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  • A scalable framework for the partitioned solution of fluid-structure interaction problems 

    Naseri, Alireza; Totounferoush, Amin; González Acedo, Ignacio; Mehl, Miriam; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (Springer, 2020-08)
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    In this work, we present a scalable and efficient parallel solver for the partitioned solution of fluid–structure interaction problems through multi-code coupling. Two instances of an in-house parallel software, TermoFluids, ...
  • On the feasibility of affordable high-fidelity CFD simulations for indoor environment design and control 

    Morozova, Nina; Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Capdevila Paramio, Roser; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2020-10-15)
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    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) is a reliable tool for indoor environmental applications. However, accurate CFD simulations require large computational resources, whereas significant cost reduction can lead to unreliable ...
  • The economic impact of climate change on urban drainage master planning in Barcelona 

    Ortiz Garre, Alejandro; Velasco Domínguez, Maria José; Esbri Gras, Oscar; Medina Iglesias, Vicente César de; Russo, Beniamino (2021-01)
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    In the context of global change, urban drainage infrastructures must be planned considering future challenges such as new climate change and urban growth scenarios. Large cities require master plans to properly rank and ...
  • A hierarchical parallel implementation for heterogeneous computing. Application to algebra-based CFD simulations on hybrid supercomputers 

    Álvarez Farré, Xavier; Gorobets, Andrey; Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier (Elsevier, 2021-01)
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    The quest for new portable implementations of simulation algorithms is motivated by the increasing variety of computing architectures. Moreover, the hybridization of high-performance computing systems imposes additional ...
  • Tetrahedral adaptive mesh refinement for two-phase flows using conservative level-set method 

    Antepara Zambrano, Óscar; Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor Vinicio; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2021-02)
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    In this article, we describe a parallel adaptive mesh refinement strategy for two-phase flows using tetrahedral meshes. The proposed methodology consists of combining a conservative level-set method with tetrahedral adaptive ...
  • Transient model for the development of an air-cooled LiBr-H2O absorption chiller based on heat and mass transfer empirical correlations 

    Castro González, Jesús; Farnós Baulenas, Joan; Papakokkinos, Giorgos; Zheng, Jian; Oliet Casasayas, Carles (Elsevier, 2020-12)
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    This work describes transient numerical modeling of a direct air-cooled,single-effect absorption chiller. The model is lumped parametric based on transient mass, momentum, and energy balances, applied to the internal ...
  • A techno-economic optimization model of a biomass-based CCHP/heat pump system under evolving climate conditions 

    Wegener, Moritz; Malmquist, Anders; Isalgué Buxeda, Antonio; Martin, Andrew; Arranz Piera, Pol; Camara Moreno, Osar; Velo García, Enrique (Elsevier, 2020-08-07)
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    An innovative modelling approach for the design of biomass-based, solar-assisted combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) and heat pump (HP) systems for various climate scenarios is proposed in this work. The modelling ...
  • Contributions for improving the stability of marine power generation plants 

    Herrero Sabat, Antonio; Álvarez Flórez, Jesús Andrés; Casals Torrens, Pau; Bosch Tous, Ricardo; Serrano Fontova, Alexandre (Elsevier, 2020-06-20)
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    The Electrical Engineering department of the University FNB/UPC -Barcelona Tech. conducted a large set of real tests on a hybrid propulsion platform with compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel at the facilities of Marina Barcelona ...
  • Recyclable organocatalyzed poly(Thiourethane) covalent adaptable networks 

    Gamardella, Francesco; Muñoz, Sara; Flor López, Sílvia de la; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-12-04)
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    A new type of tetraphenylborate salts derived from highly basic and nucleophilic amines, namely 1,5-diazabicyclo[4.3.0]non-5-ene (DBN), 1,8-diazabicyclo(5.4.0)undec-7-ene (DBU) and triazabicyclodecene (TBD), was applied ...
  • Analyzing the performance of a miniature 3D wind sensor for Mars 

    Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Kowalski, Lukasz; Jiménez Serres, Vicente; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Bermejo Broto, Sandra; Pons Nin, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-10-20)
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    This paper analyzes the behavior of a miniature 3D wind sensor designed for Mars atmosphere. The sensor is a spherical structure of 10 mm diameter divided in four sectors. By setting all the sectors to constant temperature, ...
  • Curing kinetics of acrylate-based and 3D printable IPNs 

    Konuray, Ali Osman; Salla Tarragó, José María; Morancho Llena, José María; Fernández Francos, Xavier; García Álvarez, Montserrat; Ramis Juan, Xavier (2020-10-01)
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    In this work, the kinetics of curing of a new family of interpenetrating polymer networks (IPNs) obtained by co-formulation of a photocurable acrylic resin with a thermocurable epoxy/anhydride mixture is studied. The first ...
  • On the effects of the free-stream turbulence on the heat transfer from a sphere 

    Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl, Oriol; Soria Guerrero, Manel (2021-01)
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    Free-stream turbulence is present in many engineering applications and is known to affect both bluffbody aerodynamics and heat transfer. In this work, its effects on the heat transfer and the near wake behind a sphere are ...

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