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  • On the Characteristics of the Super-Critical Wake behind a Circular Cylinder 

    Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl Barba, Oriol (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-11-03)
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    The flow topology of the wake behind a circular cylinder at the super-critical Reynolds number of Re=7.2×105 is investigated by means of large eddy simulations. In spite of the many research works on circular cylinders, ...
  • A symmetry-preserving second-order time-accurate PISO-based method 

    Komen, E.M.J.; Hopman, Johannes Arend; Frederix, E.M.A.; Trias Miquel, Francesc Xavier; Verstappen, Roel (Elsevier, 2021-07-15)
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    A new conservative symmetry-preserving second-order time-accurate PISO-based pressure-velocity coupling for solving the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations on unstructured collocated grids is presented in this paper. ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Development of a reduced order model of solar heat gains prediction 

    Tamm, Meril; Macià, Jordi; Capdevila Paramio, Roser; Farnós Baulenas, Joan; Thalfeldt, Martin; Kurnitski, Jarek (2020-12-01)
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    The aim of this study was to elaborate and validate a reduced order model able to forecast solar heat gains as a function of the architectural parameters that determine the solar heat gains. The study focused on office ...
  • Discharge coefficients of a heavy suspension nozzle 

    Río Cano, Carlos; Monshi Tousi, Navid; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Comas Amengual, Ángel (MDPI, 2021-03-15)
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    The suspensions used in heavy vehicles often consist of several oil and two gas chambers. In order to perform an analytical study of the mass flow transferred between two gas chambers separated by a nozzle, and when ...
  • Nature’s contribution to people as a framework for examining socioecological systems: The case of pastoral systems 

    Dean, Graeme; Rivera Ferre, Marta Guadalupe; Rosas Casals, Martí; López Gelats, Feliu (2021-06)
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    The Nature’s Contribution to People (NCP) framework builds on the Ecosystem Services (ES) concept and aims to incorporate social sciences more inclusively into economic and ecological aspects of ES. Given the emphasis of ...

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