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

  • NRCS-CN estimation from onsite and remote sensing data for management of a reservoir in the eastern Pyrenees 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Martí Cardona, Belén; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Seco, Raquel Irene; Amengual Pou, Arnau; Roux, Helene; Romero March, Romualdo (2020-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    Onsite and Earth observation (EO) data are used for the calibration of the Natural Resources Conservation Service curve number (NRCS-CN) value in a hydrological simulation model. The model was developed for La Muga catchment ...
  • Erosión fluvial y protección en pilas de puente: modelo reducido del puente nuevo de Mora de Ebro 

    Martín Vide, Juan Pedro; Dolz Ripollès, Josep (1994-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Este trabajo se propone llamar la atención sobre la acción del agua en las pilas de los puentes, origen del fenómeno de la socavación local, responsable de un gran número de fallos de puentes. En primer lugar, se presenta ...
  • Las aguas superficiales y la marisma del Parque Nacional de Doñana 

    Bayan, B; Dolz Ripollès, Josep (1995-02)
    Article
    Open Access
    La Marisma del Parque Nacional de Doñana ocupa aproximadamente 27.000 Ha. y constituye uno de los tres grandes ecosistemas existentes en el parque. En el presente siglo se llevaron a cabo actuaciones que redujeron notablemente ...
  • Presa de Caruachi. Estudio del comportmiento hidráulico de las compuertas de los conductos de desvío 

    Sánchez Juny, Martí; Niñerola Chifoni, Daniel; Pomares Abad, Juan; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Dolz Ripollès, Josep; Abadía, Fernando; Quintero, Francisco (2002-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Se presenta el estudio desarrollado en el Laboratorio de Modelos Reducidos del Dpto. de Ing. Hidráulica, Marítima y Ambiental de la UPC, para el análisis del comportamiento hidráulico de las compuertas a utilizar en la ...
  • Simulation of turbulence mixing in the atmosphere boundary layer and analysis of fractal dimension 

    Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Koshelev, K; Strijhak, Sergei; Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel (2019-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    In the first part of this paper, a flow model for numerical simulation of turbulent parameters in atmospheric boundary layer (ABL), based on finite volume method and large-eddy simulation is introduced. This model consists ...
  • Convective thermal fluxes in unsteady non-homogeneous flows 

    Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; Sanchez Carcar, Jesus Maria; Lopez Gonzalez-Nieto, Pilar (2019-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    In this paper we describe a novel experimental apparatus consisting of a thermoelectric driven heating and cooling device that could be used in didactic laboratories and research. Is possible to model common environmental ...
  • The backwater effect as a tool to assess formative long-term flood regimes 

    Castelltort, Francesc Xavier; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Balasch Solanes, Josep Carles; Ribé Forn, Martí (2020-02)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    The Ter River drains the south-eastern Pyrenees and flows into the Mediterranean Sea. A lithological constriction affects the normal water flow in the La Plana de Vic area. As a consequence of this disturbance in the flow, ...
  • Thermal response of Sanabria lake to global change (NW Spain) 

    Ramos Fuertes, Anaïs; Vega Ureta, José Carlos; Palau Ibars, Antoni; Armengol Bachero, Joan; Casasola García, Antonio; Rodríguez Palao, Alejandro; Dolz Ripollès, Josep (2020-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Are large water bodies able to act as sensors of global change? As accumulators of water and heat, some of their thermal characteristics might be altered by long term (decadal) hydrometeorological changes and thus may be ...
  • IberHABITAT: evaluación de la Idoneidad del Hábitat Físico y del Hábitat Potencial Útil para peces. Aplicación en el río Eume 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Palau Ibars, Antoni; Vericat Querol, Damià; Ramos Fuertes, Anaïs (Elsevier, 2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    La caracterización y cuantificación del Hábitat Potencial Útil (HPU) para peces fluviales a partir de modelos de simulación hidráulica se ha basado tradicionalmente en la utilización de modelos hidráulicos unidimensionales, ...
  • Metodología para el análisis de rotura de presas con aterramiento mediante simulación con fondo móvil 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Olivares Cerpa, Gonzalo; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (Elsevier, 2019)
    Article
    Open Access
    Los estudios de rotura de presas permiten evaluar la peligrosidad y el riesgo por inundación asociado a un posible fallo de estas estructuras. La legislación y documentos técnicos vigentes en España marcan el camino a ...
  • Benchmarking of the Iber capabilities for 2D free surface flow modelling 

    Cea Gómez, Luis; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Fraga, Ignacio; Sañudo Costoya, Esteban; García-Leal, Orlando; Gómez-Gesteira, Moncho; González-Cao, José (2020)
    Book
    Open Access
    Iber is a software for simulating turbulent free surface unsteady flow and transport processes in shallow water flows. The hydrodynamic module of Iber solves the depth averaged two-dimensional shallow water equations (2D ...
  • Evaluation of two hydrometeorological ensemble strategies for flash-flood forecasting over a catchment of the eastern Pyrenees 

    Roux, Helene; Amengual, A.; Romero, Romu; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Sanz Ramos, Marcos (2020-02)
    Article
    Open Access
    This study aims at evaluating the performances of flash flood forecasts issued from deterministic and ensemble meteorological prognostic systems. The hydro-meteorological modeling chain includes the Weather Research and ...

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