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

Recent Submissions

  • CFD study of the supercritical transesterification of triolein: Wall-to-fluid/particle-to fluid transport effects 

    Mekala, Samuel Jedidiah; Fontanals García, Alfred; Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús (2019-01-01)
    Article
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    Transesterification of triglycerides is a process by which biodiesel is produced. Biodiesel is a sustainable alternative to petroleum diesel; hence, its efficient production is of significant importance. The transesterification ...
  • A review of pzt patches applications in submerged systems 

    Presas, Alexandre; Luo, Yongyao; Wang, Zhengwei; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-07-12)
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    Open Access
    Submerged systems are found in many engineering, biological, and medicinal applications. For such systems, due to the particular environmental conditions and working medium, the research on the mechanical and structural ...
  • Numerical study on the influence of acoustic natural frequencies on the dynamic behaviour of submerged and confined disk-like structures 

    Bossio, Matias; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Ramos Martín, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica (2017-08)
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    The dynamic response of disks has been deeply studied in the last years given that their dynamic characteristics present similarities with more complex disk-like structures used in real engineering applications, such as ...
  • Numerical study on the dynamic behavior of a francis turbine runner model with a crack 

    Zhang, Ming; Valentín Ruiz, David; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Zhao, Weiqiang (2018-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Crack appearance in the blade is the most common type of fatigue damage in Francis turbines. However, it is sometimes difficult to detect cracks in time using the current monitoring system, even when they are very large. ...
  • Transmission of high frequency vibrations in rotating systems. Application to cavitation detection in hydraulic turbines 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2018-03-16)
    Article
    Open Access
    One of the main causes of damage in hydraulic turbines is cavitation. While not all cavitation appearing in a turbine is of a destructive type, erosive cavitation can severely affect the structure, thus increasing maintenance ...
  • Sensor-based optimized control of the full load instability in large hydraulic turbines 

    Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2018-03-30)
    Article
    Open Access
    Hydropower plants are of paramount importance for the integration of intermittent renewable energy sources in the power grid. In order to match the energy generated and consumed, Large hydraulic turbines have to work under ...
  • Numerical simulations of complex flows in hydraulic turbomachinery. Actual R&D lines in the ‘CFD/Applied Maths Laboratory’ 

    Coussirat Núñez, Miguel Gustavo; Fontanals García, Alfred (2016-07-01)
    Article
    Open Access
  • 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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    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)
    Conference report
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    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 ...

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