L'activitat científica del grup està centrada en l'àmbit de les Enginyeries Mecànica i Aeroespacial amb l'objectiu d'estudiar el disseny i optimització d'equips i sistemes tèrmics i aerodinàmics, això com millorar la seva eficiència. Per a la realització d'aquests estudis, el grup utilitza tècniques de simulació numèrica avançada, incloent tècniques de supercomputació per a les quals el grup compta amb especialistes d'alt nivell, així com també fa servir tècniques experimentals.

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  • Tychonis: a model-based approach to define and search for geometric events in space 

    Llopis, Marcel; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier (2021-02-24)
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    Space missions need software in order to be aware of the occurrence of geometric events in different phases of their project lifecycle. However, current software packages that provide capabilities to search for geometric ...
  • Flow topology and heat transfer analysis of slotted and axisymmetric synthetic impinging jets 

    Miró Jané, Arnau; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Cajas García, Juan Carlos; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Moulinec, Charles (2021-06)
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    This work is focused on exploring the flow and heat transfer capabilities for slotted and axisymmetric cavity configurations for synthetic impinging jets; the jet is enclosed between two isothermal parallel plates, impinging ...
  • 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 ...
  • Airplane vortices evolution near ground 

    Duro, Josep M; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2021-01-05)
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    Airport traffic around the world has sharply increased over the years; as a result, airports need to be enlarged and the landing or taking off times between two consecutive airplanes must be reduced. To precisely determine ...
  • Analyzing the performance of a miniature 3D wind sensor for Mars 

    Domínguez Pumar, Manuel; Kowalski, Lukasz; Jiménez Serres, Vicente; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Bermejo Broto, Sandra; Pons Nin, Joan (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2020-10-20)
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    This paper analyzes the behavior of a miniature 3D wind sensor designed for Mars atmosphere. The sensor is a spherical structure of 10 mm diameter divided in four sectors. By setting all the sectors to constant temperature, ...
  • On the effects of the free-stream turbulence on the heat transfer from a sphere 

    Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Lehmkuhl, Oriol; Soria Guerrero, Manel (2021-01)
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    Free-stream turbulence is present in many engineering applications and is known to affect both bluffbody aerodynamics and heat transfer. In this work, its effects on the heat transfer and the near wake behind a sphere are ...
  • Aerodynamic study of the NASA’s X-43A hypersonic aircraft 

    Navó, Alex; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, 2020-11-19)
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    A 2D aerodynamic study of the NASA’s X-43A hypersonic aircraft is developed using two different approaches. The first one is analytical and based on the resolution of the oblique shock wave and Prandtl–Meyer expansion wave ...
  • Integrating the Science Opportunity Analyzer with a reusable opportunity search framework 

    Llopis, Marcel; Franch Gutiérrez, Javier; Soria Guerrero, Manel (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), 2020)
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    In our interactions with the Science Opportunity Analyzer (SOA) software, we recognized how its ability to search for geometric events in space is a need for robotic space missions in general. To satisfy this need, we ...
  • A Versatile Gripper for Cloth Manipulation 

    Donaire Cónsul, Sònia; Borràs Sol, Júlia; Alenyà Ribas, Guillem; Torras, Carme (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2020-10)
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    Cloth manipulation has been mostly advancing in perception and modeling methods for cloth state estimation and grasping point detection. In comparison, less attention has been put on end-effector design. Indeed, most ...
  • Aerodynamic Technologies for Earth Observation Missions in Very Low earth Orbit 

    Becedas, Jonathan; González, Gerardo; Domínguez, Rosa María; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2018)
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    Flying at VLEO has several advantages such as the increase of the resolution of images recorded by optical instruments, the increase of geospatial position accuracy, the improvement of the signal to noise ratio and the ...
  • The benefits of very low earth orbit for earth observation missions 

    Crisp, Nicholas H.; Roberts, Peter C.E; Livadiotti, Sabrina; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2020-08)
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    Very low Earth orbits (VLEO), typically classified as orbits below approximately 450 km in altitude, have the potential to provide significant benefits to spacecraft over those that operate in higher altitude orbits. This ...

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