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Thermal Engineering

The doctoral programme in Thermal Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) has been taught since academic year 1989-1990 due to the initiative of a group of lecturers from the Department of Heat Engines at the UPC. Their aim was to propose quality third-cycle studies, focused on deepening knowledge of basic and applied subjects that would serve as scientific and technical support in research tasks in the field of thermal mechanical engineering. See www.cttc.upc.edu http://mmt.upc.edu/?set_language=es

The goal of the programme is to provide basic training in subjects that constitute the scientific and technical support for research, development and innovation in the field of thermal mechanical engineering. The aim is also to provide operational scientific principles that enable correct resolution and a rational basis for design and construction problems in equipment for the generation, transfer and/or recovery of thermal energy from any source of industrial application. The core of knowledge is formed by thermodynamic concepts and the creation of models of heat transfer and mass phenomena.

Doctoral students gain solid training in basic subjects focused on mathematical formulation, numerical resolution and experimental validation of basic phenomena of fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer. Subjects include: natural and forced convection, turbulence modelling, combustion, two-phase gas-liquid flow, solid-liquid phase change, radiation, porous media, flow dynamics, heat transfer and computational mass (CFD and HT), and high-performance computing (parallelisation).

In addition, doctoral students are encouraged to apply these subjects to some of the social and/or industrial fields in which their development is influenced by a command of the above phenomenologies and methodologies. That is:

I. Cooling (cooling systems using vapour compression, hermetic compressors, absorption cooling systems, etc.)
II. HVAC (ventilation, heating, air conditioning, pollutant diffusion in buildings and clean rooms, etc.)
III. Active and passive solar systems (high-efficiency flat solar collectors using transparent, insulating materials, façades of glazed buildings and with ventilation channels like curtain walls, high-temperature solar ovens, etc.)
IV. Heat exchangers (double pipe, casing and pipes, evaporators, condensers, compact, cooling towers, boilers, etc.)
V. Thermal energy storage systems (for sensitive and/or latent heat using phase-change materials, etc.)
VI. Wind generators
VII. etc.

There is feedback between the teaching activities, basic and applied research activities, and technology transfer that doctoral students could be involved in during the programme.

COORDINATOR

Perez Segarra, Carlos David

CONTACT

Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree Studies Management Area
C/ Colom 11 - Terrassa Campus
Tel.: (+34) 937 398 638
E-mail: doctorat.terrassa@upc.edu

General information

Access profile

Students who come from bachelor's degree and master’s degrees in the area of engineering and physics and/or mathematics. Preferably industrial, mechanical and aeronautical bachelor's degrees and master’s degrees.

Output profile

Doctoral candidates who complete a doctoral degree will have acquired the following competencies, which are needed to carry out quality research (Royal Decree 99/2011, of 28 January, which regulates official doctoral studies):

a) A systematic understanding of the field of study and a mastery of the research skills and methods related to the field.
b) An ability to conceive, design or create, put into practice and adopt a substantial process of research or creation.
c) An ability to contribute to pushing back the frontiers of knowledge through original research.
d) A capacity for critical analysis and an ability to assess and summarise new and complex ideas.
e) An ability to communicate with the academic and scientific community and with society in general as regards their fields of knowledge in the manner and languages that are typical of the international scientific community to which they belong.
f) An ability to foster scientific, technological, social, artistic and cultural progress in academic and professional contexts within a knowledge-based society.

The award of a doctoral degree must equip the graduate for work in a variety of settings, especially those requiring creativity and innovation. Doctoral graduates must have at least acquired the personal skills needed to:

a) Develop in contexts in which there is little specific information.
b) Find the key questions that must be answered to solve a complex problem.
c) Design, create, develop and undertake original, innovative projects in their field.
d) Work as part of a team and independently in an international or multidisciplinary context.
e) Integrate knowledge, deal with complexity and make judgements with limited information.
f) Offer criticism on and intellectually defend solutions.

Finally, with respect to competencies, doctoral students must:
a) have acquired advanced knowledge at the frontier of their discipline and demonstrated, in the context of internationally recognised scientific research, a deep, detailed and well-grounded understanding of theoretical and practical issues and scientific methodology in one or more research fields;
b) have made an original and significant contribution to scientific research in their field of expertise that has been recognised as such by the international scientific community;
c) have demonstrated that they are capable of designing a research project that serves as a framework for carrying out a critical analysis and assessment of imprecise situations, in which they are able to apply their contributions, expertise and working method to synthesise new and complex ideas that yield a deeper knowledge of the research context in which they work;
d) have developed sufficient autonomy to set up, manage and lead innovative research teams and projects and scientific collaborations (both national and international) within their subject area, in multidisciplinary contexts and, where appropriate, with a substantial element of knowledge transfer;
e) have demonstrated that they are able to carry out their research activity in a socially responsible manner and with scientific integrity;
f) have demonstrated, within their specific scientific context, that they are able to make cultural, social or technological advances and promote innovation in all areas within a knowledge-based society;
g) have demonstrated that they are able to participate in scientific discussions at the international level in their field of expertise and disseminate the results of their research activity to audiences of all kinds.

Number of places

10

Duration of studies and dedication regime

Duration
The maximum period of study for full-time doctoral studies is three years, counted from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. The academic committee of the doctoral programme may authorise a doctoral candidate to pursue doctoral studies on a part-time basis. In this case, the maximum period of study is five years, counting from the date of admission to the programme to the date of submission of the doctoral thesis. For calculating these periods, the date of admission is considered to be the date of the first enrolment for tutorials, and the date of submission the moment in which the Doctoral School officially deposits the doctoral thesis.

For full-time doctoral candidates, the minimum period of study is two years, counted from the date of an applicant's admission to the programme until the date on which the doctoral thesis is deposited; for part-time doctoral candidates it is four years. When there are justified grounds for doing so, and the thesis supervisor and academic tutor have given their authorisation, doctoral candidates may request that the academic committee of their doctoral programme exempt them from the minimum period of study requirement.

The calculation of periods of study will not include periods of absence due to illness, pregnancy or any other reason provided for in the regulations in force. Students who find themselves in any of these circumstances must notify the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which, where appropriate, must inform the Doctoral School. Doctoral candidates may also temporarily withdraw from the programme for up to one year, and this period may be extended for an additional year. Doctoral candidates who wish to interrupt their studies must submit a justified request to the academic committee of the doctoral programme, which will decide whether or not to approve the request. Each programme will establish conditions for readmission to doctoral studies.

