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  • Crater formation by the rupture of underground natural gas pipelines: a probabilistic-based model 

    Amaya Gómez, Rafael; Ramírez Camacho, Jaime Giovanni; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe (Elsevier, 2018-06-01)
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    Parallel and crossing pipelines are frequently implemented due to land-use restrictions and their ease of operation and maintenance. Given the proximity of these pipelines and the hazardousness of the substances they ...
  • A data-driven fire spread simulator: validation in Vall-llobrega's Fire 

    Ríos, Oriol; Valero Pérez, Mario Miguel; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2019-03-28)
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    A Data-Driven Fire Spread Simulator: Validation in Vall-llobrega’s Fire Oriol Rios, Mario Miguel Valero, Elsa Pastor* and Eulàlia Planas Department of Chemical Engineering, Centre for Technological Risk Studies, Universitat ...
  • BLEVE: The case of water and a historical survey 

    Hemmatian, Behrouz; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Rashtchian, Davood (2019-01-01)
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    After a short update of the current more accepted definition of BLEVE, the special features of water BLEVEs are analyzed. The stronger overpressure wave generated in the case of water as compared to that of other substances ...
  • Summary of workshop large outdoor fires and the built environment 

    Manzello, Samuel; Blanchi, Raphaele; Gollner, Michael; Gorham, Daniel; McAllister, Sara; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia; Reszka, Pedro; Suzuki, Sayaka (2018-09-01)
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    Large outdoorfires present a risk to the built environment. Wildfires that spread into communities, referred to as Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)fires, havedestroyed communities throughout the world, and are an emerging ...
  • Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide variability at Aigüestortes, Central Pyrenees, Spain 

    Curcoll, Roger; Camarero, Lluís; Bacardit, Montse; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Grossi, Claudia (2018-01-01)
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  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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, ...

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