Journal Articles (since 2010)


Thermal Engineering Section

R. Zárate-Miñano, P. Fernández-Yáñez, J. de las Morenas, O. Armas. A novel mathematical optimization method to obtain the maximum-power electrical configuration of thermoelectric generators for energy harvesting. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress 51, 102613. 2024.

E. V.  Rojas-Reinoso, K. Morales-Chauca, J. Lara-Lara, J. A. Soriano, R. García-Contreras. Adaptation and Validation of Injection Rate Predictive Model for Solenoid Type Injectors with Different Nozzle Geometry. Applied Sciences, 14, 3394, 2024. 

E. V. Rojas-Reinoso, C. Mata, J. A. Soriano, O. Armas. Zero-Dimensional Modeling of the Rate of Injection with a Diesel Common Rail System Using Single-Hole Nozzles with Neat Low-Carbon Fuels. Applied Sciences, 14, 2446, 2024. 

P. Fernández-Yáñez, A. J. Fernández-López, J. A. Soriano, O. Armas. A computational method to study heat transfer in a helicopter turboshaft engine compartment for waste energy recovery purposes. Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 242, 122529, 2024.

I. Aranda, S. Salgado, A. Tapia, P. Martín, F. Villanueva, R. García-Contreras, B. Cabañas. Heterogeneous reactivity of soybean/palm biodiesel soot with NO2 and CF3COOH in a Knudsen reactor and DRIFTS/TGA/SEM characterization of the soot. Fuel 358, 130021. 2024.


Thermal Engineering Section

L. Corral-Gómez, O. Armas, J.A. Soriano, J.I. Nogueira, G. Bracho. Spray Momentum Flux Novel Estimation Procedure through the Fuel Rate of Injection Using Hydrogenated Fuels with Single Hole Nozzle Diesel Injector. ACS Omega, 8, 50, 48071-48080, DOI: 10.1021/acsomega.3c06917, 2023.

Corral-Gómez, L., Martos, F.J., Fernández-Yáñez, P., Armas. O. A CFD Modelling approach of fuel spray under initial non-reactive conditions in an optical engine. Energies, 16, 6537. 2023.

S. Lara, F. Villanueva, B. Cabañas, S. Sagrario, I. Aranda, J.A. Soriano, P. Martin. Determination of policyclic aromatic compounds, (PAH, nitro-PAH and oxy-PAH) in soot collected from a diesel engine operating with different fuels. Science of the Total Environment. Vol. 90020, 165755. 2023. 

L. Corral-Gómez, F.J. Castillo-García, J.A. Soriano, O. Armas. Macroscopic parameters of fuel sprays injected in an optical reciprocating single-cylinder engine: an approximation by means of visualization with Schlieren technique. Sensors, 23, 6747. 2023.

V. Rojas-Reinoso; S. Duque-Escobar; C. Guapulema-Guapulema; J.A. Soriano. Study of the variation of fuel pressure to improve spraying and the range of the injection jet. Energies, 16, 5472, 2023

F.J. Martos, J.A. Soriano, A. Braic, P. Fernández-Yáñez, O. Armas. A CFD modelling approach for the operation analysis of an exhaust backpressure valve used in a Euro 6 Diesel engine. Energies, 16, 4112. 2023.

P. Fernández-Yáñez, J.  Jarama, F.J. Martos, O. Armas. Heat transfer in thermoelectric generators for waste energy recovery in piston engines. Appl. Sci., 13, 5647. 2023.

Rojas-Reinoso V.; Alvarez-Loor J.; Zambrano-Becerra H.; Soriano J.A. Comparative study of gasoline fuel mixture to reduce emissions in the metropolitan district.  Sustainability, 15(4), 2921, 2023. 

Mata C.; Rojas-Reinoso V.; Soriano J.A. Experimental determination and modelling of fuel rate of injection: A review. Fuel, 343, 2023. 127895.

Mata C., Cárdenas D., Esarte C., Soriano J. A., Gómez A., Fernández-Yáñez P., García-Contreras R., Sánchez L., Nogueira J. I., Armas O. Performance and regulated emissions from a Euro VI-D hybrid bus tested with fossil and renewable (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel fuels under urban driving in Bilbao city, Spain. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 38310, 135472, 2023. 

Barbosa de Paula P., Romero Gutiérrez A., García-Contreras R., Rodrigues de Souza G., Shedd T., Raquel de Oliveira L., Martins da Silva Júnior W., Soto F. Influence of Al2O3 nanoparticles in a lubricating oil for reciprocating engines. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology.  Vol. 237 (1) 178–189, 2023.


Thermal Engineering Section

L. Lešnik, A. Palomar-Torres, E. Torres-Jiménez, C. Mata, J. Volmajer Valh, L. Kevorkijan, I. Biluš. The effect of HDPE and LDPE pyrolytic oils on cavitation formation in a common-rail diesel injector. Fuel, Vol. 330, 125581. 2022.