Extension
If full-time doctoral candidates have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, the academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year. In exceptional circumstances, a further one-year extension may be granted, subject to the conditions established by the corresponding doctoral programme. In the case of part-time doctoral candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

Dismissal from the doctoral programme
A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

Organization

COORDINATOR:
ACADEMIC COMMISSION OF THE PROGRAM:
STRUCTURAL UNITS:
  • Department of Heat Engines (PROMOTORA)
  • Department of Heat Engines
Specific URL of the doctoral program:


CONTACT:
Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral Degree Studies Management Area
C/ Colom 11 - Terrassa Campus
Tel.: (+34) 937 398 638
E-mail: doctorat.terrassa@upc.edu

Agreements with other institutions

Agreement between the Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Centre (CTTC) and the Institute for Mathematical Modelling of the Russian Academy of Science Moscow (IMM) to establish a framework of cooperation between both groups. The agreement is particularly relevant for the exchange of scientific knowledge and collaboration between doctoral programmes (research visits of students in both countries, research projects, visiting lecturers, etc.).

Participation in the Scientific Computing Advanced Training (SCAT) project, co-funded by the ALFA Programme of Europaid. The aim of the project is to obtain the collaboration of recognised education and research institutions in Europe and Latin America, to develop scientific computing in Latin America.

Agreement between the Heat and Mass Transfer Technological Centre (CTTC) and the Hunan Key Laboratory for Computation and Simulation in Science and Engineering (LCSSE) of Xiangtan University (XTU), China, to establish a framework of cooperation between both groups. This is particularly relevant for the exchange of scientific knowledge and collaboration between doctoral programmes (research visits of students in both countries, research projects, visiting lecturers, etc.).

Access, admission and registration

Access profile

Students who come from bachelor's degree and master’s degrees in the area of engineering and physics and/or mathematics. Preferably industrial, mechanical and aeronautical bachelor's degrees and master’s degrees.

Access requirements

Applicants must hold a Spanish bachelor’s degree or equivalent and a Spanish master’s degree or equivalent, provided they have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on the two degrees (Royal Decree 43/2015, of 2 February)

In addition, the following may apply:

  • Holders of an official degree awarded by a university in Spain or any other country in the European Higher Education Area, pursuant to the provisions of Article 16 of Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, which establishes official university course regulations, who have completed a minimum of 300 ECTS credits on official university degrees, of which at least 60 must be at the master's degree level.
  • Holders of an official Spanish bachelor’s degree comprising at least 300 credits, as provided for by EU regulations. Holder of degrees of this kind must complete bridging courses unless the curriculum of the bachelor’s degree in question included research training credits equivalent in value to those which would be earned on a master's degree.
  • Holders of an official university qualification who, having passed the entrance examination for specialised medical training, have completed at least two years of a training course leading to an official degree in a health-sciences specialisation.
  • Holders of a degree issued under a foreign education system. In these cases, homologation is not required, but the UPC must verify that the degree certifies a level of training equivalent to an official Spanish master's degree and qualifies the holder for admission to doctoral studies in the country where it was issued. Admission on this basis does not imply homologation of the foreign degree or its recognition for any purpose other than admission to doctoral studies.
  • Holders of a Spanish doctoral qualification issued under previous university regulations.
  • Note 1: Doctoral studies entrance regulations for holders of an undergraduate degree awarded before the introduction of the EHEA (CG 47/02 2014)

    Note 2: Governing Council Decision 64/2014, which approves the procedure and criteria for assessing the fulfilment of academic admission requirements for doctoral studies by holders of non-homologated foreign degrees (CG 25/03 2014)

Admission criteria and merits assessment

The natural route into the doctoral programme is via the master’s degree in Energy Engineering (specialisation in Thermal Energy) at the UPC. In this case, it is not necessary to take additional master’s degree subjects.

In general, the admission criteria are based on the academic background of applicants. Specifically, their academic record and university of origin will be assessed according to their potential tutor, associated with the subject area that is initially proposed for the thesis.

Students who come from other master's degrees must demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental subjects in the thermal field, such as: thermodynamics, fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer. Students should have certain knowledge of programming (Fortran, C, C++, etc.), although this is not essential, as specific sessions are organised for students who require assistance in this aspect. Specific knowledge of technology subjects is not required, such as heat exchangers, solar energy, energy accumulation, etc.

To facilitate the task of assessing an applicant’s academic background and suitability for the doctoral programme, and to start previous orientation, candidates should fill in some questionnaires and some exercises. These reveal more about their ability and possibility of successfully preparing a doctoral thesis.

The weighting of admission requirements is:
I. Academic record and assessment of the university of origin (75%).
II. Personal contact through questionnaires, exercises and telephone interviews (25%).

If students who are accepted on the programme need to take additional master’s degree subjects, these will not be worth over 30 credits in total.

Training complements

The academic committee for the programme may require that doctoral students pass specific bridging courses. In this case, the committee will monitor which bridging courses have been taken and establish suitable criteria to limit their duration.

To move on to the tutorial phase, students should have sound knowledge of programming, heat and mass transfer and fluid dynamics. If students lack some of this basic knowledge, they should enrol for suitable official subjects and/or attend seminars and specific tutorials in the research groups in which they will prepare the doctoral thesis.

Enrolment period for new doctoral students

The enrolment period for new doctoral students is between September and April.

More information at the registration section for new doctoral students

Enrolment period

The standard enrolment period is between September and October.

More information at the general registration section

Monitoring and evaluation of the doctoral student

Procedure for the preparation and defense of the research plan

Doctoral candidates must submit a research plan, which will be included in their doctoral student activity report, before the end of the first year. The plan may be improved over the course of the doctoral degree. It must be endorsed by the tutor and the supervisor, and it must include the method that is to be followed and the aims of the research.

At least one of these annual assessments will include a public presentation and defence of the research plan and work done before a committee composed of three doctoral degree holders, which will be conducted in the manner determined by each academic committee. The examination committee awards a Pass or Fail mark. A Pass mark is a prerequisite for continuing on the doctoral programme. Doctoral candidates awarded a Fail mark must submit a new research plan for assessment by the academic committee of the doctoral programme within six months.

The committee assesses the research plan every year, in addition to all of the other activities in the doctoral student activity report. Doctoral candidates who are awarded two consecutive Fail marks for the research plan will be obliged to definitely withdraw from the programme.

If they change the subject of their thesis, they must submit a new research plan.

Formation activities

- Activity: Tutorial.
- Hours: 288.
- Type: compulsory.

- Activity: Seminars by guest lectures.
- Hours: 80.
- Type: optional.

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Activity: Specific tutorials with guest lecturers.
- Hours: 4.
- Type: optional.

- Activity: Preparation of articles for international conferences (defined as notable according to the UPC criterion) and indexed journals.
- Hours: 250.
- Type: optional.

- Activity: Research visits.
- Hours: 480.
- Type: optional

- Activity: Training in information skills.
- Hours: 10.
- Type: optional.

- Activity: Research methodology.
- Hours: 20.
- Type: optional.

