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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  • 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 ...
  • Untitled 

    Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Kumar, Sushil (2014-05-30)
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    Fluid power scientists and engineers have produced a large amount of high quality books so far, which cover a vast amount of technologies involved in this field. Names like H. Merritt, D. McCloy, H.R. Martin, W. Backe, J ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 low-dissipation finite element scheme for scale resolving simulations of turbulent flows 

    Lehmkuhl, Oriol; Houzeaux, Guillaume; Owen, Herbert; Chrysokentis, Giorgios; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María (2019-08-01)
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    The present work extends the conservative convective scheme proposed by Charnyi et al. (2017) [13], originally formulated for mixed finite elements and tested in laminar flows, to equal order finite elements. A non-incremental ...
  • 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. ...
  • A Review and Gap Analysis of Exploiting Aerodynamic Forces as a Means to Control Satellite Formation Flight 

    Traub, Constantin; Romano, F.; Binder, Tilman; García-Almiñana, Daniel; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia; Sureda Anfres, Miquel (2018)
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    Using several small, unconnected satellites flying in formation rather than a single monolithic satellite has many advantages. As an example, separate optical systems can be combined to function as a single larger (synthetic) ...
  • The EBLM project. II. A very hot, low-mass M dwarf in an eccentric and long-period, eclipsing binary system from the SuperWASP Survey 

    Gómez Maqueo Chew, Y; Morales, Juan Carlos; Faedi, F.; García Melendo, Enrique José; Hebb, L.; Rodler, Florian; Deshpande, R.; Mahadevan, S.; McCormac, J.; Barnes, R.; Triaud, A. H. M. J.; Lopez-Morales, Mercedes; Skillen, I.; Collier Cameron, A.; Joner, M. D.; Laney, C. D.; Stephens, D. C.; Stassun, K. G.; Cargile, P. A.; Montañés-Ridríguez, Pilar (EDP Sciences, 2014-12)
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    In this paper, we derive the fundamental properties of 1SWASPJ011351.29+314909.7 (J0113+31), a metal-poor (-0.40 ± 0.04 dex), eclipsing binary in an eccentric orbit (~0.3) with an orbital period of ~14.277 d. Eclipsing M ...
  • Study of commuting on-demand shared ride-hailing:first results from a case study in Barcelona 

    Gilibert Junyent, Mireia; Ribas Vila, Immaculada; Rodríguez Donaire, Silvia (Brebbia - Wessex Institut of Technology, 2019)
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    Shared ride-hailing services are discreetly emerging in cities all over the world, with the purpose of providing a transport service more flexible than the public bus and cheaper than the regular taxi. Hence, it is important ...
  • Numerical study of heat transfer from a synthetic impinging jet with a detailed model of the actuator membrane 

    Miró, Arnau; Soria Guerrero, Manel; Cajas García, Juan Carlos; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María (2019-02-02)
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    Synthetic jets are produced by the oscillatory movement of a membrane inside a cavity, causing the fluid to enter and leave through a small orifice. The present study is focused on investigating the cooling capabilities ...
  • Effect of rotor spinning transfer channel modification on fiber orientation and yarn properties 

    Lin, Huiting; Akankwasa, Nicholus Tayari; Bergadà Granyó, Josep Maria; Wang, Jun (2018-11-07)
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    The vortices are generated at the conventional transfer channel, having adverse effects on fiber configuration. In a former research, a conventional transfer channel was modified via rounding the transfer channel inlet ...
  • On the role of a centrifugal instability in the vortex-induced vibration of a two-degrees of freedom circular cylinder at moderate Reynolds numbers 

    Pastrana, Daniel; Cajas, J.C.; Lehmkuhl, Oriol; Rodríguez Pérez, Ivette María; Vázquez, Mariano; Houzeaux, Guillaume (2018)
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    In this work, the formation and role of a centrifugal instability in the VIV phenomenon at moderate Reynolds numbers are investigated for the ¿rst time. Large eddy simulations of a low mass ratio (m = 2.6) two-degree-of-freedom ...

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