FLUMEN és un institut universitari de recerca de titularitat mixta entre la Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya i el Centre Internacional de Mètodes Numèrics en Enginyeria. FLUMEN té com objecte desenvolupar activitats de recerca, assessorament, formació i transferència de tecnologia en els camps de la Dinàmica Fluvial i de l'Enginyeria Hidrològica. FLUMEN fou creat per la Generalitat de Catalunya mitjançant l'ordre ECO/305/2012 de 3 d'octubre (DOGC de 17 d'octubre de 2012).

The group's main goal is research and consultation in river dynamics and surface hydrology. For over fifteen years, the group has worked in R&D in these areas. At present, the consolidated working lines are as follows:
1) Urban hydrology. Large-scale rainwater drainage systems and flooding in urban environments.
2) The effect of reservoirs on natural river behaviour.
3) Impact of infrastructures on natural hydrological characteristics.
4) Floods and measures for minimising the risk of inundation.
5) River restoration.
6) Physical limnology of reservoirs.
7) Dam hydraulics.
8) Design and automation of channels.
A further objective is to organise a multidisciplinary team in river dynamics. Ten years ago, the group began to cooperate with members of the Department of Ecology at the University of Barcelona. The cooperation is based on lecturing, PhD supervision, scientific publications, research projects and consulting. UPC and the UB have recently signed a framework agreement that aims to strengthen t

The group's main goal is research and consultation in river dynamics and surface hydrology. For over fifteen years, the group has worked in R&D in these areas. At present, the consolidated working lines are as follows:
1) Urban hydrology. Large-scale rainwater drainage systems and flooding in urban environments.
2) The effect of reservoirs on natural river behaviour.
3) Impact of infrastructures on natural hydrological characteristics.
4) Floods and measures for minimising the risk of inundation.
5) River restoration.
6) Physical limnology of reservoirs.
7) Dam hydraulics.
8) Design and automation of channels.
A further objective is to organise a multidisciplinary team in river dynamics. Ten years ago, the group began to cooperate with members of the Department of Ecology at the University of Barcelona. The cooperation is based on lecturing, PhD supervision, scientific publications, research projects and consulting. UPC and the UB have recently signed a framework agreement that aims to strengthen t

Recent Submissions

  • Field monitoring of brine pipeline facility in the central region of Catalonia, Spain 

    Sánchez Juny, Martí; Triadú Galí, Arnau; Arroyo Campos, Antoni; Paterson, Angus; Andreu Torras, Antoni; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2021-11)
    Article
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    The potash mines located in the central region of Catalonia generate waste brines that are transported and discharged beneath the sea on the Catalan central coast through a pipeline facility more than 100 km long. The ...
  • Pipe life prognosis in water distribution networks using reliable data-based approaches 

    Henry González, David; Sun, Congcong; Vendrell Gallart, Joan; Puig Cayuela, Vicenç; Bonet Gil, Enrique (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2021)
    Conference report
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    The assessment and prognosis of pipe life in water distribution networks has great potential in optimizing asset investment and protecting water resources. In the state-of-the-art, most of the research work about pipe life ...
  • The relevance of grated inlets within surface drainage systems in the field of urban flood resilience: a review of several experimental and numerical simulation approaches 

    Russo, Beniamino; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Urban drainage networks should be designed and operated preferably under open channel flow conditions without flux return, backwater, or overflows. In the case of extreme storm events, urban pluvial flooding is generated ...
  • Analysis of the process of compaction movements of deposits of crushed salt tailings 

    Yubero de Mateo, Maria Teresa; Olivella Pastallé, Sebastià; Gens Solé, Antonio; Bonet Gil, Enrique; Lloret Morancho, Antonio; Alfonso Abella, María Pura (2021-11)
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  • El desastre de Aznalcóllar: ¿lodos o aguas ácidas? 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Dolz Ripollès, Josep; Sánchez Juny, Martí (2021-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    La rotura de la balsa de estériles mineros del complejo de Aznalcóllar acaecida el 25 de abril de 1998 fue una catástrofe sin precedentes. Millones de metros cúbicos de un fluido complejo inundaron los cauces y riberas de ...
  • Reconstructing the snow avalanche of Coll de Pal 2018 (SE Pyrenees) 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Andrade, Carlos; Oller Figeras, Pere; Furdada, Glòria; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo (MDPI AG, 2021-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    Developments in mountain areas prone to natural hazards produce undesired impacts and damages. Thus, disaster assessment is mandatory to understand the physics of dangerous events and to make decisions to prevent hazardous ...
  • Seguimiento a la administración del recurso hídrico en cuencas rurales 

    Caro Camargo, Carlos Andrés; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Gerónimo Soler, David (Ediciones USTA, 2021)
    Part of book or chapter of book
    Open Access
    A case of application of monitoring tools is presented in reference to the application of the GWI index (Green watershed index), for control and management of rural watersheds. The index obtained and already used in some ...
  • Efficient design of road drainage systems 

    Aranda, José Ángel; Beneyto, Carles; Sánchez Juny, Martí; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (2021-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    Excess surface water on roadways due to storm events can cause hazardous scenarios for traffic. The design of efficient road and transportation facility drainage systems is a major challenge. Different approaches to limit ...
  • Determination of limit deposition velocity and viscosity in waste brines transported in pipelines 

    Sánchez Juny, Martí; Triadú Galí, Arnau; Patterson, David; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (American Society of Civil Engineers, 2021-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    The wastewater generated in the potash mines of the Bages region in Catalonia (Spain) was experimentally tested at the Paterson & Cooke slurry test facility in Cape Town, South Africa, to determine the flow behavior and ...
  • A novel expert opinion-based approach to compute estimations of flood damage to property in dense urban environments. Barcelona case study 

    Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo; Forero Ortiz, Edwar Andres; Russo, Beniamino; Locatelli, Luca; Guerrero Hidalga, María; Yubero, Daniel; Castan, Salvador (Elsevier, 2021-07)
    Article
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    A certain acceptable level of risk in a major drainage system must be established since urban areas cannot be made entirely free from pluvial flooding. Among the diversity of flood risks in urban areas, direct damage to ...
  • GoRoSoBo simplified: an accurate feedback control algorithm in real time for irrigation canals 

    Bonet Gil, Enrique; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Yubero de Mateo, Maria Teresa; Fernandez Francos, Joaquin (2019-11)
    Article
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    An irrigation canal is a hydraulic system whose main objective is to convey water from a source (dam, river) to different users. Such systems can be very large (several tens or hundreds of kilometers), characterized by ...
  • Integrated assessment of climate change impacts and urban resilience: from climate and hydrological hazards to risk analysis and measures 

    Velasco, Marc; Russo, Beniamino; Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo (2020-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    This Special Issue brings together recent research findings related to urban resilience, in particular taking into account climate change impacts and hydrological hazards. Taking advantage of the work done in the H2020 ...

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