- Activity: Innovation and creativity.
- Hours: 8.
- Type: optional.

- Activity: Language and communication skills.
- Hours: 30.
- Type: optional.

- Activity: Assessment based on doctoral student activity report (DAD) and research plan.
- Hours: 4.
- Type: compulsory.


Procedure for assignment of tutor and thesis director

The academic committee of the doctoral programme assigns a thesis supervisor to each doctoral candidate when they are admitted or enrol for the first time, taking account of the thesis supervision commitment referred to in the admission decision.

The thesis supervisor will ensure that training activities carried out by the doctoral candidate are coherent and suitable, and that the topic of the candidate’s doctoral thesis will have an impact and make a novel contribution to knowledge in the relevant field. The thesis supervisor will also guide the doctoral candidate in planning the thesis and, if necessary, tailoring it to any other projects or activities undertaken. The thesis supervisor will generally be a UPC professor or researcher who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience. This includes PhD-holding staff at associated schools (as determined by the Governing Council) and UPC-affiliated research institutes (in accordance with corresponding collaboration and affiliation agreements). When thesis supervisors are UPC staff members, they also act as the doctoral candidate’s tutor.

PhD holders who do not meet these criteria (as a result of their contractual relationship or the nature of the institution to which they are attached) must be approved by the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee in order to participate in a doctoral programme as researchers with documented research experience.

The academic committee of the doctoral programme may approve the appointment of a PhD-holding expert who is not a UPC staff member as a candidate’s thesis supervisor. In such cases, the prior authorisation of the UPC Doctoral School's Standing Committee is required. A UPC staff member who holds a doctoral degree and has documented research experience must also be proposed to act as a co-supervisor, or as the doctoral candidate’s tutor if one has not been assigned.

A thesis supervisor may step down from this role if there are justified reasons (recognised as valid by the committee) for doing so. If this occurs, the academic committee of the doctoral programme will assign the doctoral candidate a new thesis supervisor.

Provided there are justified reasons for doing so, and after hearing any relevant input from the doctoral candidate, the academic committee of the doctoral programme may assign a new thesis supervisor at any time during the period of doctoral study.

If there are academic reasons for doing so (an interdisciplinary topic, joint or international programmes, etc.) and the academic committee of the programme gives its approval, an additional thesis supervisor may be assigned. Supervisors and co-supervisors have the same responsibilities and academic recognition.

The maximum number of supervisors of a doctoral thesis is two: a supervisor and a co-supervisor.

For theses carried out under a cotutelle agreement or as part of an Industrial Doctorate, if necessary and if the agreement foresees it this maximum number of supervisors may not apply. This notwithstanding, the maximum number of supervisors belonging to the UPC is two.

More information at the PhD theses section

Permanence

The academic committee of the programme may authorise an extension of up to one year for full-time doctoral candidates who have not applied to deposit their thesis by the end of the three-year period of study, in the terms outlined in the Academic Regulations for Doctoral Studies of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. In the case of part-time candidates, an extension of two years may be authorised. In both cases, in exceptional circumstances a further one-year extension may be granted by the Doctoral School's Standing Committee, upon the submission of a reasoned application by the academic committee of the doctoral programme.

A doctoral candidate may be dismissed from a doctoral programme for the following reasons:

  • The doctoral candidate submitting a justified application to withdraw from the programme.
  • The maximum period of study and of extensions thereof ending.
  • The doctoral candidate not having enrolled every academic year (unless he or she has been authorised to temporarily withdraw).
  • The doctoral candidate failing two consecutive assessments.
  • The doctoral candidate having disciplinary proceedings filed against him or her that rule that he or she must be dismissed from the UPC.

Dismissal from the programme implies that doctoral candidates cannot continue studying at the UPC and the closing of their academic record. This notwithstanding, they may apply to the academic committee of the programme for readmission and the committee must reevaluate them in accordance with the criteria established in the regulations.

International Mention

The doctoral degree certificate may include International Doctorate mention. In this case, the doctoral candidate must meet the following requirements:

a) During the period of study leading to the award of the doctoral degree, the doctoral candidate must have spent at least three months at a respected higher education institution or research centre outside Spain to complete courses or do research work. The stays and activities carried out must be endorsed by the thesis supervisor and authorised by the academic committee of the programme. The candidate must provide a certifying document issued by the person responsible for the research group of the body or bodies where the stay or activity was completed. This information will be added to the doctoral student’s activity report.
b) Part of the thesis (at least the summary and conclusions) must be written and presented in one of the languages commonly used for science communication in the relevant field of knowledge, which must not be an official language of Spain. This rule does not apply to stays and reports in Spanish or to experts from Spanish-speaking countries.
c) At least two PhD-holding experts belonging to a higher education institution or research centre outside Spain must have issued officially certified reports on the thesis.
d) The thesis examination committee must have included at least one PhD-holding expert from a higher education or research institution outside Spain who was not responsible for the candidate’s stay abroad (point a) above).
e) The thesis defence must have taken place on UPC premises or, in the case of joint programmes, at the location specified in the collaboration agreement.

Learning resources

Research groups that organise and teach the doctoral programme carry out intense activity that leads to technology transfer in Spain and internationally. In recent years, the average revenue for research and technology transfer concepts has been above 1 million euros/year. Most of these resources have been allocated to training and recruitment of doctoral and postdoctoral students and to the adaptation of experimental and numerical infrastructure so that students can satisfactorily carry out their activities.

Facilities for the doctoral programme:

In addition to the staff resources that are assigned to the programme, there is significant material infrastructure for doctoral students.

The first is the computational infrastructure JFF HPC, which consists of a cluster of parallel computers with two processors per node, four cores per processor (a total of 8 cores per node) and 16 GB of RAM. Infiniband connection network with latencies in the order of 2.25 microseconds, so that the number of nodes can be scaled up considerably with four cabinets (each one can incorporate 32 nodes of height 1U). Currently, there are over 1,000 cores.

The available experimental infrastructure is comprised of a set of specific facilities for testing thermal systems or equipment and with a high level of instrumentation for the acquisition, control and regulation of the units. We highlight:

• Solar cell for testing solar collectors and multifunctional ventilated façades.
• Set-up to test vapour compression refrigerating systems in general and specially hermetically-sealed compressors.
• Set-up to test absorption cooling systems.
• Environmental chamber to test heat exchangers and ventilation systems.
• Set-up to test energy storage systems.

Both the experimental and numerical infrastructure are essential to carry out doctoral theses, as most use a combination of numerical simulation and experimentation to validate the mathematical formulae that have been implemented.

