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  • Multi-point-of-view energy loss analysis in a refuse truck hydraulic system 

    Bernè Artieda, Luis Javier; Raush Alviach, Gustavo Adolfo; Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier; Roquet Fernandez de Aramburo, Pere; Codina Macià, Esteban (2021-05-09)
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    In recent years, much research has focused on reducing the power consumption of mobile hydraulic machines due to rising fuel costs, regulations on combustion engine emissions and the need to reduce the size and weight of ...
  • Parameterization, modeling, and validation in real conditions of an external gear pump 

    Torrent Gelmà, Miquel; Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier; Codina Macià, Esteban (2021-03-11)
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    Open Access
    This article presents a methodology for predicting the fluid dynamic behavior of a gear pump over its operating range. Complete pump parameterization was carried out through standard tests, and these parameters were used ...
  • Simulation of hydraulic cylinder cushioning 

    Algar Espejo, Antonio; Freire Venegas, Francisco Javier; Castilla López, Roberto; Codina Macià, Esteban (2021-01-02)
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    Open Access
    The internal cushioning systems of hydraulic linear actuators avoid mechanical shocks at the end of their stroke. The design where the piston with perimeter grooves regulates the flow by standing in front of the outlet ...
  • Discharge coefficients of a heavy suspension nozzle 

    Río Cano, Carlos; Monshi Tousi, Navid; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Comas Amengual, Ángel (MDPI, 2021-03-15)
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    Open Access
    The suspensions used in heavy vehicles often consist of several oil and two gas chambers. In order to perform an analytical study of the mass flow transferred between two gas chambers separated by a nozzle, and when ...
  • Tracking intracellular forces and mechanical property changes in mouse one-cell embryo development 

    Duch Llobera, Marta; Torras, Núria; Castilla López, Roberto (2020-05-25)
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    Open Access
    Cells comprise mechanically active matter that governs their functionality, but intracellular mechanics are difficult to study directly and are poorly understood. However, injected nanodevices open up opportunities to ...
  • Numerical simulation of a supersonic ejector for vacuum generation with explicit and implicit solver in openfoam 

    Macià Cid, Llorenç; Castilla López, Roberto; Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier; Camacho, Sergi; Codina Macià, Esteban (2019-09-17)
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    Open Access
    Supersonic ejectors are used extensively in all kind of applications: compression of refrigerants in cooling systems, pumping of volatile fluids or in vacuum generation. In vacuum generation, also known as zero-secondary ...
  • A review of gerotor technology in hydraulic machines 

    Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier; Codina Macià, Esteban; Castilla López, Roberto (2019-06-24)
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    Open Access
    Over the years, numerous investigations have established the gerotor fundamentals. This work aims to provide a complete review of the literature from the last decade, focusing on the articles published in the past five ...
  • A novel method to determine the discharge coefficient of constant section nozzles under compressible dynamic flow conditions 

    Comas Amengual, Ángel; Río Cano, Carlos; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria (2019-07)
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    The present paper introduces a novel transient experimental method employed to determine the discharge coefficient of constant section nozzles of small diameters of 1 to 3 mm and with a length/diameter ratio of around one. ...
  • Bond graph simulation of error propagation in position estimation of a hydraulic cylinder using low cost accelerometers 

    Algar, Antonio; Codina Macià, Esteban; Freire Venegas, Francisco Javier (2018-10-01)
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    Open Access
    The indirect calculation from acceleration of transversal displacement of the piston inside the body of a double effect linear hydraulic cylinder during its operating cycle is assessed. Currently an extensive effort exists ...
  • A simplified methodology to evaluate the design specifications of hydraulic components 

    Roquet, Pedro; Gámez Montero, Pedro Javier; Castilla López, Roberto; Raush Alviach, Gustavo Adolfo; Codina Macià, Esteban (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2018-09-11)
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    Open Access
    The fatigue of a hydraulic component inherently varies due to various factors that can be divided into two categories: structural and load spectrum variability. The effects of both variabilities must be considered when ...
  • Additioning alfa fibres in cement mortar 

    Bernat Masó, Ernest; Puigvert Cobos, Francesc; Abdelmoulac, Hichem; Gil Espert, Lluís (Universidad Católica de Chile (UC), 2018)
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    Open Access
    Cement mortar is a broadly used construction material. Adding fibres into the fresh mortar is an effective reinforcing technique to overcome the drawbacks related with the little tensile and flexural strength. Using natural ...
  • Mechanical performance of vegetal fabric reinforced cementitious matrix (FRCM) composites 

    Mercedes Cedeño, Luis Enrique; Gil Espert, Lluís; Bernat Masó, Ernest (Elsevier, 2018-06-30)
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    Open Access
    In order to pursue sustainable objectives in the construction industry, a new composite material using vegetal fibre mesh coated with resin and embedded in mortar is developed and characterized. In this study, meshes of ...

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