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  • Thermal comfort of older people during summer in the continental Mediterranean climate 

    Baquero Larriva, María Teresa; Forcada Matheu, Núria (Elsevier, 2022-05-23)
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    Globally, the population is ageing and extreme weather scenarios are expected, especially in southern European countries. In this context, the study assessed the thermal comfort of older people in five nursing homes in a ...
  • Multiphase processes in the EC-Earth model and their relevance to the atmospheric oxalate, sulfate, and iron cycles 

    Myriokefalitakis, Stelios; Bergas Massó, Elisa; Gonçalves Ageitos, María; Pérez García-Pando, Carlos; van Noije, Twan; Le Sager, Philippe; Ito, Akinori; Athanasopoulou, Eleni; Nenes, Athanasios; Kanakidou, Maria; Krol, Maarten; Gerasopoulos, Evangelos (European Geosciences Union (EGU), 2022-04-08)
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    Understanding how multiphase processes affect the iron-containing aerosol cycle is key to predicting ocean biogeochemistry changes and hence the feedback effects on climate. For this work, the EC-Earth Earth system model ...
  • The potential for photovoltaic-powered pumped-hydro systems to reduce emissions, costs, and energy insecurity in rural China 

    Yang, Zongru; Sun, Guoxiu; Behrens, Paul; Østergaard, Poul Alberg; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Xu, Beibei; Chen, Diyi; Patelli, Edoardo (Elsevier, 2021-09)
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    Homes in rural China often have access to water wells for domestic and agricultural use. Given the significant difference in height between the well water and the roof of the house, such an arrangement could be used as a ...
  • Exploring the Regulation Reliability of a Pumped Storage Power Plant in a Wind–Solar Hybrid Power Generation System 

    Xu, Beibei; Zhang, Jingjing; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Zhang, Junzhi; Chen, Diyi; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard (2021-09-17)
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    In the coming decades, the proportion of wind–solar energy in power system significantly increases, resulting to uncertainties of power fluctuation in abundant wind–solar energy regions. The flexibility operation of Pumped ...
  • User-Centric BIM-Based Framework for HVAC Root-Cause Detection 

    Alavi, Seyedhamidreza; Forcada Matheu, Núria (2022-05-17)
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    In the building operation phase, the Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) equipment are the main contributors to excessive energy consumption unless proper design and maintenance is carried out. Moreover, HVAC ...
  • Mapping the neural systems driving breathing at the transition to unconsciousness 

    Pujol Nuez, Jesus; Blanco Hinojo, Laura; Ortiz Valencia, Héctor; Gallart Gallego, Lluís; Moltó García, Luís; Martínez Vilavela, Gerard; Vilà, Esther; Pacreu, Susana; Adalid, Irina; Deus Yela, Joan; Pérez Sola, Victor; Fernández Candil, Juan (Elsevier, 2022-02-01)
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    After falling asleep, the brain needs to detach from waking activity and reorganize into a functionally distinct state. A functional MRI (fMRI) study has recently revealed that the transition to unconsciousness induced by ...
  • Game jams as valuable tools for the development of 21st-century skills 

    Contreras Espinoza, Ruth Sofia; Eguía Gómez, Jose Luis (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2022-02-01)
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    The concept of 21st-century skills refers to the knowledge, skills, and emotions that are critical to successfully navigating today’s world. Game jams can act as spaces to develop these skills and thus boost cooperative ...
  • On the use of vibrational hill charts for improved condition monitoring and diagnosis of hydraulic turbines 

    Zhao, Weiqiang; Presas Batlló, Alexandre; Egusquiza Montagut, Mònica; Valentín Ruiz, David; Egusquiza Estévez, Eduard; Valero Ferrando, Ma. del Carmen (2022-01-22)
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    To cope with the intermittent power supply of the new renewable energies and demand fluctuations, Francis turbines are required to operate more and more in an extended operating range, far away from the design point. With ...
  • Review of top-down method to determine atmospheric emissions in port. Case of study: port of Veracruz, Mexico 

    Fuentes García, Gilberto; Sosa Echeverría, Rodolfo; Baldasano Recio, José María; Kahl, Jonathan D.W; Durán, Rafael Esteban Antonio (MDPI, 2022-01)
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    Indicators of environmental policies in force in Mexico, fossil fuels will continue to be used in industrial sectors, especially marine fuels, such as marine diesel oil, in port systems for some time. Considering this, we ...
  • A method for the experimental characterisation of novel drag-reducing materials for very low Earth orbits using the Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) mission 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Hanessian, Virginia; Sulliotti-Linner, Valeria; Herdrichd, Georg H.; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Kataria, Dhiren (2022-04-07)
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    The Satellite for Orbital Aerodynamics Research (SOAR) is a 3U CubeSat mission that aims to investigate the gas–surface interactions (GSIs) of diferent materials in the very low Earth orbit environment (VLEO), i.e. below ...
  • ADBSat: Verification and validation of a novel panel method for quick aerodynamic analysis of satellites 

    Sinpetru, Luciana A.; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Sulliotti-Linner, Valeria; Hanessian, Virginia; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Romano, Francesco; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (2022-06)
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    We present the validation of ADBSat, a novel implementation of the panel method including a fast pseudo-shading algorithm, that can quickly and accurately determine the forces and torques on satellites in free-molecular ...
  • Development and analysis of novel mission scenarios based on Atmosphere-Breathing Electric Propulsion (ABEP) 

    Vaidya, Shreepali Sanjay; Traub, Constantin; Romano, Francesco; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Sureda Anfres, Miquel; García Berenguer, Marina (2022-03-21)
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    Operating satellites in Very Low Earth Orbit (VLEO) benefit the already expanding New Space industry in applications including Earth Observation and beyond. However, long-term operations at such low altitudes require ...

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