Doctoral Theses

List of authorized thesis for defense

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List of lodged theses

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List of defended theses by year

  • VALLE MARCHANTE, NICOLÁS: On the development of Direct Numerical Simulations for falling films
    Author: VALLE MARCHANTE, NICOLÁS
    Thesis link: http://hdl.handle.net/10803/671507
    Programme: DOCTORAL DEGREE IN THERMAL ENGINEERING
    Department: Department of Heat Engines (MMT)
    Mode: Normal
    Reading date: 07/01/2021
    Thesis director: CASTRO GONZALEZ, JESUS | OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO

    Committee:
         PRESIDENT: PEREZ SEGARRA, CARLOS DAVID
         SECRETARI: RIGOLA SERRANO, JOAQUIM
         VOCAL: VELDMAN, ARTHUR E.P.
         VOCAL: REY MARTÍNEZ, FRANCISCO JAVIER
         VOCAL: KLEIN, MARKUS
    Thesis abstract: Multiphase flows present a rich variety of physical instabilities, which may turn into a set of interesting techonological features. In the particular case of vertical fallings films, these features provide with short residence times, good heat transfer coefficients and low pressure drop, which make them good candidates for the heat and mass transfer demands of absorption chillers, amid many other thermal and chemical applications.The adoption of a discrete vector calculus approach for the numerical treatment of such flows present with two synergistic advantages: on the one side, the deployment of numerical methods into massive supercomputing systems is favourished while, on the the other hand, the mathematical properties of the resulting algorithms can be conveniently revealed.Similarly to the symmtery-preserving ideas in place for the Direct Numerical Simulation of single phase turbulent flows, and equipped with the aforementioned mathematical machinery, a novel physics-compatible discretization for the numerical computation of multiphase flows is presented which, similarly to its single phase counterpart, preserves energy at the discrete level.The new method introduces the first variation of area in the context of a the Conservative Level Set method to match the kinetic energy contribution due to the capillary forces with the potential energy variation due to the interface deformation. This requires for the reormulation of the high ressolution scheme used for the transport of the marker function from an algebraic perspective, which ultimatelly yields to the design of a novel curvature interpolator. In addition, the adoption of a consistent mass and momentum discretization is presented in terms of the aforementioned algebraic approach, resulting in the anounced energy-preserving level set method.

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Theses related publications

AUTHOR:VALLE MARCHANTE, NICOLÁS
Title:On the development of Direct Numerical Simulations for falling films
Reading date:07/01/2021
Director:CASTRO GONZALEZ, JESUS
Co-director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Valle, N. (2018). Numerical simulation of falling films.

Valle, N.; Trias, F. X.; Castro, J. (2020). An energy-preserving level set method for multiphase flows. - Journal of computational physics, ISSN: 0021-9991 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 2.845; Quartil: Q1)

Valle, N.; Trias, F. X.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2018). A Projected Ghost Fluid Method for a mimetic approach for extreme contrast interfaces in multiphase flows.

Valle, N.; Alvarez, X.; Trias, F. X.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2018). Algebraic implementation of a flux limiter for heterogeneous computing.

Alvarez, X.; Valle, N.; Gorobets, A.; Trias, F. X. (2018). Implementation of a flux-limiter into a fully-portable, algebra-based framework for heterogeneous computing.

Valle, N.; Trias, F. X.; Castro, J. (2019). On the conservation of energy for interface-capturing techniques for multiphase flows. Application to falling films..

AUTHOR:PONT VILCHEZ, ARNAU
Title:A new grey area mitigation technique for DES. Theory and assessment.
Reading date:17/12/2020
Director:TRIAS MIQUEL, FRANCESC XAVIER
Co-director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pont, A.; Lopez, J.; Rigola, J.; Perez, C. (2017). Numerical dynamic analysis of reciprocating compressor mechanism. Parametric studies for optimization purposes. - Tribology international, ISSN: 0301-679X (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.246; Quartil: Q1)

Pont, A.; Trias, F. X.; Gorobets, A.; Oliva, A. (2019). Direct numerical simulation of backward-facing step flow at Ret = 395 and expansion ratio 2. - Journal of fluid mechanics, ISSN: 0022-1120 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.354; Quartil: Q1)

Pont, A.; Trias, F. X.; Oliva, A. (2018). DNS of a Backward-Facing Step at high Reynolds number. Towards a better understanding of RANS-LES transition in DES models.

Pont, A.; Trias, F. X.; Duben, A.; Revell, A.; Oliva, A. (2019). Improving DES capabilities for predicting Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilities. Comparison with a backward-facing step DNS..

Pont, A.; Santos, D.; Trias, F. X.; Duben, A.; Revell, A.; Oliva, A. (2019). Assessment of LES techniques for mitigating the Grey Area in DDES models.

Pont, A.; Trias, F. X.; Revell, A.; Oliva, A. (2020). Assessment and comparison of a recent kinematic sensitive subgrid length scale in Hybrid RANS-LES.

AUTHOR:AMANI, AHMAD
Title:Numerical Simulation of newtonian/non-Newtonian Multiphase Flows: Deformation and Collision of Droplets
Reading date:24/07/2019
Director:BALCÁZAR ARCINIEGA, NÉSTOR VINICIO
Co-director:TRIAS MIQUEL, FRANCESC XAVIER
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Amani, A. (2018). Numerical Simulation of non-Newtonian Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems.

Gutierrez, E.; Favre, F.; Balcázar, N.; Amani, A.; Rigola, J. (2018). Numerical approach to study bubbles and drops evolving through complex geometries by using a level set – Moving mesh – Immersed boundary method. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 8.355; Quartil: Q1)

Naseri, A.; Gonzalez, I.; Amani, A.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2019). A second-order time accurate semi-implicit method for fluid–structure interaction problems. - Journal of fluids and structures, ISSN: 0889-9746 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.84; Quartil: Q2)

Amani, A.; Balcázar, N.; Gutierrez, E.; Oliva, A. (2019). Numerical study of binary droplets collision in the main collision regimes. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 10.652; Quartil: Q1)

Amani, A.; Balcázar, N.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2019). Numerical study of droplet deformation in shear flow using a conservative level-set method. - Chemical engineering science, ISSN: 0009-2509 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.871; Quartil: Q1)

Amani, A.; Balcázar, N.; Naseri, A.; Rigola, J. (2020). A numerical approach for non-Newtonian two-phase flows using a conservative level-set method. - Chemical engineering journal, ISSN: 1385-8947 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 8.355; Quartil: Q1)

Naseri, A.; Gonzalez, I.; Amani, A.; Perez, C. (2018). Second-Order Semi-Implicit Partitioned Method for Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems.

Amani, A.; Balcázar, N.; Naseri, A.; Oliva, A. (2018). A Study of binary collision of GNF droplets using a conservative level-set method.

Amani, A.; Naseri, A.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2018). A method for fluid-structure interaction problems with non-Newtonian fluid.

