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  • Improved environmental impact in the architecture industry: LCA analysis of an alternative masonry element 

    Szamosi, Zoltán; Szepesi, Gábor L.; Bodnár, István; Rosas Casals, Martí; Berényi, László (2019-09-26)
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    The environmental performance of a building used for living or working depends to a large extent on its design and structure, but the total impact has additional influencing factors as well. The role of masonry elements ...
  • A dynamic load balancing method for the evaluation of chemical reaction rates in parallel combustion simulations 

    Muela Castro, Jordi; Borrell Pol, Ricard; Ventosa Molina, Jordi; Jofre Roca, Lluís; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (Elsevier, 2019-08-15)
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    The development and assessment of an efficient parallelization method for the evaluation of reaction rates in combustion simulations is presented. Combustion simulations where the finite-rate chemistry model is employed ...
  • Effect of grain size and density of abrasive on surface roughness, material removal rate and acoustic emission signal in rough honing processes 

    Buj Corral, Irene; Álvarez Flórez, Jesús Andrés; Domínguez Fernandez, Alejandro (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-08-01)
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    Honing processes provide a special cross-hatch pattern to the internal surface of cylinders that favors oil flow. However, along honing operation the abrasive grains wear out and lose their ability to cut material. The ...
  • Thermal and fluid dynamic analysis of Direct Steam Generation Parabolic Trough Collectors 

    Ferchichi, Souha; Kessentini, Hamdi; Morales Ruíz, Sergio; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Bouden, Chiheb; Oliva Llena, Asensio (Elsevier, 2019-09-15)
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    Direct Steam Generation (DSG) has attracted considerable attention in comparison with conventional technologies based on Heat Transfer Fluids (HTF) for electricity generation due to its higher temperatures. In this context, ...
  • A level-set model for mass transfer in bubbly flows 

    Balcázar Arciniega, Néstor; Antepara Zambrano, Óscar; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2019-08-01)
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    A level-set model is presented for simulating mass transfer or heat transfer in two-phase flows. The Navier-Stokes equations and mass transfer (or heat transfer) equation are discretized using a finite volume method on a ...
  • Environmental impact assessment of sound absorbing nonwovens based on chicken feathers waste 

    Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Duran, Gemma; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2019-06-28)
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    Chicken feathers (CFs) are currently a biogenic solid waste generated on a large scale and around the world. Its valorization could provide a great opportunity to manufacture environmentally friendly materials and increase ...
  • Simulation of Household Refrigerators with a Flexible Numerical Tool 

    Ablanque Mejía, Nicolás; Oliet Casasayas, Carles; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (Purdue University, 2014)
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    This work presents a flexible numerical platform to simulate a whole household refrigeration unit taking into account both the refrigeration cycle itself and the refrigerated compartments network. The methodology implemented ...
  • Water societal metabolism in the Yucatan Peninsula. The impact of climate change on the recharge of groundwater by 2030 

    Rodríguez-Huerta, Edgar; Rosas Casals, Martí; Hernández Terrones, Laura Margarita (2019-10-20)
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    The demographic and economic growth in Yucatan peninsula (YP) in recent years has caused changes in the hydrological response and flow of the water cycle. The growth effects and its impact on society are poorly understood. ...
  • Achieving high thermal conductivity in epoxy composites: Effect of boron nitride particle size and matrix-filler interface 

    Moradi, Sasan; Calventus Solé, Yolanda; Román Concha, Frida Rosario; Hutchinson, John M. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-07-06)
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    For the thermal management of high watt density circuit layers, it is common to use a filled epoxy system to provide an electrically insulating but thermally conducting bond to a metal substrate. An epoxy-thiol system ...
  • An Exploratory Multivariate Statistical Analysis to Assess Urban Diversity 

    Salazar Llano, Lorena; Rosas Casals, Martí; Ortego Martínez, María Isabel (2019-07-11)
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    Understanding diversity in complex urban systems is fundamental in facing current and future sustainability challenges. In this article, we apply an exploratory multivariate statistical analysis (i.e., Principal Component ...
  • Numerical Model of Capillary Tubes: Enhanced Performance and Study of Non-Adiabatic Effects 

    Ablanque Mejía, Nicolás; Oliet Casasayas, Carles; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Pérez Segarra, Carlos David (Purdue University, 2014)
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    In the present work a numerical model to simulate the thermal and fluid-dynamic phenomena inside non-adiabatic capillary tubes is presented. It consists of an improved version of the distributed model detailed in Ablanque ...
  • Maximising the Degree of User Choice: A Simple Tool to Measure Current Levels of Quality of Life in Urban Environments 

    Papachristou, Ioanna Anna; Rosas Casals, Martí (2019-06-30)
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    In this article, we present a simple methodology based on Max-Neef, Elizalde and Hopenhayn (1991) “human scale development” paradigm to measure current levels of Quality of Life (QoL) for urban environments. In this ...

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