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    • 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 ...
    • Enhancement of 3D-printable materials by dual-curing procedures 

      Fernández Francos, Xavier; Konuray, Ali Osman; Ramis Juan, Xavier; Serra Albet, Maria Àngels; Flor López, Sílvia de la (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01-01)
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      Dual-curing thermosetting systems are recently being developed as an alternative to conventional curing systems due to their processing flexibility and the possibility of enhancing the properties of cured parts in single- ...
    • Experimental investigation of a cavitating Venturi and its application to flow metering 

      Bermejo Plana, David; Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier; Ruiz Mansilla, Rafael (2021-04)
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      An experimental investigation has been carried out to evaluate the performance of a cavitating Venturi flow. For that purpose, a closed loop circuit with a centrifugal pump and a transparent asymmetric converging-diverging ...