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  • Relationship between eroded volume and main scour hole dimensions near quay walls caused by internal counter-rotating twin-propellers 

    Curulli, Giuseppe; Llull Marroig, Antoni Ignaci; Penna, Nadia; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Sánchez Arcilla, Agustín; Gaudio, Roberto (2022-07-14)
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    The present study aims at computing and analysing the eroded sediment volumes induced by twin-propeller jets near a vertical quay wall from the main geometric characteristics of the scour hole. Two different scouring ...
  • Cost-effective measurement equipment and data analysis tool for structural health monitoring. Case study: metro railway bridge 

    Sierra, Pablo Leonel; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Martínez García, Javier (2022)
    Conference lecture
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    Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of bridges is getting special attention of infrastructure management agencies, due to its success in minimizing maintenance costs. The acquisition of structural behaviour data and its ...
  • DLT-based sustainable business models for the shipping industry 

    Henríquez Larrazábal, Ricardo Daniel; Martínez de Osés, Francesc Xavier; Martínez Marín, Jesús Ezequiel (Istituti Editoriali e Poligrafici Internazionali, 2022-05-17)
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    This paper explores how distributed ledger technology (DLT), aka blockchain, might function as the technological basis for sustainable business models (SBM) in the shipping industry. More specifically, it examines the role ...
  • Barcelona coastal monitoring with the “Patí a vela”, a traditional sailboat turned into an oceanographic platform 

    Ortigosa Barragán, Inma; Bardaji, Raul; Carbonell, Albert; Carrasco Serra, Oriol; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la; Figuerola, Rafel; Hoareau, Nina; Mateu Llevadot, Jordi; Piera, Jaume; Puigdefabregas Tomas, Juan; Salvador Castillea, Joaquín; Simon, Carine; Vallés Casanova, Ignasi; Pelegrí Llopart, José Luis (MDPI, 2022-05-01)
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    Shelf waters near large cities, such as Barcelona, are affected not only by meteorological episodes but also by anthropogenic influence. Scientists usually use data from on-site coastal platforms to analyze and understand ...
  • Low-cost tracking system to infer fishing activity from small scale fisheries in Scotland 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Mendo, Tania; Swift, Rene; James, Mark; Crowe, Swithun; McCann, Patrick (Taylor & Francis, 2022)
    Conference report
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    Large Scale Fisheries (LSF), with Length Over All (LOA) larger than 12 to 15 m are gener- ally subject to national and international regulations that require they carry some form of tracking system that is capable of ...
  • Numerical simulation of wave interaction with a suspended cylinder using OpenFOAM 

    Wang, Ming; Mujal Colilles, Anna; Molins i Borrell, Climent (Taylor & Francis, 2022)
    Conference report
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    The objective of the present work is to investigate the hydrodynamic loads of a fixed cylinder subjected to regular waves inside a wave flume using OpenFOAM. The suspended cylinder can be considered as a simplification of ...
  • A comprehensive ship weather routing system using CMEMS products and A* algorithm 

    Grifoll Colls, Manel; Borén Altés, Clara; Castells Sanabra, Marcel·la (2022-07)
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    We describe the implementation of a comprehensive software for Ship Weather Routing referred to as SIM- ROUTE. The A* pathfinding algorithm is used to optimize the sailing route as a function of the wave action. The aim ...
  • A synchrotron computed tomography dataset for validation of longitudinal tensile failure models based on fibre break and cluster development 

    Breite, Christian; Melnikov, Alexander; de Morais, Alfredo Balacó; Maire, Eric; Otero Gruer, Fermín Enrique; Gorbatikh, Larissa (Elsevier, 2021-12)
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    We performed in-situ tensile tests on two carbon fibre/epoxy composites with continuous scanning using synchrotron computed tomography (CT). Both composites were cross-ply laminates, and two specimens were tested for each ...
  • Experimental characterization and constitutive modeling of the non-linear stress–strain behavior of unidirectional carbon–epoxy under high strain rate loading 

    Koerber, Hannes; Kuhn, Peter; Ploeck, Marina; Otero Gruer, Fermín Enrique; Gerbaud, Paul William; Rolfes, Raimund; Camanho, Pedro P. (Springer, 2018-12)
    Article
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    The mechanical response of IM7-8552 carbon epoxy was investigated for transverse tension and transverse tension/in-plane shear loadings at static and dynamic strain rates using transverse tension and off-axis tension ...
  • Effects of local stress fields around broken fibres on the longitudinal failure of composite materials 

    Tavares, Rodrigo Paiva; Guerrero Cruz, José Manuel; Otero Gruer, Fermín Enrique; Turon Travesa, Albert (2018-08-28)
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    An in-depth analysis of the stress fields that surround a broken fibre in fibre reinforced composites is performed and the effects of different material properties are analysed. The stress fields obtained using a spring ...
  • Fatigue analysis of a naval composite structure 

    Jurado Granados, Joel; Martínez García, Javier; Barbu, Lucia Gratiela; Capua, Daniel di (CRC Press, 2020)
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    The use of composite materials in marine industry has many potential benefits, such as lower weight. However, there are still some failure mechanisms, such as fatigue, that are not yet completely under- stood. This work ...
  • Maneuvering and operational strategies using AIS data 

    Mujal Colilles, Anna; Bagés Yáñez, Carolina; Fonollosa Magrinyà, Jordi (CRC Press, 2020)
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    Automatic Identification System (AIS) is a transmitter information system mandatory for ma- rine traffic. Although it was originally designed to help vessels in avoiding collisions, AIS data can be used as a decision-making ...

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