Tagged videos Civil engineering

  • Algorithms to forecast natural disasters?

    Publication: 24/01/2011

    Is it possible to forecast, two hours in advance, whether there will be flash floods and heavy rain in areas near major rivers? Researchers at the UPC are designing the forecast and alert systems to do so.

    Felipe Quintero. Centre for Applied Research in Hydrometeorology (CRAHI)

  • Noiseless, vibration-free buildings?

    Publication: 24/01/2011

    Is it possible to predict the acoustic consequences of structural design in the fields of construction and civil engineering? How are noise and vibrations transmitted?

    Cristina Díaz. Department of Applied Mathematics III. Laboratory of Computational Methods and Numerical Analysis.

  • Simulations to predict phenomena on a nanometric scale?

    Publication: 16/05/2010

    Computer simulations allow us to perform virtual tests that cannot be performed experimentally, but can we develop computational models and techniques to predict the behaviour of nanomaterials or proteins? It might not be such a harebrained idea.

    Marino Arroyo. Laboratory of Computational Methods and Numerical Analysis. Department of Applied Mathematics III

  • Algorithms to improve freight transport?

    Publication: 06/05/2010

    The UPC has developed an algorithm that is able to optimise freight delivery for courier companies, reducing their costs by 7% to 12%.

    Miquel Estrada. Centre for Innovation in Transport. Department of Transport and Regional Planning