Recerca aplicada en l'àmbit de la fluïdodinàmica i dinàmica estructural de turbomàquines i sistemes. Aplicacions al diagnòstic de danys, indústria de processos, generació d'energia i fluids supercrítics.

http://futur.upc.edu/FLUIDS

RResearch and technology in the fields of fluid dynamics and structural dynamics of turbomachinery and systems. Application to failure detection and diagnosis, process industries, energy generation and supercritical fluids.

http://futur.upc.edu/FLUIDS

RResearch and technology in the fields of fluid dynamics and structural dynamics of turbomachinery and systems. Application to failure detection and diagnosis, process industries, energy generation and supercritical fluids.

http://futur.upc.edu/FLUIDS

Enviaments recents

  • Detection and analysis of part load and full load instabilities in a real Francis turbine prototype 

    Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017)
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    Francis turbines operate in many cases out of its best effici ency point, in order to regulate their output power according to the instantaneous ener gy demand of the grid. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to analyse ...
  • Overview of the experimental tests in prototype 

    Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017)
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    Experimental tests in prototype are necessary to understand the dynamic behaviour of the machine during different operating points. Hydraulic phenomena as well as its effect on the structure need to be studied in o rder ...
  • Dynamic response of the MICA runner. Experiment and simulation 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Bossio, Matias (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017)
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    Studying the dynamic response of Francis turbine runners is of paramount importance in order to avoid resonance problems during operating conditions. For this purpose, the natural frequencies as well as their associated ...
  • Condition monitoring of a prototype turbine. Description of the system and main results 

    Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Bossio, Matias (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2017)
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    The fast change in new renewable energy is affecting directly the required operating range of hydropower plants. According to the present demand of electricity, it is necessary to generate different levels of power. Because ...
  • Advanced condition monitoring of Pelton turbines 

    Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Bossio, Matias; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (2017)
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    The ability of hydropower to adapt the electricity generation to the demand is necessary to integrate wind and solar energy to the grid. Nowadays hydropower turbines are required to work under harsher operating conditions ...
  • Extension of operating range in pump-turbines. Influence of head and load 

    Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Bossio, Matias (2017-12-19)
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    Due to the increasing share of new renewable energies like wind and solar in the generation of electricity the need for power regulation and energy storage is becoming of paramount importance. One of the systems to store ...
  • Advanced condition monitoring of Pelton turbines 

    Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Bossio, Matias (2018-04)
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    Accés restringit per política de l'editorial
    The ability of hydropower to adapt the electricity generation to the demand is necessary to integrate wind and solar energy into the electrical grid. Nowadays, hydropower turbines are required to work under harsher operating ...
  • On the use of PZT-Patches as exciters in modal analysis: application to submerged structures 

    Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Bossio, Matias (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2016)
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    Modal Analysis is an experimental technique widely used to determine the dynamic response of structures. One of the most critical part is the selection of the actuator that will excite the tested structure. In many cases, ...
  • Feasibility of detecting natural frequencies of hydraulic turbines while in operation, using strain gauges 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Bossio, Matias; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-01-10)
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    Nowadays, hydropower plays an essential role in the energy market. Due to their fast response and regulation capacity, hydraulic turbines operate at off-design conditions with a high number of starts and stops. In this ...
  • Power swing generated in Francis turbines by part load and overload instabilities 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Bossio, Matias (2017-12-13)
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    Hydropower plays a key role in the actual energy market due to its fast response and regulation capacity. In that way, hydraulic turbines are increasingly demanded to work at off-design conditions, where complex flow ...
  • Assessment of the use of Venetian blinds as solar thermal collectors in double skin facades in Mediterranean climates 

    Velasco Vilanova, Abel; Jiménez García, Sergi; Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús; Fontanals García, Alfred; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica (2017-11-10)
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    The global trend on energy integration and building efficiency is making both researchers and building developers look for technical solutions to use facade surfaces for energy harvesting. In this work, the assessment ...
  • Failure investigation of a Pelton turbine runner 

    Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valentín Ruiz, David; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Presas Batlló, Alexandre (Elsevier, 2017-11)
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    In this paper, an uncommon failure of a Pelton turbine has been analyzed. After the monitoring system detected a sudden increase in the vibration levels, the turbine was inspected. The inspection showed that a fragment of ...

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