1) Desenvolupar activitats de recerca i transferència de tecnologia i obtenir resultats que aportin un progrés en els àmbits de les enginyeries aeronàutica i industrial. Aquest objectiu es basa en el fet del potencial multidisciplinari que, tant en recursos humans com materials, té l'ETSEIT, així com en el potencial aeronàutic que, com a conseqüència de la impartició de la nova titulació d'Enginyeria Aeronàutica, està assolint. Aquest grup de recerca permetrà alhora que tot el nou personal docent i d'investigació de l'àrea de coneixement d'Enginyeria Aeroespacial que s'incorpori a l'Escola (aquest PDI tindrà adscripció orgànica i funcional a l'Escola) pugui tenir el marc i la infraestructura adequats per a la recerca. 2) Facilitar la recerca al personal docent i d'investigació de l'ETSEIT. L'existència d'aquest grup, dirigit i tutelat per l'Escola, permet que ningú que vulgui estar integrat en un grup de recerca no quedi marginat, ja que es tracta d'un grup obert a tot el PDI de l'ETSEIT. 3) Establir col·labo

The group's aims are the following: 1) To carry out research and technology transfer activities. To achieve results that contribute to the progress of the fields of aeronautical and industrial engineering. These objectives are supported by the multidisciplinary potential, both in terms of human resources and material, of the ETSEIT, as well as the expertise in aeronautics that has been made available by the introduction of the new degree in this field. The research group will ensure that all of the School?s new academic and research staff in the field of aeronautical engineering will have an adequate framework and infrastructure in which to carry out their research. 2) To promote and facilitate the academic and research staff?s work. The group, which is directed and supervised by the School, is open to all staff members who wish to participate. 3) To collaborate with other research groups at the ETSEIT and at UPC in general. The ETSEIT holds a privileged position that enables it to unite forces, particularly

The group's aims are the following: 1) To carry out research and technology transfer activities. To achieve results that contribute to the progress of the fields of aeronautical and industrial engineering. These objectives are supported by the multidisciplinary potential, both in terms of human resources and material, of the ETSEIT, as well as the expertise in aeronautics that has been made available by the introduction of the new degree in this field. The research group will ensure that all of the School?s new academic and research staff in the field of aeronautical engineering will have an adequate framework and infrastructure in which to carry out their research. 2) To promote and facilitate the academic and research staff?s work. The group, which is directed and supervised by the School, is open to all staff members who wish to participate. 3) To collaborate with other research groups at the ETSEIT and at UPC in general. The ETSEIT holds a privileged position that enables it to unite forces, particularly

Recent Submissions

  • Explicit dynamic analysis of thin membrane structures 

    Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice; Ortega, Enrique; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2011-02)
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    An explicit dynamic structural solver developed at CIMNE for the analysis of parachutes is presented. The canopy fabric has a negligible out-of-plane stiffness, therefore its numerical study presents important challenges. ...
  • Efficient aeroelastic analysis of wind loads on inflatable hangars 

    Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice; Ortega, Enrique (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2019)
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    Wind loads play a crucial role in inflatable structures. Unfortunately, design loads from safety regulations grossly overestimate the real aerodynamic forces. Thus, a more accurate estimation of wind loads is desirable. ...
  • A numerical investigation of wind tunnel model deformations caused by the twin-sting support system 

    Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice; Ortega, Enrique; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2009)
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    This work presents a wing deformation analysis of a twin-sting-mounted commercial aircraft model. Twin-sting arrangements minimize flow disturbances around the model fuselage and tail; on the other hand, they cause important ...
  • A 3D low-order panel method for unsteady aerodynamic problems 

    Ortega, Enrique; Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2010)
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    An unsteady low-order panel method for three-dimensional subsonic analyses is presented. The method, which is based on well-established techniques in computational aerodynamics, is intended to achieve a cost-effective ...
  • An edge-based solver for compressible flow 

    Ortega, Enrique; Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2005-10)
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    An edge-based high-resolution scheme for the solution of the compressible Euler equations on unstructured finite elements grids is presented. The flow solver adopted in the present work is the approximate Riemann solver ...
  • Efficient aeroelastic analysis of inflatable structures using enhanced potential flow aerodynamics 

    Ortega, Enrique; Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice; Cuartero Zaragoza, Eric; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (2019-10)
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    An efficient method for the aeroelastic analysis of wind effects on inflatable structures is presented. The solution scheme is staggered and uses an explicit finite-element structural solver and potential flow aerodynamics. ...
  • On the exploitation of differential aerodynamic lift and drag as a means to control satellite formation flight 

    Traub, Constantin; Romano, Francesco; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (springer-Verlag, 2019-05-27)
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    For a satellite formation to maintain its intended design despite present perturbations (formation keeping), to change the formation design (reconfiguration) or to perform a rendezvous maneuver, control forces need to be ...
  • SOAR - Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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    SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research) is a CubeSat mission designed to investigate the interaction betweendifferent materials and the atmospheric flow regime in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO) and to demonstrate ...
  • Advances on the Inductive Plasma Thruster Design for an Atmosphere-Breathing EP System 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Boxberger, Adam; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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    Challenging space mission scenarios include those in very low Earth orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. For drag compensation, propulsion systems are ...
  • A Review and Gap Analysis of Exploiting Aerodynamic Forces as a Means to Control Satellite Formation Flight 

    Traub, Constantin; Romano, F.; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2018)
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    Using several small, unconnected satellites flying in formation rather than a single monolithic satellite has many advantages. As an example, separate optical systems can be combined to function as a single larger (synthetic) ...
  • An implicit unsteady hydraulic solver for suspended cuttings transport in managed pressure wells 

    Flores Le Roux, Roberto Maurice; Ortega, Enrique; Ilin, A.; Simpkins, Douglas; Oñate Ibáñez de Navarra, Eugenio (Springer, 2019-04)
    Article
    Open Access
    We present a simulation tool for transient events in complex hydraulic networks. The code includes modelling of the transport of suspended cuttings in near-vertical wells. An unstructured finite volume formulation with ...
  • Effects of applied magnetic field on IPG6-S, test-bed for an ABEP-based inductive plasma thruster (IPT) 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrich, Georg; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (Association Aéronautique et Astronautique de France, 2018)
    Conference report
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    An atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system (ABEP) captures the residual atmosphere of a planet and uses it as propellant for an electric thruster to counteract the drag. The system would theoretically allow orbiting ...

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