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  • Preliminary assessment of a polygeneration system based on a concentrated photovoltaic thermal (CPVT) solar collectors 

    Castro González, Jesús; Rigola Serrano, Joaquim; Kizildag, Deniz; Oliet Casasayas, Carles (Technishe Universität Berlin, 2021)
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    ECOSun project has as main objective a cost reduction of electricity and heat co-generation via a Concentrated Photovoltaic/Thermal (CPV-T) system by applying low-cost materials and advanced industrial manufacturing methods. ...
  • Surface tension and contact angle measurement of LiBr and Carrol solution 

    Zheng, Jian; Castro González, Jesús; Oliet Casasayas, Carles; Oliva Llena, Asensio (Technishe Universität Berlin, 2021)
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    The surface tension and contact angle play a relevant role in the heat and mass transfer for the absorption system working pairs. However, LiBr aqueous solution surface tension/contact angle studies are limited and for ...
  • Study analysis of thermal, dielectric and functional characteristics of an ethylene polyethylene diene monomer blended with end-of-life tire microparticles amounts 

    Marín Genescà, Marc; Mujal-Rosas, Ramon Maria; Garcia Amoros, Jordi; Mudarra López, Miguel; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Colom Fajula, Xavier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-02-02)
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    The recycling and disposal of disused tires is a topic of great concern to today’s companies, researchers, and society in general. In this sense, our research aims to recycle end-of-life tires (GTRs) through the separation ...
  • The surface modification of boron nitride particles 

    Daneshmehr, Shahla; Román Concha, Frida Rosario; Hutchinson, John M. (Springer, 2019-01-01)
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    The use of coupling agents to enhance the thermal conductivity of composites of epoxy and boron nitride (BN) has been investigated. Two types of BN particles, lightly aggregated platelets with an average size of 6 µm and ...
  • Weaving communities, the missing link for the social impact of universities: using network analysis to study the formation of communities at the UPC 

    Lazzerini, Ginevra Marina; Ferrer Balas, Dídac; Losantos Viñolas, Pedro; Rosas Casals, Martí; Vendrell Sarroca, Eva; Vidal López, Eva María (Global University Network for Innovation, 2020)
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    Collaboration between and among organizations is one of the key elements in their sustainability and resiliency (Capra, 2002). One of the most effective ways to enhance collaboration, especially in those areas concerning ...
  • Energy preserving multiphase flows: applications to falling films 

    Valle Marchante, Nicolás; Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Castro González, Jesús (2021)
    Conference report
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    The numerical simulation of multiphase flows presents several challenges, namely the transport of different phases within de domain and the inclusion of capillary effects. Here, these are approached by enforcing a discrete ...
  • Measurement of the Influence of Sheet Cavitation on the Heat Generated in a Closed Loop Pumping System 

    Bermejo Plana, David; Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier; Dular, Matevž; Ruiz Mansilla, Rafael (2021)
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    The so-called hydrodynamic heat generators are claimed as high efficiency heating devices, avoiding scaling by warming liquids without transfer surface with the help of cavitation effects. However, neither the mechanisms ...
  • Vortex induced vibrations of a pivoted finite height cylinder at low Reynolds number 

    Cajas García, Juan Carlos; Pastrana Maldonado, Daniel; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol; Houzeaux, Guillaume; Vázquez, Mariano; Treviño Treviño, Cesar (2021-06-03)
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    The vortex induced vibrations (VIVs) of a pivoted cylinder with finite height have been numerically investigated. A mathematical model is introduced and described, and the resulting equations are numerically solved for low ...
  • Perspective on integration of concentrated solar power plants 

    Yousef, Bashria A.A.; Hachicha, Ahmed A.; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Abdelkareem, Mohammad Ali; Inyaat, Abrar (2021-04-24)
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    Integration concept of energy resources can complement between the competing energy technologies. This manuscript presents a comprehensive review on the state-of-the-art of concentrated solar power (CSP) integration ...
  • Remarkable Thermal Conductivity of Epoxy Composites Filled with Boron Nitride and Cured under Pressure 

    Moradi, Sasan; Román Concha, Frida Rosario; Calventus Solé, Yolanda; Hutchinson, John M. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-03)
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    This work demonstrates that the application of even moderate pressures during cure can result in a remarkable enhancement of the thermal conductivity of composites of epoxy and boron nitride (BN). Two systems have been ...
  • Densification: A route towards enhanced thermal conductivity of epoxy composites 

    Moradi, Sasan; Román Concha, Frida Rosario; Calventus Solé, Yolanda; Hutchinson, John M. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01)
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    When an amorphous polymer is cooled under pressure from above its glass transition temperature to room temperature, and then the pressure is released, this results in a densified state of the glass. This procedure applied ...
  • On the flow and passive noise control of an open cavity at Re=5000 

    Martín Navarrete, Rocío; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol (Springer, 2021-04-19)
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    The interaction of turbulent flows with the external structure of ground vehicles generates uncomfortable noise and a lot of attention is devoted to find new mechanisms for its suppression. The present work is concerned ...

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