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  • Wildland–urban interface fires in spain: summary of the policy framework and recommendations for improvement 

    Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Muñoz Navarro, Juan Antonio; Caballero Valero, David; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Dalmau Rovira, Ferran; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2019-01-01)
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    Southern Europe is recurrently being hit by forest fires affecting wildland–urban interface (WUI) areas which, particularly in the last decade, have resulted in tremendous consequences. In the years to come, self-protection ...
  • Analysis of crater formation in buried NG pipelines: A survey based on past accidents and evaluation of domino effect 

    Ramírez Camacho, Jaime Giovanni; Pastor Ferrer, Elsa; Amaya Gómez, Rafael; Mata Miquel, Cristian; Muñoz Giraldo, Felipe; Casal Fàbrega, Joaquim (2019-03-01)
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    The formation of a crater by the abrupt and catastrophic rupture of a high-pressure pipeline can be highly relevant, especially when the crater uncovers other pipelines, which could undergo a domino effect with a significant ...
  • Thermal radiation model for dynamic fireballs with shadowing 

    Bonilla Martinez, Juan M.; Agueda Costafreda, Alba; Muñoz, Miguel; Vílchez Sánchez, Juan Antonio; Planas Cuchi, Eulàlia (2019-08-01)
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    This paper presents a new methodology for determining the thermal radiation of dynamic fireballs considering the presence of obstructions (i.e. safety barrier, topographic elevation). The specific type of obstruction ...
  • 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 ...

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