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

  • The effect of air bubbles on optical backscatter sensor measurements under plunging breaking waves 

    Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Alsina Torrent, José María; Van der Zanden, Joep; Van Der A, Dominic; Ribberink, Jan; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2020-08)
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    Accurate suspended sediment concentration measurements are key to understand and quantify the sediment transport patterns in the surf and swash zones. One of the most widely used instruments to collect suspended sediment ...
  • The physical oceanography of the transport of floating marine debris 

    van Sebille, Erik; Aliani, Stefano; Lavender Law, Kara; Alsina Torrent, José María (2020-02)
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    Marine plastic debris floating on the ocean surface is a major environmental problem. However, its distribution in the ocean is poorly mapped, and most of the plastic waste estimated to have entered the ocean from land is ...
  • Artificial upwelling using offshore wind energy for mariculture applications 

    Viúdez, Álvaro; Fernández-Pedrera Balsells, Marta; Rodríguez-Marroyo, Rocío (2016-09-30)
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    Offshore wind is proposed as an energy source to upwell nutrient-rich deep water to the ocean photic layers. A spar-buoy wind turbine with a rigid tube about 300 m long is proposed as a pipe to drive deep water up to the ...
  • Sediment transport and beach profile evolution induced by bi-chromatic wave groups with different group periods 

    Alsina Torrent, José María; Padilla, Enrique; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván (2016-08)
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    In this paper, large-scale experimental data are presented showing the beach profile morphological evolution induced by four different bi-chromatic wave conditions characterized by very similar energy content between them ...
  • Developments in acoustics for studying wave-driven boundary layer flow and sediment dynamics over rippled sand-beds 

    Thorne, Peter D.; Hurther, David; Cooke, Richard D.; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Barraud, P.A.; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (2018-08)
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    The processes of sediment entrainment, transport, and deposition over bedforms are highly dynamic and temporally and spatially variable. Obtaining measurements to understand these processes has led to ongoing developments ...
  • DURCWAVE ‘amending the Design criteria of URban defences in LECZs through Composite-modelling of WAVE overtopping under climate change scenarios’ 

    Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Altomare, Corrado (2020-01)
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    The main scientific objective of DURCWAVE project is to define new design criteria for wave action by modelling wave overtopping and post-overtopping processes of these urban defences.
  • Environmental management system for the analysis of oil spill risk using probabilistic simulations: application at Tarragona monobuoy 

    Morell Villalonga, Mariano Nicolás; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Mestres Ridge, Marc (2020-04)
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    Oil spill accidents during port operations are one of the main hydrocarbon pollution threats for coastal waters. Appropriate environmental risk assessment and pollution events management tools are needed to achieve ...
  • DualSPHysics: a numerical tool to simulate real breakwaters 

    Zhang, Feng; Shang, Shaoping; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Gómez Gesteira, Moncho; Altomare, Corrado; Marzeddu, Andrea (2017)
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    The open-source code DualSPHysics is used in this work to compute the wave run-up in an existing dike in the Chinese coast using realistic dimensions, bathymetry and wave conditions. The GPU computing power of DualSPHysics ...
  • Influence of storm sequencing on breaker bar and shoreline evolution in large-scale experiments 

    Eichentopf, Sonja; Van der Zanden, Joep; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Baldock, Tom E.; Alsina Torrent, José María (2020-04)
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    New large-scale experiments on the influence of storm sequencing on beach profile evolution are presented. The experiments comprised three sequences that commenced from the same initial beach profile. Each sequence consisted ...
  • DualSPHysics: an open-source code for engineering purposes 

    Rogers, Benedict D.; Fourtakas, Georgios; Stansby, Peter K.; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Gómez Gesteira, Moncho; García-Feal, Orlando; González-Cao, José; Birjukovs Canelas, Ricardo; Vacondio, Renato; Altomare, Corrado; Tafuni, Angelantonio (2020)
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    The DualSPHysics project is an open-source smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) code for simulating free-surface flow. The DualSPHysics code can be run on both multi-core central processing units (CPUs) or on a graphics ...
  • A hybrid numerical model for coastal engineering problems 

    Altomare, Corrado; Suzuki, T.; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Gómez Gesteira, Moncho; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván (2014)
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    The implementation and first validation of a hybridization technique between a NLSWE model and a meshless fully Navier-Stokes equation-based model are presented. The scope is to overcome the limitations of each numerical ...
  • Wave reflection: small and large scale experiments on wave absorbing quay walls 

    Altomare, Corrado; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquim (Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), 2013)
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    The paper reports on small and large scale experiments carried out to assess the response of prefabricated caissons with internal rubble mound in terms of wave reflection. The research was conducted to analyse the effect ...

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