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

  • Coastal adaptation pathways and tipping points for typical Mediterranean beaches under future scenarios 

    Sánchez-Arcilla Rosanas, Agustín; Gracia García, Vicente; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-07)
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    Coastal zones experience increasing climatic and human pressures, which lead to growing risks and tipping points (TPs) under future scenarios and natural resource scarcity. To avoid crossing TPs with irreversible coastal ...
  • Study of velocity changes induced by Posidonia oceanica surrogate and sediment transport implications 

    Astudillo Gutiérrez, Carlos Salvador; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Gracia García, Vicente; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2024-04)
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    An analysis of the interactions between wave-induced velocities and seagrass meadows has been conducted based on the large-scale CIEM wave flume data. Incident irregular wave trains act on an initial 1:15 sand beach profile ...
  • Numerical validation of an energetic dam-break Induced flow on a bridge cross section using the SPH method 

    Goursand Parente, Giorgia; Capasso, Salvatore; Tagliafierro, Bonaventura; Altomare, Corrado; Viccione, Giacomo (American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2023)
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    This paper presents a numerical framework for simulating impacts of bore-like flows on bridge structures using the meshless Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method. Tsunami-like waves are of significant engineering ...
  • Coarse sand transport processes in the ripple vortex regime under asymmetric nearshore waves 

    Fritsch, Noemie; Fromant, Guillaume; Hurther, David; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván (Wiley, 2024-04)
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    Open Access
    Large-scale wave flume experiments are conducted in the ripple vortex regime to study near bed coarse sand transport processes below asymmetric surface waves typical of the coastal nearshore region. For this purpose, a set ...
  • Evaluating barrier beach protection with numerical modelling: a practical case 

    Sánchez Artús, Xavier; Subbiah, Buckle; Gracia García, Vicente; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Grifoll Colls, Manel; Espanya Forcadell, Antoni; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Elsevier, 2024-08)
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    Open Access
    Embryonic dunes, continuous dunes and classical beach nourishment are tested as soft coastal protection measures in the vulnerable Trabucador barrier beach located in the NW Mediterranean Sea against different storm ...
  • LOCATE v1.0: numerical modelling of floating marine debris dispersion in coastal regions using Parcels v2.4.2 

    Hernandez, Ivan; Castro Rosero, Leidy Maricela; Espino Infantes, Manuel; Alsina Torrent, José María (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2024-03)
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    Open Access
    The transport mechanisms of floating marine debris in coastal zones remain poorly understood due to complex geometries and the influence of coastal processes, posing difficulties in incorporating them into Lagrangian ...
  • Influence of a changing wave climate on the quality and morphometry of the stalked barnacle Pollicipes pollicipes (Gmelin, 1789), along the coasts of NW Iberia 

    Peñas Torramilans, Raquel; Outeiral, Raquel; Santiago Calvo, José Manuel; Vázquez Otero, Elsa Vázquez; Weidberg, Nicolas (Springer, 2024-03-14)
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    Open Access
    Wave climate is shifting over the last decades along the Atlantic coasts of Europe ultimately driven by large-scale patterns of atmospheric variability forced by anthropogenic global warming. Changes in wave height and ...
  • Synoptic weather patterns conducive to compound extreme rainfall–wave events in the NW Mediterranean 

    Sanuy Vázquez, Marc; Peña Rabadán, Juan Carlos; Assimenidis Mateu, Sotiris; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2024-01)
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    The NW Mediterranean coast is highly susceptible to the impacts of extreme rainstorms and coastal storms, which often lead to flash floods, coastal erosion, and flooding across a highly urbanised territory. Often, these ...
  • What-if nature-based storm buffers on mitigating coastal erosion 

    Chen, Wei; Staneva, Joanna; Jacob, Benjamin; Sánchez Artús, Xavier; Wurpts, Andreas (Elsevier, 2024-06)
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    Creating ecosystem buffers in intertidal zones, such as seagrass meadows, has gained increasing attention as a nature-based solution for mitigating storm-driven coastal erosion. This study presents what-if scenarios using ...
  • Mapping cumulative compound hydrometeorological and marine-induced risks on the NW Mediterranean coast 

    Romero Martín, Rut; Caballero Leiva, Isabel; Llasat Botija, Maria Carmen; Llasat-Botija, M; Rigo Ribas, Tomeu; Valdemoro García, Herminia Inmaculada; Gilabert, Joan; Cortes, Maria; Jiménez Quintana, José Antonio (Springer, 2024-02)
    Article
    Open Access
    Coastal risks in the Mediterranean are a result of the complex interplay between hydrometeorological and marine hazards. The region encompasses areas with varying degrees of vulnerability to these hazards, as well as spatial ...
  • Influence of seagrass meadow length on beach morphodynamics: an experimental study 

    Astudillo Gutiérrez, Carlos Salvador; Gracia García, Vicente; Cáceres Rabionet, Iván; Sierra Pedrico, Juan Pablo; Sánchez-Arcilla Conejo, Agustín (Elsevier, 2024-04)
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    Open Access
    A novel flume experiment was conducted to compare the sheltering effect of surrogate seagrass meadows of two different lengths against a bare beach (benchmark). The analyses focused on assessing the impact of meadow ...
  • Numerical simulation of a flexible net in currents with the smoothed particle hydrodynamics method 

    González Ávalos, Raúl Alexis; Martinez Estevez, Ivan; Domínguez Alonso, José Manuel; Altomare, Corrado; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Cabrera Crespo, Alejandro Jacobo (Elsevier, 2024-05)
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    The aim of this study is to evaluate the applicability and suitability of the Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) method in modelling a flexible flat net in currents. SPH is a meshless Lagrangian method that discretises ...

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