Amani, A.; Balcázar, N.; Gutierrez, E.; Oliva, A. (2019). DNS of un-equal size droplets collision using a moving-mesh/level-set method.

AUTHOR:FARNÓS BAULENAS, JOAN
Title:Development of a prototype demonstration of a direct air-cooled LiBr-H2O absorption cooling machine
Reading date:24/07/2019
Director:CASTRO GONZALEZ, JESUS
Co-director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Garcia , E.; Castro, J.; Farnós, J.; Oliet, C. (2019). Numerical and experimental study of absorption of H2O vapor in wavy falling film of LiBr aqueous solution in vertical tubes and in presence of non-absorbables. - International journal of refrigeration / Revue internationale du froid, ISSN: 0140-7007 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 3.461; Quartil: Q1)

Farnós, J.; Castro, J.; Papakokkinos, G.; Morales Ruiz, S.; Oliva, A. (2017). Dynamic modelling of an air-cooled LiBr-H2O absorption chiller based on heat and mass transfer empirical correlations.

Papakokkinos, G.; Bartrons, E.; Farnós, J.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2017). A computational model based on parallelizable unstructured meshes for the simulation of the conjugate phenomena in the adsorption reactor.

Papakokkinos, G.; Capdevila, R.; Farnós, J.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2017). An integrated simulation tool for solar adsorption chillers and buildings - Control strategy for a solar cooled office in Barcelona.

Farnós, J.; Castro, J.; Papakokkinos, G.; Oliva, A. (2017). Towards industrialization of a small capacity direct air-cooled LiBr-Water absorption chiller.

Farnós, J.; Papakokkinos, G.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2017). Dynamic simulation of an air-cooled LiBr-H2O absorption chiller based on heat and mass transfer coefficients.

Farnós, J.; Castro, J.; Papakokkinos, G.; Oliva, A. (2017). Control strategy approach based on the operational results of a small capacity direct air -cooled LiBr -Water absorption chiller.

Guadamud, E.; Chiva, J.; Colomer, G.; Farnós, J.; Al Mers, A.; Rigola, J.; Perez, C. (2017). Development of a high accurate numerical platform for the thermal and optical optimization of linear Fresnel receivers.

AUTHOR:NASERI, ALIREZA
Title:Developing numerical methods for fully-coupled nonlinear fluid-structure interaction problems
Reading date:22/07/2019
Director:PEREZ SEGARRA, CARLOS DAVID
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Naseri, A.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Gonzalez, I.; Bartrons, E.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2018). A semi-implicit coupling technique for fluid–structure interaction problems with strong added-mass effect. - Journal of fluids and structures, ISSN: 0889-9746 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.07; Quartil: Q1)

Bartrons, E.; Oliet, C.; Gutierrez, E.; Naseri, A.; Perez, C. (2018). A finite volume method to solve the frost growth using dynamic meshes. - International journal of heat and mass transfer, ISSN: 0017-9310 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 4.346; Quartil: Q1)

Naseri, A.; Sammak, S.; Boroomand, M.; Alihosseini, A.; Tousi, A. M. (2018). Experimental investigation of inlet distortion effect on performance of a micro gas turbine. - Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power. Transactions of the ASME, ISSN: 0742-4795 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 1.653; Quartil: Q3)

Naseri, A.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Gonzalez, I.; Oliva, A. (2016). Partitioned semi-implicit methods for simulation of biomechanical fluid-structure interaction problems.

Gonzalez, I.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Naseri, A.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2016). Fluid-structure interaction of a reed type valve.

Naseri, A.; Gonzalez, I.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2017). Using source terms to enhance convergence of strongly coupled partitioned methods for fluid-structure interaction problems.

Gonzalez, I.; Naseri, A.; Rigola, J.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2017). A fluid-structure interaction solver for the fluid flow through reed type valves.

Gonzalez, I.; Naseri, A.; Chiva, J.; Rigola, J.; Perez, C. (2018). An enhanced finite volume based solver for thermoelastic materials in fluid-structure coupled problems.

Oliet, C.; Naseri, A.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A.; Mullen, D.; McKay, C.; Hoell, K.; Preishuber-Pfluegl , F.; Migneau, M. (2019). Development of Innovative Heat Sinks for Power Electronics Cooling within the More Electrical Aircraft.

Gonzalez, I.; Naseri, A.; Rigola, J.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2019). Detailed prediction of fluid-solid coupled phenomena of turbulent flow through reed valves.

AUTHOR:CALAFELL SANDIUMENGE, JOAN
Title:Efficient wall modeling for large eddy simulations of general non-equilibrium wall-bounded flows
Reading date:05/07/2019
Director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Co-director:TRIAS MIQUEL, FRANCESC XAVIER
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Aljure, D.E.; Calafell, J.; Baez, A.; Oliva, A. (2018). Flow over a realistic car model: wall modeled large eddy simulations assessment and unsteady effects. - Journal of wind engineering and industrial aerodynamics, ISSN: 0167-6105 (JCR Impact Factor-2018: 3.01; Quartil: Q1)

Volkov, D.; Calafell, J. (2019). A stochastic approach to reconstruction of faults in elastic half space. - Inverse Problems and Imaging, ISSN: 1930-8337 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 1.373; Quartil: Q2)

Calafell, J.; Trias, F. X.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Oliva, A. (2019). A time-average filtering technique to improve the efficiency of two-layer wall models for large eddy simulation in complex geometries. - Computers and fluids, ISSN: 0045-7930 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.399; Quartil: Q2)

Calafell, J.; Trias, F. X.; Oliva, A. (2018). An efficient two-layer wall model for high Reynolds number large eddy simulation.

Calafell, J.; Trias, F. X.; Oliva, A. (2019). An efficient Two-Layer wall model for accurate numerical simulations of aeronautical applications.

AUTHOR:PEDRO COSTA, JUAN BAUTISTA
Title:On the Numerical Simulation of Compressible Flows
Reading date:23/05/2019
Director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Pedro, J.; Baez, A.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2016). On the extension of LES methods from incompressible to compressible turbulent flows with application to turbulent channel flow.

AUTHOR:GONZÁLEZ ACEDO, IGNACIO
Title:Development of a finite volume method for elastic materials and fluid-solid coupled applications
Reading date:12/04/2019
Director:PEREZ SEGARRA, CARLOS DAVID
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Perez, C.; Gonzalez, I.; Torras, S.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2016). Advanced analysis of thermal energy storage in CSP plants.

Gonzalez, I. (2015). Resolución de fenomenologías de interacción fluido-estructura con determinación de velocidades, temperatura y deformación.

Gonzalez, I.; Perez, C.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Torras, S.; Oliva, A. (2016). Thermo-mechanical parametric analysis of packed-bed thermocline energy storage tanks. - Applied energy, ISSN: 0306-2619 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 7.182; Quartil: Q1)

Gonzalez, I.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2015). Dynamic thermoelastic analysis of thermocline-like storage tanks.

