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

  • DURCWAVE: deliverable 5.1 (Career Development Plan) 

    Altomare, Corrado (2020-12-15)
    External research report
    Restricted access - author's decision
  • DURCWAVE: deliverable 4.8 (Wave overtopping flow properties: proposal for integration of EN 1191-1-8) 

    Altomare, Corrado (2021-04-03)
    External research report
    Open Access
    This document represents a proposal for Eurocodes amendment, with particular focus on wave overtopping assessment and overtopping flow properties on coastal defences in urbanized low-elevation coastal areas.
  • DURCWAVE: deliverable 1.2 (DualSPHysics validation vs experimental results for WSI problems) 

    Altomare, Corrado (2021-03-31)
    External research report
    Open Access
    An experimental campaign to study the overtopping flow properties on sea dikes has been carried out within the framework of the MSCA-IF DURCWAVE. Data of overtopping volumes and discharges have been employed to validate ...
  • DURCWAVE: deliverable 5.1 (Project Plan Management) 

    Altomare, Corrado (2019-03-06)
    External research report
    Open Access
    The DURCWAVE Project Plan Management (PMP) collects and summarize the project baselines and plan, namely: scopes, schedule, cost and human resource management. It is meant as an update of the project proposal, on the date ...
  • DualSPHysics: from fluid dynamics to multiphysics problems 

    Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Fourtakas, Georgios; Altomare, Corrado; Birjukovs Canelas, Ricardo; Tafuni, Angelantonio; García-Feal, Orlando; Martinez Estevez, Ivan; Mokos, Athanasios; Vacondio, Renato; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Rogers, Benedict D.; Stansby, Peter K.; Gómez Gesteira, Moncho (Springer, 2021-03)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    DualSPHysics is a weakly compressible smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) Navier–Stokes solver initially conceived to deal with coastal engineering problems, especially those related to wave impact with coastal structures. ...
  • DURCWAVE - CIEM 

    Altomare, Corrado; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquim (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-03)
    Dataset
    Open Access
    Data include measurements of water surface elevation along the wave flume and wave loading (forces + pressures) on elements of the pier. Both raw and post-processed data are provided.
  • Grand challenges for Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics numerical schemes 

    Vacondio, Renato; Altomare, Corrado; De Leffe, Matthieu; Hu, Xiangyu; Le Touzé, David; Lind, Steven; Marongiu, Jean-Christophe; Marrone, Salvatore; Rogers, Benedict D.; Souto Iglesias, Antonio (Springer, 2020-09)
    Article
    Open Access
    This paper presents a brief review of grand challenges of Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. As a meshless method, SPH can simulate a large range of applications from astrophysics to free-surface flows, to complex ...
  • DURCWAVE - CIEMito 

    Altomare, Corrado; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sospedra Iglesias, Joaquim (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 2021-03)
    Dataset
    Open Access
    The experimental data refer to physical model tests carried out in 2019 from May to December at the wave flume CIEMito of the Maritime Engineering Laboratory (LIM) of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya – BarcelonaTech ...
  • On the performance of high frequency radar in the western Mediterranean during the record-breaking storm Gloria 

    Lorente Jiménez, Pablo; Lin Ye, Jue; García León, Manuel; Reyes Reyes, Emma; Fernandes, Maria; García Sotillo, Marcos; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Ruiz Gil de la Serna, María Isabel; Gracia Garcia, Vicente; Pérez Rubio, Susana; Aznar, Roland; Alonso-Martirena Tornos, Andrés; Álvarez Fanjul, Enrique (2021-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Storm Gloria (January 19–24, 2020) hit the NW Mediterranean Sea with heavy rainfall, strong easterly winds, and very high waves, causing structural damages and 13 fatalities. The low-lying Ebro Delta (ED) region was severely ...
  • Reduction of wave overtopping and force impact at harbor quays due to very oblique waves 

    Dan, Sebastian; Altomare, Corrado; Suzuki, Tomohiro; Spiesschaert, Tim; Verwaest, Toon (MDPI, 2020-08)
    Article
    Open Access
    Physical model experiments were conducted in a wave tank at Flanders Hydraulics Research, Antwerp, Belgium, to characterize the wave overtopping and impact force on vertical quay walls and sloping sea dike (1:2.5) under ...
  • CMEMS-based coastal analyses: conditioning, coupling and limits for applications 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín; Staneva, Joanna; Cavaleri, Luigi; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Mestres Ridge, Marc (2021-03)
    Article
    Open Access
    Recent advances in numerical modeling, satellite data, and coastal processes, together with the rapid evolution of CMEMS products and the increasing pressures on coastal zones, suggest the timeliness of extending such ...
  • On the accuracy of DualSPHysics to assess violent collisions with coastal structures 

    González-Cao, José; Altomare, Corrado; Crespo, Alejandro J.C.; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Gómez-Gesteira, Moncho; Kisacik, Dogan (Elsevier, 2019-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    The accuracy of DualSPHysics and IHFOAM to reproduce the propagation of a regular wave train and its collision with a vertical sea wall with a hanging horizontal cantilever slab was compared by different metrics (skill ...

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