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  • Optimizing PV microgrid isolated electrification projects—A case study in Ecuador 

    Domenech Léga, Bruno; Ferrer Martí, Laia; García, Facundo; Hidalgo, Georgina; Pastor Moreno, Rafael; Ponsich, Antonin Sebastien (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-04-01)
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    Access to electricity for the rural and indigenous population of Ecuador’s Amazon Region (RAE) is considered a critical issue by the national authorities. The RAE is an isolated zone with communities scattered throughout ...
  • 3D printing, complement to approach in complex lesions 

    Torres Cuevas, Boris Luis; Castillo Lara, Gloria; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio; Buchaca, Emilio Fidel; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Adrover Monserrat, Bàrbara (2022-03-01)
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    The use of 3D printing is a technology in increasing expansion in the area of the medical sciences. We describe it the technical characteristics of 3D printing and a protocol of obtaining of models three dimensional as a ...
  • Wear resistance enhancement of AISI 1045 steel by vibration assisted ball burnishing process 

    Velázquez Corral, Eric; Jerez Mesa, Ramón; Llumà Fuentes, Jordi; Wagner, Vincent; Dessein, Gilles; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio (Elsevier, 2022)
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    The objective of the research was to analyse the impact of the ultrasonic vibration assistance on the wear resistance and topology enhancement of AISI 1045 cylindrical steel samples after a ball burnishing process. Burnishing ...
  • Optimization of the sintering thermal treatment and the ceramic ink used in direct ink writing of a-Al2O3: Characterization and catalytic application 

    Álvarez Maté, Ferran; Cifuentes López, Alejandro; Serrano Carreño, M. Isabel; Franco García, María Lourdes; Fargas Ribas, Gemma; Fenollosa i Artés, Felip; Uceda Molera, Roger; Llanes Pitarch, Luis Miguel; Tardivat, C; Llorca Piqué, Jordi; Roa Rovira, Joan Josep (Elsevier, 2022-06-01)
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    Unlike other engineered ceramic products, alumina (Al2O3) displays interesting mechanical and physical properties, which makes it an ideal candidate for a wide range of uses in different fields and in particular for catalytic ...
  • Soft-tissue-mimicking using hydrogels for the development of phantoms 

    Tejo Otero, Aitor; Fenollosa i Artés, Felip; Achaerandio Puente, María Isabel; Rey Viñoles, Sergi; Buj Corral, Irene; Mateos Timoneda, Miguel Ángel; Engel López, Elisabeth (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-01-06)
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    With the currently available materials and technologies it is difficult to mimic the mechanical properties of soft living tissues. Additionally, another significant problem is the lack of information about the mechanical ...
  • Multi-stage optimization of rural electrification planning at regional level considering multiple criteria. Case study in Nigeria 

    Juanpera Gallel, Marc; Ferrer Martí, Laia; Pastor Moreno, Rafael (2022-05-15)
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    Rural electrification should plan the multi-stage implementation of electrification systems considering different distribution options (national grid extension and decentralized off-grid systems) with different energy ...
  • Quantitative assessment of hand function in healthy subjects and post-stroke patients with the action research arm test 

    Padilla Magaña, Jesús Fernando; Peña Pitarch, Esteve; Sánchez Suarez, Isahi; Ticó Falguera, Neus (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-05-10)
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    The Action Research Arm Test (ARAT) can provide subjective results due to the difficulty assessing abnormal patterns in stroke patients. The aim of this study was to identify joint impairments and compensatory grasping ...
  • Validity of neural networks to determine body position on the bicycle 

    Bini, Rodrigo; Serrancolí, Gil; Santiago, Paulo; Pinto, Allan; Moura, Felipe (2022-05-16)
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  • Hydropower: projections in a changing climate and impacts by this "clean" source 

    Naranjo Silva, Héctor Sebastián; Álvarez del Castillo, Javier (2021-07-16)
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    INTRODUCTION: Hydropower is an extensively used renewable source; in 2016, 159 countries reported benefiting; currently, there are around 9,000 projects in operation due to the competitive cost of generating a similar cost ...
  • The American continent hydropower development and the sustainability: a review 

    Naranjo Silva, Héctor Sebastián; Álvarez del Castillo, Javier (2022-03)
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    The present review compares and takes the main ideas around hydropower development in eight countries of the American continent, identifying its advantages and disadvantages, showing a vision concerning sustainability. It ...
  • Comparative cost per kilowatt of the latest hydropower projects in Ecuador 

    Naranjo Silva, Héctor Sebastián; Punina Guerrero, Diego; Álvarez del Castillo, Javier (2022-01)
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    La hidroelectricidad es la mayor fuente renovable globalmente utilizada, para el 2020 ésta constituye el 77% de la matriz energética en Ecuador, pero los costos con los cuales se desarrollan estos proyectos generan el ...
  • Influence of the brushing process on the roughness of inclined surfaces of pieces manufactured in X40CrMoV5 

    Rue Mascarell, Jaume; Velázquez Corral, Eric; Marqués Salvador, Jordi-Adalbert; Travieso Rodriguez, Jose Antonio; Jerez Mesa, Ramón (2022-03-01)
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    The purpose of the burnishing process is to achieve a good surface finish, improve mechanical properties and increase the useful life of parts with different geometries. This paper analyzes the effect of this process on ...

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