Guadamud, E.; Oliva, A.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Rodriguez, I.; Gonzalez, I. (2015). Thermal analysis of a receiver for Linear Fresnel reflectors.

AUTHOR:ANTEPARA ZAMBRANO, OSCAR LUÍS
Title:Adaptive mesh refinement method for CFD applications
Reading date:10/01/2019
Director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Co-director:BALCÁZAR ARCINIEGA, NÉSTOR VINICIO
Co-director:COLOMER REY, GUILLEM
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Schillaci, E.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Antepara, O.; Oliva, A. (2016). Direct numerical simulation of multiphase flows with unstable interfaces. - Journal of physics: conference series, ISSN: 1742-6588 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.24; Quartil: Q3)

Schillaci, E.; Jofre, L.; Balcazar, N.; Antepara, O.; Oliva, A. (2017). A low-dissipation convection scheme for the stable discretization of turbulent interfacial flow. - Computers and fluids, ISSN: 0045-7930 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.221; Quartil: Q2)

Schillaci, E.; Favre, F.; Antepara, O.; Balcazar, N.; Oliva, A. (2018). Numerical study of an impulse wave generated by a sliding mass. - International journal of computational methods and experimental measurements, ISSN: 2046-0554

Schillaci, E.; Antepara, O.; Balcázar, N.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2019). A numerical study of liquid atomization regimes by means of conservative level-set simulations. - Computers and fluids, ISSN: 0045-7930 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.399; Quartil: Q2)

Favre, F.; Antepara, O.; Oliet, C.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C. (2019). An immersed boundary method to conjugate heat transfer problems in complex geometries. Application to an automotive antenna. - Applied thermal engineering, ISSN: 1359-4311 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.725; Quartil: Q1)

Antepara, O.; Balcázar, N.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2019). Numerical study of rising bubbles with path instability using conservative level-set and adaptive mesh refinement. - Computers and fluids, ISSN: 0045-7930 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 2.399; Quartil: Q2)

Balcázar, N.; Antepara, O.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2019). A level-set model for mass transfer in bubbly flows. - International journal of heat and mass transfer, ISSN: 0017-9310 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.947; Quartil: Q1)

Antepara, O.; Balcázar, N.; Oliva, A. (2017). A comparative study of interface capturing methods with AMR for incompressible two-phase flows.

Balcázar, N.; Antepara, O.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2017). DNS of thermocapillary-driven motion of deformable droplets.

Balcázar, N.; Antepara, O.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2018). A level-set method for mass transfer in bubble swarms.

Antepara, O.; Balcázar, N.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2018). Direct numerical simulation of rising bubble with path instability.

Balcázar, N.; Antepara, O.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2018). A level-set method for interfacial heat or mass transfer in two-phase flows.

Antepara, O.; Balcázar, N.; Castro, J.; Oliva, A. (2018). DNS of rising bubble with path instability.

Balcázar, N.; Antepara, O.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2019). DNS of Thermocapillary Migration of Deformable Droplets.

Balcázar, N.; Antepara, O.; Rigola, J.; Oliva, A. (2019). DNS of drag-force and reactive mass transfer in gravity-driven bubbly flows.

AUTHOR:BÁEZ VIDAL, ALEIX
Title:Filtering in the Numerical Simulation of Turbulent Compressible Flow with Sysmmetry Preserving Discretizations
Reading date:10/01/2019
Director:PEREZ SEGARRA, CARLOS DAVID
Co-director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Altimira Marfà, Joan (2018). Disseny hidrodinàmic de hidrofoils per embarcacions esportives lleugeres a rem.

Perez Hernandez, Sergi (2019). Diseño de una práctica educativa para el taller mecánico de ESEIAAT, a partir de la revalorización de un residuo para obtener una pieza funcional final..

Miquel Rovira, Pau (2019). Disseny d'una estació de treball d'un procés de moldeig de preformes PET.

Gonzalez Badia, Daniel (2019). Disseny d'un banc de proves per calibrar vàlvules de seguretat.

Bernad Serra, Pol (2019). Projecte de Disseny i Construcció d’un Hydrofoil..

AUTHOR:BARTRONS CASADEMONT, EDUARD
Title:NUMERICAL SIMULATION OF FROST GROWTH AND DENSIFICATION USING DEFORMABLE AND STATIC GRIDS
Reading date:05/10/2018
Director:PEREZ SEGARRA, CARLOS DAVID
Co-director:GALIONE KLOT, PEDRO ANDRÉS
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
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Gutierrez, E.; Balcazar, N.; Bartrons, E.; Rigola, J. (2017). Numerical study of Taylor bubbles rising in a stagnant liquid using a level-set/moving-mesh method. - Chemical engineering science, ISSN: 0009-2509 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.306; Quartil: Q1)

Bartrons, E.; Galione, P.; Perez, C. (2019). Fixed grid numerical modelling of frost growth and densification. - International journal of heat and mass transfer, ISSN: 0017-9310 (JCR Impact Factor-2019: 4.947; Quartil: Q1)

Bartrons, E.; Perez, C.; Oliet, C. (2016). Frost formation: optimizing solutions under a finite volume approach.

Bartrons, E.; Galione, P.; Papakokkinos, G.; Perez, C. (2017). Fixed-grid numerical modeling of frost formation.

AUTHOR:GUTIÉRREZ ÁLVAREZ, ENRIQUE
Title:Numerical simulation of bubbles and drops in complex geometries by using dynamic meshes
Reading date:17/07/2018
Director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Co-director:BALCÁZAR ARCINIEGA, NÉSTOR VINICIO
Mention:Mention de Doctor Internacional
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Gutierrez, E.; Balcazar, N.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Oliva, A. (2016). On the solution of the full three-dimensional Taylor bubble problem by using a coupled Conservative Level Set - Moving Mesh method.

AUTHOR:MUELA CASTRO, JORDI
Title:Modelling and numerical simulation of combustion and multi-phase flows using finite volume methods on unstructured meshes
Reading date:11/04/2018
Director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Co-director:PEREZ SEGARRA, CARLOS DAVID
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Muela, J. (2014). Simulació numèrica i validació de fenòmens de transferència de calor i massa.

