El LIM/UPC (Dept. Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental de l'ETSECCPB) està format per investigadors altament qualificats i de disciplines tecnicocientífiques diverses. Les línies de treball són: hidrodinàmica costanera i estuariana, clima i qualitat del medi ambient marí, física i enginyeria oceanogràfiques, enginyeria i morfologia costanera, enginyeria portuària, i gestió de la zona costanera i els recursos costaners.
El LIM/UPC ha desenvolupat un avançat conjunt de models numèrics i disposa d’una infraestructura de laboratori i camp per al vessant experimental dels projectes desenvolupats (destaca el canal d’onatge ICTS-CIEM, tercer en importància a la UE).

El LIM / UPC (Dpto Ingeniería Civil y Ambiental de la ETSECCPB) está formado por investigadores altamente cualificados y de disciplinas técnico-científicas diversas. Las líneas de trabajo son: hidrodinámica costera y estuárica, clima y calidad del medio ambiente marino, física e ingeniería oceanográficas, ingeniería y morfología costera, ingeniería portuaria, y gestión de la zona costera y los recursos costeros.
El LIM / UPC ha desarrollado un avanzado conjunto de modelos numéricos y dispone de una infraestructura de laboratorio y campo para la vertiente experimental de los proyectos desarrollados (destaca el canal de oleaje ICTS-CIEM, tercero en importancia en la UE).

The Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM/UPC) of the Technical University of Catalonia has long-standing experience in the field of maritime engineering. It is a unit of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona. The LIM/UPC is made up of a team of highly qualified professionals who have solid experience and come from different technical and scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, geology, civil engineering, oceanography, etc.), who are organised into specialised workgroups that are well-coordinated among themselves. This enables a naturally multidisciplinary approach to the services offered. The basic aims are to undertake basic and applied research, to develop oceanographic and maritime technology, to draw up training programmes for different levels and to organise dissemination activities in the maritime and coastal engineering fields. The main research lines are coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, maritime environment climate.

The Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM/UPC) of the Technical University of Catalonia has long-standing experience in the field of maritime engineering. It is a unit of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the School of Civil Engineering of Barcelona. The LIM/UPC is made up of a team of highly qualified professionals who have solid experience and come from different technical and scientific disciplines (mathematics, physics, geology, civil engineering, oceanography, etc.), who are organised into specialised workgroups that are well-coordinated among themselves. This enables a naturally multidisciplinary approach to the services offered. The basic aims are to undertake basic and applied research, to develop oceanographic and maritime technology, to draw up training programmes for different levels and to organise dissemination activities in the maritime and coastal engineering fields. The main research lines are coastal and estuarine hydrodynamics, maritime environment climate.

Recent Submissions

  • Assessment and improvement of the wave generation accuracy using a wave separation method 

    Padilla, Enrique; Alsina Torrent, José María (2022-04)
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    Free-wave contamination is a non-desirable but frequent characteristic in many wave tank experiments. Higherorder wave generation is not widely implemented yet, whereas the effectiveness of active wave absorption systems ...
  • Wave overtopping assessment in DualSPHysics for real sea states of 1000 random waves 

    Altomare, Corrado; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Robustelli, Maria Luigia; Viccione, Giacomo (New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2021)
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    In this work the numerical model DualSPHysics has been applied to study the complex phenomenon of wave overtopping characterising dike-promenade coastal defence layout. The model has been first validated, by comparing the ...
  • SPH simulation of hydrodynamic behaviour of Tetrapods against solitary wave 

    Mitsui, Jun; Altomare, Corrado; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Suzuki, Tomohiro; Kubota, Shin-ichi; Gómez-Gesteira, Moncho (New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2021)
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    In this study, we aimed to reproduce the hydrodynamic behavior of Tetrapod units against solitary waves using SPH methods. In particular, the DualSPHysics code was coupled with the multiphysics library Project Chrono. ...
  • SPH modelling of extreme loads exerted onto a point absorber WEC 

    Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Ropero, Pablo; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Gómez-Gesteira, Moncho; Altomare, Corrado; Tagliafierro, Bonaventura; Viccione, Giacomo (CRC Press, 2020)
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    The proposed work aims to prove the capability of the DualSPHysics numerical code to deal with the interaction of slamming waves with a Wave Energy Converter (WEC). In particular, the analysed device is a point-absorber ...
  • Maneuvering and operational strategies using AIS data 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Bagés Yáñez, Carolina; Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi (CRC Press, 2020)
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    Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a transmitter information system mandatory for ma- rine traffic. Although it was originally designed to help vessels in avoiding collisions, AIS data can be used as a decision-making ...
  • Improving operational ocean models for the Spanish Port Authorities: assessment of the SAMOA coastal forecasting service upgrades 

    García León, Manuel; García Sotillo, Marcos; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique (MDPI, 2022-02)
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    The Puertos del Estado SAMOA coastal and port ocean forecast service delivers operational ocean forecasts to the Spanish Port Authorities since 01/2017 (originally set-up for 9 ports). In its second development phase ...
  • The economic impact of sea level rise-induced decrease in the carrying capacity of Catalan beaches (NW Mediterranean, Spain) 

    Garola Crespo, Àlvar; López-Doriga Sandoval, Uxía; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (2022-03)
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    Sea-level rise (SLR)-induced erosion will contribute significantly to the reduction of the surface of beaches worldwide. In the absence of adaptation measures, this implies a decrease in the recreational carrying capacity ...
  • COVID-19 impact on maritime traffic and corresponding pollutant emissions. The case of the Port of Barcelona 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Nieto Guarasa, Javier; Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la (2022-02)
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    The impact of the SARS-CoV pandemic has gone well beyond health concerns, reaching the maritime industry. The study on the environmental impact of shipping industry during COVID-19 pandemic can provide useful insights to ...
  • Assessment of harbour inoperability and adaptation cost due to sea level rise: application to the port of Tangier-Med (Morocco) 

    Jebbad, Raghda; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Mösso Aranda, César; Mestres Ridge, Marc; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2022-01)
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    This paper intends to assess the potential impacts of the future SLR on the operability of berthing structures and to estimate in monetary terms the adaptation costs to it. To do this, three scenarios of SLR are considered, ...
  • Assessing Obukhov length and friction velocity from floating lidar observations: A data screening and sensitivity computation approach 

    Silva, Marcos Paulo Araujo da; Rocadenbosch Burillo, Francisco; Farré Guarné, Joan; Salcedo Bosch, Andreu; González Marco, Daniel; Peña Diaz, Alfredo (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-03-14)
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    This work presents a parametric-solver algorithm for estimating atmospheric stability and friction velocity from floating Doppler wind lidar (FDWL) observations close to the mast of IJmuiden in the North Sea. The focus of ...
  • Principal balances 

    Pawlowsky Glahn, Vera; Egozcue Rubí, Juan José; Tolosana Delgado, Raimon (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2011)
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    Principal balances are defined as a sequence of orthonormal balances which maximize successively the explained variance in a data set. Apparently, computing principal balances requires an exhaustive search along all possible ...
  • Laboratory measurements of the wave-induced motion of plastic particles: influence of wave period, plastic size and plastic density 

    Alsina Torrent, José María; Jongedijk, Cleo E.; van Sebille, Erik (Wiley, 2020-12-01)
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    The transport of plastic particles from inland sources to the oceans garbage patches occurs trough coastal regions where the transport processes depend highly on wave-induced motions. In this study, experimental measurements ...

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