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).

http://futur.upc.edu/FLUMEN

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

http://futur.upc.edu/FLUMEN

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

http://futur.upc.edu/FLUMEN

Recent Submissions

  • Toward sustainable management: 2D modelling of a self-cleaning system to improve geometry in front of the flushing gate 

    Ruiloba, Luis Carlos; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Russo, Beniamino; Choi, Gyewoon; Jang, Dongwoo (2018-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper aims to show how numerical modelling based on 2D SWE can be used to analyze the cleaning effectiveness of flushing waves in storm tanks. The case study under consideration is an existing storm tank located in ...
  • Stability criteria for flooded vehicles: a state-of-the-art review 

    Martínez Gomariz, Eduardo; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Russo, Beniamino; Djordjevic, S. (2018-02)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Hazard conditions related to vehicular circulation are important in flood risk management. The knowledge of vehicles stability when those are exposed to flooding is crucial for an informed flood risk management in urban ...
  • Prediction of organic combined sewer sediment release and transport 

    Seco, Raquel Irene; Schellart, Alma Neeltje Antonia; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Tait, Simon (2018-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Accurate predictions of sediment loads released by sewer overflow discharges are important for being able to provide protection to vulnerable receiving waters. These predictions are sensitive to the estimated sediment ...
  • Is it better to use gate opening as control variable than discharge to control irrigation canals? 

    Horváth, Klaudia; Galvis Restrepo, Eduard; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Rodellar Benedé, José (2015-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Centralized model predictive controllers are common in water systems. The control action variable can be the discharge, and the subsystems (canal pools) are modeled separately. This paper focuses on short canal pools where ...
  • Turbulent convection by thermoelectricity in a cooling-heating didactive device 

    Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Sanchez, Jesus Mary (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), 2017-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    Local Diffusion and the topological structure of vorticity and velocity fields is measured in the transition from a homogeneous linearly stratified fluid to a cellular or layered structure by means of convective cooling ...
  • Comparación de métodos de análisis de imágenes para determinar el campo de velocidades en las cercanías de las rejas de alcantarillado 

    Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Russo, Beniamino; Zanon, Federico (2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    El objetivo de este trabajo es la comparación de los campos de velocidades y caudales captados a través de la técnica Surface Flow Image Velocimetry (SFIV) frente a los datos de ensayo experimental, que pudiera ayudar a ...
  • GoRoSoBo: an overall control diagram to improve the efficiency of water transport systems in real time 

    Bonet Gil, Enrique; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Yubero de Mateo, Maria Teresa; Fernández-Francos, Xavier (2017-05)
    Article
    Open Access
    Agriculture plays an important part in the food chain and water resources for agriculture are essential. A problem is that the water transport systems present low efficiencies in practice. Crop yields must be optimized, ...
  • Fractal analysis of growing cities and its relationship with health centre 

    Leyton, Carolina; Redondo Apraiz, José Manuel; Tarquis Alfonso, Ana Maria; Gil Martín, Joan Carles; Tellez Alvarez, Jackson David (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT), 2017-06-06)
    Article
    Open Access
    During recent years, many research group interested in the study of organizational networks from different fields, e.g. studies of behavior of cities growth following the fractal theory. Considering the fractal analysis ...
  • Desarrollo de una herramienta para simular obstrucciones en flujos con Iber 

    Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Niñerola Chifoni, Daniel; Dolz Ripollès, Josep (Grupo de Enxeñería da Auga e do Medio Ambiente (GEAMA), 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Los modelos de simulación hidráulica en lámina libre han supuesto un revulsivo para el análisis de inundaciones, entre otros. Su evolución está permitiendo realizar simulaciones cada vez más complejas, y por ende más ...
  • Análisis numérico 3D de una rotura de presa mediante el uso de OpenFOAM 

    Sánchez Cordero, Esteban; Boix, Júlia; Gómez Valentín, Manuel; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (Grupo de Enxeñería da Auga e do Medio Ambiente (GEAMA), 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    El presente trabajo muestra un análisis numérico 3D del comportamiento del flujo de agua en una rotura de presa a escala de laboratorio mediante el uso del código basado en el método de volúmenes finitos (FVM)- OpenFOAM. ...
  • Modelación numérica bidimensional de la dinámica sedimentaria del río Ebro en Castejón 

    Ribé Forn, Martí; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest; Dolz Ripollès, Josep (Grupo de Enxeñería da Auga e do Medio Ambiente (GEAMA), 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    El objeto de este estudio consiste en la construcción y calibración de un modelo numérico para la simulación de la dinámica sedimentaria del tramo de río Ebro comprendido entre los puentes de la N-113 y de la autopista ...
  • Simulación de rotura de presas aterradas con fondo móvil: caso de estudio 

    Sanz Ramos, Marcos; Olivares Cerpa, Gonzalo; Bladé i Castellet, Ernest (Grupo de Enxeñería da Auga e do Medio Ambiente (GEAMA), 2017)
    Conference report
    Open Access
    Los estudios de rotura de presas han permitido conocer la peligrosidad y el riesgo de inundación asociado a un posible fallo de estas estructuras. La legislación y documentos técnicos vigentes en España marcan el camino a ...

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