Muela, J.; Martinez, D.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2016). New parallel method for adjacent disconnected unstructured 3D meshes. - International journal of computational fluid dynamics, ISSN: 1061-8562 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 0.938; Quartil: Q4)

Ventosa-Molina, J.; Chiva, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Muela, J.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2016). Numerical analysis of conservative unstructured discretisations for low Mach flows. - International journal for numerical methods in fluids, ISSN: 1097-0363 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 1.398; Quartil: Q1)

Koullapis, P.; Kassinos, S.; Muela, J.; Perez, C.; Rigola, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Cui, Y.; Sommerfeld, M.; Elcner, J.; Jicha, M.; Saveljic, I.; Filipovic, N.; Lizal, F.; Nicolaou, L. (2017). Regional aerosol deposition in the human airways: the SimInhale benchmark case and a critical assessment of in silico methods. - European journal of pharmaceutical sciences, ISSN: 0928-0987 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 3.466; Quartil: Q2)

Muela, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Oliva, A.; Ventosa-Molina, J. (2013). Large eddy simulation of hydrogen autoignition in a preheated turbulent co-flow.

Muela, J.; Ventosa-Molina, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2013). Large eddy simulation of a turbulent jet diffusion flame using unstructured meshes.

Muela, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Ventosa-Molina, J.; Oliva, A. (2013). Study of the autoignition of a hydrogen jet in a turbulent co-flow of heated air using LES modelling.

Muela, J.; Borrell, R.; Ventosa, J.; Jofre, L.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Oliva, A. (2014). An efficient parallelization method for the evaluation of chemical reaction rates.

Muela, J.; Ventosa, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2014). Large Eddy Simulation of evaporating spray using unstructured meshing.

Ventosa-Molina, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Muela, J.; Oliva, A. (2015). Comparative study of subfilter scalar dissipation rate and mixture fraction variance models.

Muela, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2016). A new statistical model for subgrid dispersion in large eddy simulations of particle-laden flows.

Muela, J.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Oliva, A. (2018). Study of stochastic models for subgrid dispersion in Lagrangian-Eulerian formulation.

AUTHOR:SCHILLACI, EUGENIO
Title:DNS of multiphase flows: study of atomization and free-surface phenomena
Reading date:11/12/2017
Tutor/a:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Director:RIGOLA SERRANO, JOAQUIM
Co-director:BALCÁZAR ARCINIEGA, NÉSTOR VINICIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Schillaci, E. (2015). Modelizacion numérica de fenómenos de transferencia de calor y masa, y dinamica de fluidos para aplicaciones físicas complejas tal como fenómenos bifásicos.

Schillaci, E.; Jofre, L.; Balcazar, N.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Oliva, A. (2016). A level-set aided single-phase model for the numerical simulation of free-surface flow on unstructured meshes. - Computers and fluids, ISSN: 0045-7930 (JCR Impact Factor-2016: 2.313; Quartil: Q1)

Schillaci, E.; Balcazar, N.; Jofre, L.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Castro, J. (2014). A free surface model for the numerical simulation of oscillating water column systems.

Schillaci, E.; Antepara, O.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Balcazar, N.; Oliva, A. (2015). Effectiveness of adaptive mesh refinement strategies in the DNS of multiphase flows.

AUTHOR:ALJURE OSORIO, DAVID EDUARDO
Title:Aerodynamic analysis of complex geometries using CFD
Reading date:02/06/2017
Director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Aljure, D.E. (2015). Computer Fluid Dynamics: Aerodynamics.

Aljure, D.E. (2016). Turbulent flow modelling and solutions..

Aljure, D.E.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Rodriguez, I.; Oliva, A. (2014). Flow and turbulent structures around simplified car models. - Computers and fluids, ISSN: 0045-7930 (JCR Impact Factor-2014: 1.619; Quartil: Q2)

Aljure, D.E.; Rodriguez, I.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2015). Influence of rotation on the flow over a cylinder at Re=5000. - International journal of heat and fluid flow, ISSN: 0142-727X (JCR Impact Factor-2015: 1.737; Quartil: Q2)

Aljure, D.E.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Rodriguez, I.; Oliva, A. (2017). Three dimensionality in the wake of the flow around a circular cylinder at Reynolds number 5000. - Computers and fluids, ISSN: 0045-7930 (JCR Impact Factor-2017: 2.221; Quartil: Q2)

Aljure, D.E.; Rodriguez, I.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2014). Aerodynamic fluctuating forces on a rotating cylinder.

Aljure, D.E.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Martinez, D.; Favre, F.; Oliva, A. (2014). On the IBM approximation for the wheel aerodynamic simulation.

Aljure, D.E.; Rodriguez, I.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2014). Influence of rotation on the flow over cylinder at RE=5000.

Rigola, J.; Aljure, D.E.; Lehmkuhl, O.; Perez, C.; Oliva, A. (2015). Numerical analysis of the turbulent fluid flow through valves. Geometrical aspects influence at different positions.

AUTHOR:MARTÍNEZ VALDIVIESO, DANIEL
Title:TOWARDS A VIRTUAL PLATFORM FOR AERODYNAMIC DESIGN, PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT AND OPTIMIZATION OF HORIZONTAL AXIS WIND TURBINES
Reading date:31/03/2017
Director:OLIVA LLENA, ASENSIO
Co-director:PEREZ SEGARRA, CARLOS DAVID
Mention:No
RELATED PUBLICATIONS
Martinez, D. (2014). Simulació numèrica de fluxes turbulents. Aplicacions Eòliques.

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01/01/201531/12/2017MAT2014-53706-C3-3-R Nuevos termoestables multifucionales obtenidos mediante curado dualMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Nuevos termoestables multifuncionales obtenidos mediante curado dualMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Desarrollo de códigos y algoritmos paralelos de altas prestaciones para la mejora de la eficiencia en los sectores, eólico, solartérmico y edificación.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2015Optimización aerodinamica de la cabeza del rotorMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201530/06/2016Desarrollo de librerias MODELICA para ECS y ariquitecturas de gestion térmicaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/07/2016TECCIT15-1-0010: Pla d'Actuació 2015 CTTCACC10
01/01/201531/12/2018SIROCCO.EIT/KIC InnoEnergy/FPA/1EUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/201531/12/2017Nuevos Termoestables Multifuncionales Obtenidos Mediante Curado DualMinisterio Economia y Competitividad

Teaching staff and research groups

Research groups

UPC groups:External groups:

Thermodynamics and Physical Chemistry Group (TERFIQ)

Development Cooperation and Human Development Research Group (GRECDH)


