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  • Solution validation for a Double Façade rototype 

    Fonseca Casas, Pau; Fonseca Casas, Antoni; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Godoy Muñoz, Alfonso de Jesús (2017-12)
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    A Solution Validation involves comparing the data obtained from the system that are implemented following the model recommendations, as well as the model results. This paper presents a Solution Validation that has been ...
  • Fluid flow simulation and permeability computation in deformed porous carbonate grainstones 

    Zambrano, Miller; Tondi, Emanuele; Mancini, Lucia; Lanzafame, Gabriele; Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Arzilli, Fabio; Materazzi, Fabio; Torrieri, Stefano (Elsevier, 2018-05-01)
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    In deformed porous carbonates, the architecture of the pore network may be modified by deformation or diagenetic processes altering the permeability with respect to the pristine rock. The effects of the pore texture and ...
  • Study of hyperbranched poly(ethyleneimine) polymers of different molecular weight and their interaction with epoxy resin 

    Román Concha, Frida Rosario; Colomer Vilanova, Pere; Calventus Solé, Yolanda; Hutchinson, John M. (2018-03-09)
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    Two different commercial hyperbranched poly(ethyleneimine)s (HBPEI), with molecular weights (MW) of 800 and 25,000 g/mol, and denoted as PEI800 and PEI25000, respectively, as well as the mixtures with a Diglycidyl Ether ...
  • Effect of chemical treatments and additives on properties of chicken feathers thermoplastic biocomposites 

    Casadesús Fusté, Marta; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Colom Fajula, Xavier; Cañavate Ávila, Francisco Javier; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Molins Durán, Gemma; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2018-03-30)
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    The valorization of chicken feathers (CFs) waste was researched in this work through the preparation of composites using ground chicken feathers as a filler (20 % v/v) and polypropylene (PP) or low-density polyethylene ...
  • DNS of falling droplets in a vertical channel 

    Balcázar, Nestor; Castro González, Jesús; Chiva Segura, Jorge; Oliva Llena, Asensio (WIT Press, 2018-02-01)
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    This paper presents Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) of the falling motion of single and multiple deformable drops in a vertical channel. A systematic study of the wall effect on the motion of single drop is performed for ...
  • Physical aging of shape memory polymers based upon epoxy-thiol “click” systems 

    Hutchinson, John M.; Cortés Izquierdo, M. Pilar (Elsevier, 2018-02-01)
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    The physical aging behaviour of two epoxy-thiol shape memory polymers has been studied: diglycidyl ether of bisphenol-A cross-linked with pentaerythritol tetrakis, denoted 4-thiol, with a calorimetric glass transition ...
  • Comparison of the nanostructure and mechanical performance of highly exfoliated epoxy-clay nanocomposites prepared by three different protocols 

    Shiravand, Fatemeh; Hutchinson, John M.; Calventus Solé, Yolanda; Ferrando Piera, Francesc (2014-05-30)
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    Three different protocols for the preparation of polymer layered silicate nanocomposites based upon a tri-functional epoxy resin, triglycidyl para-amino phenol (TGAP), have been compared in respect of the cure kinetics, ...
  • A simple spatiotemporal evolution model of a transmission power grid 

    Rosas Casals, Martí; Valverde, Sergi; Solé, Ricard Vicenç (2018-02-22)
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    In this paper, we present a model for the spatial and temporal evolution of a particularly large human-made network: the 400-kV French transmission power grid. This is based on 1) an attachment procedure that diminishes ...
  • Thermo-hydraulic analysis and numerical simulation of a parabolic trough solar collector for direct steam generation 

    Hachicha, Ahmed A.; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Ghenai, Chaouki (2018-03-15)
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    Direct Steam Generation (DSG) is one of the most promising alternatives for parabolic trough solar plants to replace the synthetic oil and reduce the electricity cost. The focus of this work is to develop a comprehensive ...
  • Environmental impact assessment of Polylactide(PLA)/chicken feathers biocomposite materials 

    Molins Durán, Gemma; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Garrido Soriano, Núria; Macanás de Benito, Jorge; Carrillo Navarrete, Fernando (2017-03-30)
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    The aim of this study is to analyse the environmental impacts (EIs) of the process of preparation of new biocomposite materials obtained from polylactide (PLA) and chicken feathers (CFs). Two CFs stabilization methods and ...
  • A new subgrid characteristic length for turbulence simulations on anisotropic grids 

    Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Gorobets, Andrei; Silvis, Maurits; Verstappen, Roel; Oliva Llena, Asensio (2017-11-29)
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    Direct numerical simulations of the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations are not feasible yet for most practical turbulent flows. Therefore, dynamically less complex mathematical formulations are necessary for coarse-grained ...
  • Promoting sustainable human development in engineering: assessment of online courses within continuing professional development strategies 

    Pérez Foguet, Agustí; Lazzarini, Boris; Giné Garriga, Ricard; Velo García, Enrique; Boni Aristizábal, Alejandra; Sierra Castañer, Manuel; Zolezzi, Guido; Trimingham, Rhoda (2018-01)
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    Higher Education Institutions play a critical role in societies transition towards sustainable development, educating future professionals and decision makers. In the last few decades, a number of technical universities ...

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