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  • Multifidelity modeling of irradiated particle-laden turbulence subject to uncertainty 

    Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Papadakis, Manolis (2020)
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    The study of thermal radiation interacting with particle-laden turbulence is of great importance in a wide range of scientific and engineering applications. The computational study of such systems is challenging as a result ...
  • Ferrofluid thin films for aerofoil lift enhancement and delaying flow separation 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier (Cambridge University Press, 2020-08-18)
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    In this work, consideration is given to a novel concept for aerofoil lift enhancement and delaying flow separation. Here, lift enhancement is attained by preventing the growth of the boundary layer through the elimination ...
  • Tracking intracellular forces and mechanical property changes in mouse one-cell embryo development 

    Duch Llobera, Marta; Torras, Núria; Castilla López, Roberto (2020-05-25)
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    Cells comprise mechanically active matter that governs their functionality, but intracellular mechanics are difficult to study directly and are poorly understood. However, injected nanodevices open up opportunities to ...
  • Gears or rotors-three approaches to design of working units of hydraulic machines 

    Stryczek, Jaroslaw; Bednarczyk, S.; Codina Macià, Esteban; Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier; Ivanovic, Lozica; Matejic, Milos (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2019)
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    The gerotor pump has many advantages over other hydraulic pumps, such as high reliability, compactness, lower noise in running conditions etc. Considering the increasingly stringent regulations in the field of environmental ...
  • Marangoni ducts for energy harvesting 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (ASME International, 2020-08-27)
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    The possibility for harnessing energy from thermal or concentration gradients by the use of ducts lined with hydrophobic microcavities is discussed. Utilizing a physical and simplified model an expression for the attainable ...
  • Solutocapillary for self-control precipitation in enclosed geometries by using microcavities 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier (2020-12)
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    In this work the possibility to endow enclosed geometries with a passive feedback mechanism to prevent precipitation when their walls are deliberately lined with air-filled hydrophobic microcavities is discussed
  • Transcritical diffuse-interface hydrodynamics of propellants in high-pressure combustors of chemical propulsion systems 

    Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís (2021-01-01)
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    Rocket engines and high-power new generations of gas-turbine jet engines and diesel engines oftentimes involve the injection of one or more reactants at subcritical temperatures into combustor environments at high pressures, ...
  • Response of Saos-2 osteoblast-like cells to kilohertz-resonance excitation in porous metallic scaffolds 

    Deering, Joseph; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Lee, Bryan E. J.; Valentín Ruiz, David (Elsevier, 2020-06-01)
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    Post-operative therapy for joint replacement is often performed to optimize bone volume and bone-implant contact. Methods, such as pulsed therapeutic ultrasound, have been shown to be a valuable addition to regular ...
  • Transposition of the mechanical behavior from model to prototype of Francis turbines 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Gomes, João; Avellan, François (Elsevier, 2020-06-01)
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    Hydropower is nowadays essential for balancing the electrical grid providing flexibility and fast response. The role of hydraulic turbines has changed from working at their Best Efficiency Point (BEP) to work in the whole ...
  • Near-interface flow modeling in large-eddy simulation of two-phase turbulence 

    Jofre Cruanyes, Lluís; Dodd, Michael S.; Grau Barceló, Joan; Torres Cámara, Ricardo (2020-11-11)
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    The smallest hydrodynamic length scales in two-phase turbulence are located at the interface between phases, or fluids, as a result of two-way coupling phenomena. Typically, these interface-generated scales are several ...
  • Magnetocaloric anemometry. A novel concept for fluid flow measurement 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier (2020-06-01)
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    Colloidal magnetic fluids (ferrofluids) and its significance with regard to fluid flow measurement is discussed. This concept -which can properly be called as magnetocaloric anemometry, blikewise than hot-wire anemometry ...
  • Flipped learning and threshold concepts in the Turbomachinery section of Fluid Engineering course 

    Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier; Peña Carrera, Marta; Olmedo Torre, Noelia (2020-06-09)
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    This paper outlines a practical intervention aiming to collect the effects of introducing flexible learning in engineering higher education. The work dis- cusses the implementation of the flipped classroom method and the ...

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