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  • Lithium-ion battery 2nd life used as a stationary energy storage system: Ageing and economic analysis in two real cases 

    Rallo Tolós, Héctor; Canals Casals, Lluc; De la Torre, David; Reinhardt, Robert; Marchante, Carlos; Amante García, Beatriz (2020-11-01)
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    Electric vehicles (EVs) are considered a viable alternative to internal combustion engine vehicles (ICEVs) and as a result of recent advances in battery technologies, sales are increasing year by year. However, recycling ...
  • A review of gas-surface interaction models for orbital aerodynamics applications 

    Livadiotti, Sabrina; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-11)
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    Renewed interest in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO) - i.e. altitudes below 450 km - has led to an increased demand for accurate environment characterisation and aerodynamic force prediction. While the former requires knowledge ...
  • In-orbit aerodynamic coefficient measurements using SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research) 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Livadiotti, Sabrina; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2021-03)
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    The Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) is a CubeSat mission, due to be launched in 2021, to investigate the interaction between different materials and the atmospheric flow regime in very low Earth orbits ...
  • Creating business models for smart cities: a practical framework 

    Timeus, Krista; Vinaixa, Jordi; Pardo Bosch, Francesc (2020-05-03)
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    Smart cities can use business models to evaluate what value they offer citizens byintegrating ICT into their infrastructure and services. The article introduces the concept of the ‘city business model’ and proposes a ...
  • Enhancing occupants' comfort through BIM-based probabilistic approach 

    Alavi, Seyedhamidreza; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Bortolini, Rafaela; Edwards, David J. (2021-03)
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    Despite the fact that buildings are designed to meet occupants’ needs, many do not perform as planned, impacting upon both building performance and occupants’ comfort. Analyzing occupants’ comfort based on questionnaire ...
  • Análisis de las vibraciones y fluctuaciones de presión en una bomba turbina 

    Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Boldy, Adrian (1992-03)
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    En este artículo se describe el análisis de las mediciones de presión no estacionaria y vibraciones en una bomba-turbina a fin de identificar el origen de las vibraciones en una estructura próxima a la central. Una excitación ...
  • Characterization tests for predicting the mechanical performance of SFRC floors: design considerations 

    Martinelli, Paolo; Colombo, Matteo; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Di Prisco, Claudio (2021-02)
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    The paper presents an experimental program carried out to check the load bearing capacity of a steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) floor in northern Italy. The extensive mechanical characterization focused on the ...
  • Dynamic response of Pelton runners: Numerical and experimental analysis in prototypes 

    Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valentín Ruiz, David; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (Elsevier, 2020-09-01)
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    Worldwide electricity generation is featured by the growth of intermittent renewable energies. In this context, hydropower plays a fundamental role because it provides flexibility to the power grid and ensures its stability. ...
  • Mechanical optimization of concrete with recycled PET fibres based on a statistical-experimental study 

    Meza, Alejandro; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Meza, Laura Montserrat; Pardo Bosch, Francesc; López Carreño, Rubén-Daniel (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2021-01-06)
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    Discarded polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles have damaged our ecosystem. Problems of marine fauna conservation and land fertility have been related to the disposal of these materials. Recycled fibre is an opportunity ...
  • Characterization tests for predicting the mechanical performance of SFRC floors: identification of fibre distribution and orientation effects 

    Martinelli, Paolo; Colombo, Matteo; Pujadas Álvarez, Pablo; Fuente Antequera, Albert de la; Pialarissi Cavalaro, Sergio Henrique; Di Prisco, Marco (2021-02)
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    In the context of the evaluation of the load-bearing capacity of a steel fibre reinforced concrete (SFRC) elevated slab recently built in northern Italy, this paper presents the study addressing the effects of fibre ...
  • Wireless sensing of concrete setting process 

    González López, Giselle; Romeu Robert, Jordi; Cairó, Ignasi; Segura Pérez, Ignacio; Ikumi Montserrat, Tai; Jofre Roca, Lluís (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-10-21)
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    An RFID-based wireless system to measure the evolution of the setting process of cement-based materials is presented in this paper. The system consists of a wireless RFID temperature sensor that works embedded in concrete, ...
  • Use of Grey-Box Modeling to Determine the Air Ventilation Flows in a Room 

    Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Forcada Matheu, Núria; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (Springer, 2021)
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    To determine the air ventilation flows in a room deterministic approaches based on the CO2 tracer-gas mass balance equation are usually used. Those equations do not enable to introduce to the system uncertainties such as ...

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