

    Mata Miquel, Cristian; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018)
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    In this work, we present our system architecture developed to manage and pre- and post-process TIR (thermal infrared) imagery for wildfire applications. It is mainly composed of an acquisition module, a preprocessing unit ...
  • Transportation of hazardous materials via pipeline: a historical overview 

    Bubbico, Roberto; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Santone, Francesco (2018-01-01)
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    The transportation of hazardous materials via pipelines is often considered a safer alternative to other transportation modalities such as railway, road and ship. However, pipelines often cross industrial and highly populated ...
  • A priori validation of CFD modelling of hydrocarbon pool fires 

    Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018-08-04)
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    Fires can be an important hazard for the safety of chemical and process industries. Particularly, pool fires are the most frequent fire scenarios in such facilities and can affect other equipment of the plant with severe ...
  • GIS-based integration of spatial and remote sensing data for wildfire monitoring 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Rios, Oriol; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018)
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    The impact of wildfires on society is increasing. Annually burned area, fire season length and fire severity have increased during the last decade in several regions of the world, and a number of tragic events have occurred ...
  • A successful experience with the flipped classroom in the transport phenomena course 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Martínez Martínez, María del Rosario; Pozo Montero, Francesc; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018-08-24)
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    Transport Phenomena is a core subject in Chemical Engineering studies. Its fundamentals need significant effort to be understood. Furthermore, students must apply theory to solve practical engineering problems, and it is ...
  • Infrared imaging software for jet fire analysis 

    Mata Miquel, Cristian; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Rengel Darnaculleta, Francisco de Borja; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Palacios, Adriana; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2018)
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    Jet fires, often originated by the ignition of hydrocarbon sonic jets, are characterized by a high momentum jet flame lifted from the outlet orifice. The high thermal flux released, especially if there is flames impingement ...
  • Automated location of active fire perimeters in aerial infrared imaging using unsupervised edge detectors 

    Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Rios, Oriol; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018-04-23)
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    A variety of remote sensing techniques have been applied to forest fires. However, there is at present no system capable of monitoring an active fire precisely in a totally automated manner. Spaceborne sensors show too ...
  • Study of the daily and seasonal atmospheric CH4 mixing ratio variability in a rural Spanish region using Rn-222 tracer 

    Grossi, Claudia; Vogel, F. R.; Curcoll, Roger; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Vargas Drechsler, Arturo; Rodó, Xavier; Morguí, Josep Anton (2018-04-26)
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    The ClimaDat station at Gredos (GIC3) has been continuously measuring atmospheric (dry air) mixing ratios of carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), as well as meteorological parameters, since November 2012. In this study ...
  • Interpolation framework to speed up near-surface wind simulations for data-driven wildfire applications 

    Rios, Oriol; Jahn, Wolfram; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2018-04-23)
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    Local wind fields that account for topographic interaction are a key element for any wildfire spread simulator. Currently available tools to generate near-surface winds with acceptable accuracy do not meet the tight time ...
  • Prediction of lift-off distance in choked and subsonic hydrogen jet fires 

    Bradley, Dereck; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Palacios, Adriana (2017-11-23)
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    Hydrogen jet flames, as a consequence of their greater reactivity, have a number of characteristics that are different from other flames. These are reviewed, as are the various attempts that have been made to characterise, ...
  • Temporal and spatial variability of ground level atmospheric methane concentrations in the Ebro River Delta 

    Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Grossi, Claudia; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Rioja, Eva (2017-07)
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    Deltas provide many worthy ecosystem services. Yet, delta basins are quite vulnerable, especially in the face of climate change, which can affect the outcome of both agriculture and biodiversity. Moreover, rice paddy ...

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