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  • Performance analysis of distributed optical fiber bonding adhesives to concrete 

    Barrias, Antonio; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (2018)
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    In this paper, the authors conducted an experiment where a reinforced concrete beam was in-strumented with a single DOFS performing four equal segments externally bonded to the bottom surface of the element. Each segment ...
  • Modelling of pollen dispersion in the atmosphere: evaluation with a continuous 1ß+1d lidar 

    Sicard, Michaël; Izquierdo, Rebeca; Jorba i Casellas, Oriol; Alarcón Jordán, Marta; Belmonte Soler, Jordina; Comerón Tejero, Adolfo; De Linares, Concepción; Baldasano Recio, José María (2017)
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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 ...
  • Effective building modelling for energy performance contracting 

    Giretti, Alberto; Lemma, Massimo; Casals Casanova, Miquel; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Jones, Rory (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, 2018)
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    Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) are contractual agreements between beneficiaries and energy service providers, where budgets are established in relation to a determined level of energy performance. Hence, the problem ...
  • A serious game enchancing social tenants' behavioral change towards energy efficiency 

    Casals Casanova, Miquel; Gangolells Solanellas, Marta; Macarulla Martí, Marcel; Vimont, Vincent; Fuertes Casals, Alba; Pinho, Luis Miguel (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2017)
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    The energy consumption of the current building stock represents about 40% of the total final energy consumption in Europe. New gamification techniques may play a significant role in helping users adopt new and more ...
  • System analysis and test-bed for an atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system using an inductive plasma thruster 

    Romano, Francesco; Binder, Tilman; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; García-Almiñana, Daniel (2017)
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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 ...
  • DISCOVERER - Radical Redesign of Earth Observation Satellites for Sustained Operation at Significantly Low Altitudes 

    Roberts, Peter C.E; Crisp, Nicholas H.; Edmonson, Steve; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (2017)
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    DISCOVERER is a new 5.7 million Euro, 4.25 year Horizon 2020 funded project which aims to radically redesign Earth observation satellites for sustained operation at significantly lower altitudes. The satellite based Earth ...
  • Performance Evaluation of a Novel Inductive Atmosphere-Breathing EP System 

    Romano, Francesco; Herdrichd, Georg H.; Fasoulas, Stefanos; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (2017)
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    Challenging space mission scenarios include those in low altitude orbits, where the atmosphere creates significant drag to the S/C and forces their orbit to an early decay. An atmosphere-breathing electric propulsion system ...
  • Discussion about the use of Bayesian networks models for making predictive maintenance decisions 

    Bortolini, Rafaela; Forcada Matheu, Núria (Heriot-Watt University, 2017)
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    The performance of a building decreases with time and this process is accelerated if proper maintenance is not carried out. This paper presents a discussion about the importance of predictive maintenance actions to enhance ...
  • Performance assessment of embedded distributed optical fiber sensors in reinforced concrete structures 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), 2017)
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    In this paper, an experiment where distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) were implemented in two small concrete beams subjected to a three-point load test is outlined. Here, an optical backscatter reflectometry based ...
  • Análisis de ciclo de vida para la selección de electrodos en la electrocoagulación de aguas residuales de la industria papelera 

    López Grimau, Víctor; Amante García, Beatriz; Canals Casals, Lluc (Asociación Española de Ingeniería de Proyectos (AEIPRO), 2017)
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    La electrocoagulación es una técnica electroquímica de tratamiento de aguas residuales basada en la generación in situ del coagulante. Se utilizan ánodos sacrificables de Hierro o de Aluminio dando lugar a cationes Fe3+ ...
  • Application study of embedded Rayleigh based Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors in concrete beams 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (Elsevier, 2017)
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    In this work, an experiment on two small concrete beams is described where Rayleigh based distributed optical fiber sensors (DOFS) are implemented together with traditional electrical strain gauges for the monitoring of ...
  • UPC—BarcelonaTech experience on the use of Rayleigh based distributed optical fiber sensors for SHM of concrete structures 

    Barrias, Antonio Jose de Sousa; Casas Rius, Joan Ramon; Rodríguez, Gerardo; Villalba Herrero, Sergi (CRC Press, 2017)
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    In the past decade, several works and studies have been performed with the goal of improving the knowledge and developing new techniques associated with the application of Distributed Optical Fiber Sensors (DOFS) in order ...

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