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eduard

Eduard Egusquizawas born in Barcelona. He is a Doctor of Industrial Engineering and Professor of Fluid Mechanics at the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB) (UPC). Previously, he was a professor at the University of Oviedo (1983-1988). He was director of the Department of Fluid Mechanics from 1997 to 2003 and is currently the director of the CDIF. In addition, he has been secretary of the ‘Hydraulic Machinery and Systems’ section of the International Association of Hydraulic Engineering and Research (IAHR) since 2002. He has been a visiting professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (Norway) and at the EPFL in Lausanne (Switzerland). He is a member of the TC-10 Technical Diagnostics Committee (IMEKO) and of the ISO/IEC JWG1 Committee.

 

For many years, he has worked on topics related to unsteady flow and the dynamic/vibratory behaviour of hydraulic machines with applications for damage diagnosis. He has been in charge of various research projects with companies, and has drawn up procedures for establishing monitoring, diagnosis and maintenance systems in hydroelectric units. He is the author of many articles and papers published in international journals and given at conferences.

egusquiza@mf.upc.edu

xavier

Xavier Escaler is PhD in Industrial Engineering and Lecturer at the Department of Fluid Mechanics of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He started the doctoral studies as a research grantholder and then he moved to the Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines (LMH) of the EPFL to carry out his thesis work on cavitation erosion. Afterwards, he was contracted as assistant lecturer by the UPC at the Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering. At the same time, he joined the CDIF where he is currently a project leader.

Major research interests are cavitating flows, fluid-structure interaction and dynamic behaviour of rotating machinery.

Professional experience spans the use of instrumentation for measurement of rotating machinery, signal processing and analysis techniques both for off-line and on-line.

Teaching activities cover lecturing Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Machinery, Flow Transport and Cavitation.

Contact telephone: +34 93 401 2599
escaler@mf.upc.edu

alfredo

Alfredo Guardo is Lecturer Professor of Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (Barcelona, Spain), where he completed his PhD studies in 2007. He is member of the Center for Industrial Diagnosis and Fluid Dynamics (CDIF-UPC), where he works in the area of CFD and transport phenomena.

alfredo.guardo-zabaleta@upc.edu

esteve

Esteve Jou, was born in Barcelona. He is a member of the Department of Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). He obtained a degree in Industrial Engineering from the School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona in 1993. He earned a PhD from UPC in 1999. His thesis was supervised by Prof. Eduard Egusquiza.

He is a member of the Department of Fluid Mechanics, where he teaches core subjects (Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Machines) and optional subjects (Maintenance of Turbomachines, Pumps and Pumping Stations). He heads projects and provides services for industry, related to the analysis of vibrations and damage diagnosis in general machinery.
Jou@mf.upc.edu

carme


Carme Valero
, was born in Barcelona. She is a member of the Department of Fluid Mechanics at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). She earned a degree in physics from the Faculty of Physics of the University of Barcelona (UB) in 1989. She was awarded a Doctor of Sciences by UPC in 1997. Her thesis was supervised by Prof. Eduard Egusquiza.

She has been a member of UPC’s Department of Fluid Mechanics since 1989. She teaches core subjects (Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulic Machines) and optional subjects (Transport of Fluids). She heads CDIF projects and provides services for companies including vibration analysis, damage detection, and numerical simulation studies in the field of fluids and structures. Her line of research is numerical simulation of fluid-structure interaction in hydraulic machines.
valero@mf.upc.edu

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Jesus Andres Alvarez was born in Barcelona. He is Dr. Industrial Engineer and Associate Professor at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia. He is also the person in charge of the Laboratory of Heat Engines and Motors of the Department of Heat Engines and Motors located in the UPC. He has an extensive experience in the industry, especially in the areas of maintenance of machinery and production lines, product quality and processes and organization and management. All this functions have been performed in companies like SEAT, Germans Boada SA or IDIADA. His entire university career as full-time Associate Professor in the UPC has been developed in the Department of Heat Engines and Motors. In this time he has create and commissioning the following working groups in connection with the automotive industry and the energy sector: CenEngAut (Centreo of Automotion Engineering), Càtedra Ap + and CREMIT(Research Center of Motors plants and facilities), where he is currently the director. His work has been oriented in the research for companies and have generated many patents in the fields of: Heat engines, piston engines, both internal combustion (Otto MACI / Diesel) and also external heat input (Stirling / Ericson / Brayton), Facilities and power plants based on both thermal alternative as rotating machinery.
jalvarez@mmt.upc.edu

Alexandre Presas Batllo, born in Barcelona, is Dr. Industrial Engineer and researcher at CDIF. He qualified as Aeronautical Engineer and Master by the Technische Universität München, and Mechanical Engineer by the UPC in 2009. He obtained the PhD in Mechanical Engineering (field of fluid mechanics) in 2014 for a thesis directed by Prof. Eduard Egusquiza and Dr. Carme Valero. He has taught in several courses of the department of Fluid Mechanics (ETSEIB) between 2010 and 2015. Its main lines of work and research are: analysis of mechanical vibrations in rotating machines and problems of fluid-structure interaction. He has collaborated on European and international research projects in these fields.

alex.presas@mf.upc.edu

 

David Valentín, born in Barcelona. He is member of the Fluid Mechanics Department of the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). He was graduated as Industrial Engineer at The School of Industrial Engineering of Barcelona (ETSEIB) in 2013. At present, he is PhD Student of Professor Eduard Egusquiza. He works in different projects for CDIF, especially in the field of fluid-structure interactions. He combines experimental techniques with numerical simulations of both structural and fluid parts.
David.valentin@mf.upc.edu

Paloma Ferrer. Gestión Administrativa del Centro y Promoción
pferrer@mf.upc.edu
David Castañer.  Soporte técnico al investigador
castaner@mf.upc.edu