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  • Analysis of building maintenance requests using a text mining approach: building services evaluation 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2019-05-16)
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    End users’ maintenance requests gathered from computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) configure a rich source of information to evaluate the occupants’ satisfaction and the building systems. Nevertheless, the ...
  • Analysis of mobility patterns and intended use of shared mobility services in the Barcelona region 

    Gilibert Junyent, Mireia; Ribas Vila, Immaculada; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia
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    Social and economic trends have strongly changed in the last years due to the economic crisis and the evolution of technology. These factors have influenced a sharing revolution, also in the mobility sector motivated for ...
  • Reducing the environmental impact of textile industry by reusing residual salts and water: ECUVal system 

    Buscio Olivera, Valentina; López Grimau, Víctor; Álvarez del Castillo, María Dolores; Gutiérrez Bouzán, María Carmen (2019-04-25)
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    The textile industry is one of the largest consumers of water in the world and its wastewater constitutes a serious problem when it is discharged without the proper treatment. Different techniques are being applied for ...
  • Reused second life batteries for aggregated demand response services 

    Canals Casals, Lluc; Barbero, Mattia; Corchero García, Cristina (2019-03-01)
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    The electric vehicle is presented as an environmental friendly alternative to common vehicles and as the future of transportation. However, car manufacturers consider that electric vehicle batteries are not useful for ...
  • SOAR - Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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    SOAR (Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research) is a CubeSat mission designed to investigate the interaction betweendifferent materials and the atmospheric flow regime in Very Low Earth Orbits (VLEO) and to demonstrate ...
  • A simple gate drive for SiC MOSFET with switching transient improvement 

    Ghorbani, Hamidreza; Sala Caselles, Vicenç; Paredes Camacho, Alejandro; Romeral Martínez, José Luis (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    This paper presents a new active gate drive for SiC MOSFETs switching. The proposed driver is based on feedforward control method. The switch is benefited from a simple and effective analog gate driver (GD). The main ...
  • Advances on the Inductive Plasma Thruster Design for an Atmosphere-Breathing EP System 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Boxberger, Adam; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (International Astronautical Federation, 2018)
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    Challenging space mission scenarios include those in very low Earth orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. For drag compensation, propulsion systems are ...
  • A comparison of standardized calculation methods for in situ measurements of facades U-value 

    Gaspar Fàbregas, Kàtia; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta (2016-10-15)
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    In recent years, a growing concern has been how to determine the actual thermal behaviour of façades in their operational stage, in order to establish appropriate energy-saving measures. This paper aims at comparing ...
  • First forecasts of airborne platanus and pinus pollen in Catalonia, NE Spain: use of a ground-based LiDar to estimate the model score 

    Sicard, Michaël; Jorba Casellas, Oriol; Izquierdo Miguel, Rebeca; Alarcón Jordán, Marta; Belmonte Soler, Jordina; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; De Linares, Concepción; Baldasano Recio, José María (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2018)
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    Pollen allergenicity plays an important role on human health and wellness. It is thus of large public interest to increase our knowledge of pollen grain behavior in the atmosphere (source, emission, processes involved ...
  • Workshop on educational innovation in architecture : JIDA'17 fifth edition 

    Bardí Milà, Berta; García Escudero, Daniel; Amante García, Beatriz; Martínez Martínez, María del Rosario (OmniaScience, 2018-01-01)
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  • Distributed optical fibre sensors in concrete structures: performance of bonding adhesives and influence of spatial resolution 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Wiley, 2019-03)
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    In this paper, the authors conducted an experiment where a reinforced concrete beam was instrumented with a 5-m long polyimide single distributed optical fibre sensors (DOFS) performing four equal segments externally bonded ...
  • SHM of reinforced concrete elements by Rayleigh backscattering DOFS 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2019-03)
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    This document showcases the latest research conducted within UPC–BarcelonaTech on the performance of distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS), more specifically the case of the optical backscattered reflectometry (OBR) ...