Research projects

START DATEEND DATEACTIVITYFINANCING ENTITY
19/02/202019/02/2023Development of new highly-portable linear solvers for CFDAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/02/202031/01/2023Cogeneración económica mediante luz solar eficientemente concentradaAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/202031/12/2020Real-time pollution City mAp thRough cOLlaborative sensIng aNd AnalysisEUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
18/09/201918/09/2019Sistema de extrusión para una impresora 3D
02/08/201902/12/2019Estudi experimental en les instal·lacions de subministrament de cervesa de barrilDAMM, S.A.
01/07/201930/06/2022001-P-001722_Fusió a Catalunya (Fusion Cat)GENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/03/201928/02/2022Desenvolupament d'una bomba de calor d'absorció refrigerada directament per aire amb aigua com fluid de treball. Simulacions de les fenomenologies, validació i verificació.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201928/02/2020Trabajo de campo para la caracterización de proyectos híbridos existentes de biomasa y energía solar fotovoltaica en Tanzania: un análisis técnico-económico para la implementación de la tecnología en GhanaCentre de Cooperació per al Desenvolupament , UPC
01/01/201931/12/2021Control y gestión de energía en vehículos eléctricos híbridos con pilas de combustibleAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001643 Agrupació emergent Looming FactoryGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/01/201931/12/2021001-P-001646_BASE 3DGENCAT - DEPT. D'EMPRESA I OCUPACIO
01/11/201831/10/2020A New proTection devIce for FODCommission of European Communities
01/07/201801/07/2023SOFTWARE DISSENY CORTINES D'AIREAIRTECN. MOTORS VENTIL., S.L.
01/04/201830/03/2021Mapeo,consolidación y diseminación de las Key enabling Technologies (KETS) para el sector de la construcción en el espacio SUDOECommission of European Communities
08/01/201830/06/2018Scientific and technical assessment in the design of a desalination plant using renewablesAQUA.ABIB WATER SOLUTIONS S.L.
01/01/201831/12/2020Algoritmos NUMéricos avanzados para la mejora de la eficiencia energética en los sectores Eólico y SOLar-térmico: desarrollo/adaptación a nuevas arquitecturas computacionalesAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2020Materiales termoestables avanzados obtenidos mediante metodologia clickAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/01/201831/12/2018Estudio sobre los datos reales de los principales fabricantes de motores marinos para potencias comprendidas entre los 5 cv y los 1000 cv en motores de propulsión de barcos de pesca.Govern de les Illes Balears
01/01/201831/12/2020Actualización y ampliación del ordenador paralelo del campus de Terrassa de la UPCAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/12/201716/04/2018Estudio sobre la operativa de la flota de taxis de Sant Josep sa Talaia durante un mes de temporada baja.Servicios Técnicos de Ingeniería Medio Ambiente y Territorio S.L.P.
01/09/201731/08/2020MULTIivariable Environmental Control SystemCommission of European Communities
01/07/201729/06/2020Producción industrial mejorada mediante la optimización energética de los procesos productivosACC10
30/06/201731/12/2019DESARROLLO DE PRODUCTOS ALIMENTARIOS Y SISTEMAS TECNOLÓGICOS PARA UNA IMPRESORA 3D DE ALIMENTOS2 Vegan Natural Machines, S.L.
01/06/201731/05/2020INNOVATIVE COOLING SYSTEM FOR EMBEDDED POWER ELECTRONICSCommission of European Communities
01/01/201731/12/2017Antifire mistAGENCIA ESTATAL DE INVESTIGACION
01/11/201628/02/2017Flow over a realistic car model: Turbulence structures and wheel rotation effects (Cont)RES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/11/201601/03/2017DNS of 3D turbulent sprays with the aid of adaptive mesh refinement and low dissipative advective schemesBarcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
10/08/201614/09/2016R&D Technological Consulting Services to HPHEWLETT-PACKARD ESPAÑOLA, S.L.
01/07/201631/10/2016FI-2016-2-0027: Flow over a realistic car model: Turbulence structures and wheel rotation effectsRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/07/201604/11/2016Direct Numerical Simulation of turbulent atomizing two-phase jets with an adaptive mesh refinement strategyBarcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación
14/03/201613/03/2017SANDGRAIN – UnderStANDing the effects of wall-surface rouGhness on the flow past ciRculAr cylINdersPartnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
01/03/201628/02/2019Desarrollo de algoritmos avanzados para la optimización de simulaciones numéricas en el ámbito del CFD&HTAGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201628/02/2019Development of fluid dynamic issues in a general purpose parallel computat code. Application ot multiphase flows.AGAUR. Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca
01/03/201628/02/2019MALETComunitat Europea
01/01/201631/12/2018Modelización multiescala y simulación numérica directa de flujos multifásicos gas líquido en burbujas, películas y esprays.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
19/11/201518/08/2016Seminari de bioenergia per a la Universidad de Tànger - Azimut 360AZIMUT 360, SCCL
19/11/201518/08/2016Traducció per seminari de bioenergia per a la Universitat de Tànger - Azimut 360AZIMUT 360, SCCL
18/09/201531/12/2015Estudi refredament receptor ràdio incrustat en el sostre de l'automòbilADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE ANTENNAS, S.L.
01/09/201531/12/2015Car Cabin Climatisation ProjectVOLKSWAGEN AG
06/05/201511/06/2016Análisis detalldo y optimización del proceso de enfriamiento de alambrones de cobreLA FARGA ROD, S.L.
17/04/201517/04/2015Composición para el entrecruzamiento de una amina con un compuesto vinílico alfa,beta-conjugado a un grupo carbonilo de éster y posterior polimerización del compuesto vinílico y procedimientos correspondientes
01/04/201531/07/2018Securing future-proof environmentally compatible bioenergy chainsCommission of European Communities
01/04/201531/03/2018H2020-646457-SECURECHAIN - SECURING FUTURE-PROOF ENVIRONMENTALLY COMPATIBLE BIOENERGY CHAINSEuropean Commission
10/03/201509/03/2016PRACE 10th CALL: Direct Numerical Simulation of Gravity-Driven Bubbly FlowsBarcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación; Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe (PRACE)
01/03/201530/06/2015Direct Numerical Simulations of Compressible Turbulent Flows at Moderate Reynolds Numbers: Compressible Flow around a NACA0012 airfoil with incidenceRES - Red Española de Supercomputacion
01/01/201531/12/2017MAT2014-53706-C3-3-R Nuevos termoestables multifucionales obtenidos mediante curado dualMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Nuevos termoestables multifuncionales obtenidos mediante curado dualMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2017Desarrollo de códigos y algoritmos paralelos de altas prestaciones para la mejora de la eficiencia en los sectores, eólico, solartérmico y edificación.MIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/12/2015Optimización aerodinamica de la cabeza del rotorMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201530/06/2016Desarrollo de librerias MODELICA para ECS y ariquitecturas de gestion térmicaMIN DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD
01/01/201531/07/2016TECCIT15-1-0010: Pla d'Actuació 2015 CTTCACC10
01/01/201531/12/2018SIROCCO.EIT/KIC InnoEnergy/FPA/1EUROPEAN INST OF INNOV.& TECHNOL.
01/01/201531/12/2017Nuevos Termoestables Multifuncionales Obtenidos Mediante Curado DualMinisterio Economia y Competitividad

Quality

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