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  • Impact study of contact angle boundary conditions for CFD simulation of two-phase flow generation in a T-junction 

    Arias Calderón, Santiago; Villardi de Montlaur, Adeline de (2017)
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    Gas – liquid two - phase flows dominated by capillary forces occur in countless modern industrial applications. Some examples can be found in normal gravity (mixing process, chemical reactions, ...
  • Discrete element modelling of granular column collapse tests with industrial applications 

    Torres Serra, Joel; Tunuguntla, Deepak R.; Denisen, Irana; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2017)
    Conference report
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    Describing the behaviour of granular materials is a challenging issue for the industry. Our work concerns packaging industries where packing equipment is designed to handle a wide range of powders and bulk solids with ...
  • Flowability of granular materials with industrial applications: an experimental approach 

    Torres Serra, Joel; Romero Morales, Enrique Edgar; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio; Caba, Joan; Arderiu, Xavier; Padullés, Josep-Manel; González, Juanjo (EPJ Web of Conferences, 2017)
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    Designing bulk material handling equipment requires a thorough understanding of the mechanical behaviour of powders and grains. Experimental characterization of granular materials is introduced focusing on flowability. A ...
  • An augmented Lagrangian formulation to impose boundary conditions for distortion based mesh moving and curving 

    Ruiz Gironès, Eloi; Gargallo Peiró, Abel; Sarrate Ramos, Josep; Roca Navarro, Xevi (Elsevier, 2017)
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    We formulate a mesh morphing technique as mesh distortion minimization problem constrained to weakly satisfy the imposed displacement of the boundary nodes. The method is devised to penalize the appearance of inverted ...
  • Approximation of immersed surfaces into a tetrahedral mesh generated by the meccano method 

    Socorro Marrero, Guillermo Valentín; Oliver Serra, Albert; Ruiz Gironès, Eloi; Cascón Barbero, José Manuel; Rodriguez Barrera, Eduardo; Escobar Sánchez, José M.; Montenegro Armas, Rafael; Sarrate Ramos, Josep (2017)
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    In this paper, we present a new method to insert open surfaces into an existing tetrahedral mesh generated by the meccano method. The surfaces must be totally immersed in the mesh and must not intersect between them. The ...
  • Educating XXIst century civil engineers in Barcelona 

    Turmo Coderque, José; Estela Carbonell, M. Rosa; Chacón Flores, Rolando Antonio; Gironella Cobos, Xavier; Lloberas Valls, Oriol; Oliver Olivella, Xavier; Poblet-Puig, Jordi; Puigví Burniol, Maria Àngels; Valls del Barrio, Susanna; Díez, Pedro (2017)
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    The educational programs of Civil Engineering schools have evolved to adapt to changes in society demands and regulations. Specifically, Civil Engineering curricula in Spain was highly impacted by the Bolonia Declaration ...
  • Simulating debris impacts on hydrokinetic infrastructure 

    Aliseda, A; Bagi, A; Johnson, Jerome B; Duvoy, P. X.; Kasper, J. L; Kulchitsky, A; Villardi de Montlaur, Adeline de (2017)
    Conference lecture
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    The discrete element method was applied to model the impact force of woody debris (trees) on hydrokinetic infrastructure in a river setting. The DEM model, termed the Hydrokinetic Debris Impact Simulator (HDIS) was used ...
  • Experimental numerical correlation of subsystem contributions in the advanced transfer path analysis framework 

    Magrans Fontrodona, Francesc Xavier; Arcas, Kevin; Vicens Rodríguez, Pere; Poblet-Puig, Jordi; Rodríguez Ferran, Antonio (2017)
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    In a complex vibroacoustic system the overall noise or vibration in a given location is the sum of multiple subsystem contributions. From an experimental perspective, the total noise can be directly measured but not the ...
  • Discrete meso-modeling of steel fiber reinforced concrete: simulation of flexural behavior 

    Pros Parés, Alba; Díez, Pedro; Molins i Borrell, Climent (International Centre for Numerical Methods in Engineering (CIMNE), 2011)
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    Concrete provides with a variety of innovative designs, but two characteristics have limited its use: it is brittle and weak under tension. One way to overcome this problem is to add steel fibers into the concrete matrix, ...
  • Combining size-preserving and smoothing procedures for adaptive quadrilateral mesh generation 

    Ruiz Gironés, Eloi; Roca Navarro, Xevi; Sarrate Ramos, Josep (Springer, 2013)
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    It is well known that the variations of the element size have to be controlled in order to generate a high-quality mesh. Hence, several techniques have been developed to limit the gradient of the element size. However, the ...
  • Inserting curved boundary layers for viscous flow simulation with high-order tetrahedra 

    Gargallo Peiró, Abel; Roca Navarro, Xevi; Sarrate Ramos, Josep; Peraire Guitart, Jaume (Springer, 2013)
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    We propose an a posteriori approach for generating curved meshes for viscous flow simulations composed by high-order tetrahedra. The proposed approach is performed in the following three steps: (1) generate a linear ...
  • Defining quality measures for validation and generation of high-order meshes 

    Gargallo Peiró, Abel; Roca Navarro, Xevi; Peraire Guitart, Jaume; Sarrate Ramos, Josep (Springer, 2013)
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    A procedure to quantify the distortion (quality) of a high-order mesh composed by curved tetrahedral elements is presented. The proposed technique has two main applications. First, it can be used to check the validity and ...

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