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  • Solar thermal panels for small-medium scale air cleaners in major cities 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2019-03-01)
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    Air quality in major cities is reaching worrisome levels across the planet owing to large-scale industrialization. As a result, air purification systems are becoming a fertile and emerging field for research. Here, ...
  • The Extractable hydrokinetic power from an oscillating membrane-based harvester 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (Elsevier, 2019-01-22)
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    The extractable hydrokinetic power from an oscillating membrane in standing motion and induced by a water flow and its possible significance with regard energy harvesting is discussed. The main attractiveness of such an ...
  • Failure investigation of a Kaplan turbine blade 

    Zhang, Ming; Valentin, David; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Elsevier, 2019-03-01)
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    In this paper, an uncommon failure of a Kaplan turbine blade has been analyzed. After the monitoring system detected a sudden increase in vibration levels, the turbine was inspected. The inspection showed that a large crack ...
  • Numerical Investigation into the Effect of Sound Speed in Attached Cavitation on Hydrofoil Modes of Vibration 

    Escaler Puigoriol, Francesc Xavier; De La Torre, Oscar (2019-05-09)
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    It has been found recently that the dynamic behavior of a cavitating hydrofoil is di erent from that in pure water in that, not only are the natural frequencies di erent, but the mode shapes may also change. In order to ...
  • Experimental and Numerical Design and Evaluation of a Vibration Bioreactor using Piezoelectric Patches 

    Valentín Ruiz, David; Roehr, Charline; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Heiss, Christian; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Bosbach, Wolfram A. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-01-21)
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    n this present study, we propose a method for exposing biological cells to mechanical vibration. The motive for our research was to design a bioreactor prototype in which in-depth in vitro studies about the influence of ...
  • On thermocapillary rings from radioactive particles suspended at the surface of liquids 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2019-07)
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    Thermocapillary motion and its significance with regard the thermal behavior of heat sources and with particular reference to radioactive particles suspended in fluids is discussed. It shown that because the heat source, ...
  • Model based on an effective material-removal rate to evaluate specific energy consumption in grinding 

    Nápoles Alberro, Amelia; González Rojas, Hernan Alberto; Sánchez Egea, Antonio José; Hameed, Saqib; Peña Aguilar, Reyna Mercedes (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2019-03-21)
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    Grinding energy efficiency depends on the appropriate selection of cutting conditions, grinding wheel, and workpiece material. Additionally, the estimation of specific energy consumption is a good indicator to control the ...
  • A novel method to determine the discharge coefficient of constant section nozzles under compressible dynamic flow conditions 

    Comas Amengual, Ángel; Río Cano, Carlos; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria (2019-07)
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    The present paper introduces a novel transient experimental method employed to determine the discharge coefficient of constant section nozzles of small diameters of 1 to 3 mm and with a length/diameter ratio of around one. ...
  • Magnetic Mars dust-removal technology 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (springer-Verlag, 2019-02-04)
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    Environmental data recorded by the Mars exploration rovers show that the martian dust is magnetic containing mostly the strong magnetic mineral magnetite ( Fe3O4 ). On the other hand, it is known that dust settling onto ...
  • Sandbraking. A technique for landing large payloads on Mars using the sands of Phobos 

    Arias Montenegro, Francisco Javier; Heras Jiménez, Salvador Augusto de las (2019-02)
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    The basis of a novel braking technique by using the Phobos sands for landing large payloads on Mars is outlined. Here consideration is given to the utilization of the Phobos or Deimos regolith as material for aerobraking ...
  • Dryout and replenishment of bottom-heated saturated porous media with an overlying plain water layer 

    Carbonell Ventura, Montserrat; Virto Albert, Luis; Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2018-12-13)
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    The aim of this paper is to elucidate the influence of the physical properties of both phases—solid matrix and saturating liquid—of bottom-heated porous media with an overlying plain water layer. The dryout, the stability ...
  • CFD study of the supercritical transesterification of triolein: Wall-to-fluid/particle-to fluid transport effects 

    Mekala, Samuel Jedidiah; Fontanals García, Alfred; Guardo Zabaleta, Alfredo de Jesús (2019-01-01)
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    Transesterification of triglycerides is a process by which biodiesel is produced. Biodiesel is a sustainable alternative to petroleum diesel; hence, its efficient production is of significant importance. The transesterification ...

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