J. de la Fuente, O. Armas, S. Barroso-Arévalo, Ch. Gortázar, T. García-Seco, A. Buendía Andrés, F. Villanueva, J. A. Soriano, L. Mazuecos, R. Vaz-Rodrigues, R. García-Contreras, A. García, J. Monsalve-Serrano, L. Domínguez, J. M. Sánchez-Vizcaíno. Good and bad get together: Inactivation of SARS-CoV-2 in particulate matter pollution from different fuels. Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 844, 157241. 2022. 

Corral-Gómez, L.; Armas, O.; Soriano, J.A.; Pastor, J.V.; García-Oliver, J.M.; Micó, C. An Optical Engine Used as a Physical Model for Studies of the Combustion Process Applying a Two-Color Pyrometry Technique. Energies15, 4717, 2022.

P. Fernández-Yáñez, J. A. Soriano, F. Soto, O. Armas, B. Pla, V. Bermúdez. Pollutant emissions from Euro 6 light duty vehicle tested under steady state and transient operation on a roller test bench with hydrogenated paraffinic and biodiesel fuels. Fuel, Vol. 323, 1, 124173. 2022.

F.J. Martos, J.A. Soriano, C. Mata, O. Armas, F. Soto. Impact of alternative and fossil diesel fuels on internal flow of injection nozzle. International Journal of Engine Research, 23(6), pp. 940-957. https// 2022.

Cruz-Peragón, F., Torres-Jiménez, E., Lešnik, L., Armas, O. Methodology improvements to simulate performance and emissions of engine transient cycles from stationary operating modes: A case study applied to biofuels. Fuel, Vol. 312, 122977. 2022.


Thermal Engineering Section

A. Massaguer, E. Massaguer, J. Ximinis, T. Pujol, M. Comamala, L. Montoro, J.R. Gonzalez, P. Fernández-Yañez, O. Armas. Analysis of an automotive thermoelectric generator coupled to an electric exhaust heater to reduce NOx emissions in a Diesel-powered Euro VI Heavy Duty vehicle. Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, Vol. 19, 305, pp. 407-412. 2021. 

C. Gortázar, J. de la Fuente, O. Armas. Población, agua, biodiversidad, energía y alimentación: los pilares de una crisis global. The Conversation, ISSN 2201-5639, 165912. 2021.

A. J. Carpio de los Pinos, M. N. González García, J. A. Soriano, B. Yáñez Araque, Development of the Level of Preventive Action Method by Observation of the Characteristic Value for the Assessment of Occupational Risks on Construction. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2021, 18, 8387. 

P.  Fernández-Yáñez, V. Romero, O. Armas, G. Cerretti. Thermal  management  of thermoelectric  generators  for  waste  energy  recovery, Applied Thermal Engineering,  196, 117291, 2021.  

J. Nogueira, M. Legrand, R. Jiménez, F. De Gregorio. Peak locking full characterization: PIV error assessment and velocity ensembles measurement correction. Measurement Science and Technology, 2021.

J. Nogueira, M. Legrand, R. Jiménez, F. De Gregorio. Full characterization of the peak-locking error by means of orthogonal functions and application to the flow behind a helicopter fuselage model. Experiments in Fluids, 62, 65, 2021. 

J. A. Soriano, R. García‐Contreras and A. J. Carpio de Los Pinos. Study of the Thermochemical Properties of Lignocellulosic Biomass from Energy Crops. Energies 2021, 14, 3780. 

A. Lecuona, J. I. Nogueira, A. Famiglietti. Open Dual Cycle with Composition Change and Limited Pressure for Prediction of Miller Engines Performance and Its Turbine Temperature. Energies, 14, 2870, 2021. 

O. Armas, R. García-Contreras, J. A. Soriano. Study of the performance and pollutant emissions of a new paraffinic fuel –Farnesane– compared to other alternatives in a Diesel engine. Cuban Sci., 2(1): 9–10, 2021.

O. Armas, R. García-Contreras, P. Fernández-Yáñez, C. Mata. Theoretical and experimental study of aviation fuel sprays in an optical reciprocating engine, under Unmanned Aerial Vehicle like conditions and controlled atmospheres. The Cuban Scientist, 2(1): 5-6, 2021.

M. D. Redel-Macías, D. E. Leiva-Candia, J. A. Soriano, J. M. Herreros, A. J. Cubero-Atienza, S. Pinzi. Influence of Short Carbon-Chain Alcohol (Ethanol and 1-Propanol)/Diesel Fuel Blends over Diesel Engine Emissions. Energies 14, 1309, 2021. 

O. Armas, P. Fernández-Yáñez, R. García-Contreras, C. Mata. Automotive waste energy recovery with thermoelectric generators. The Cuban Scientist, 2(1), 2021.

S. Ezzitouni, P. Fernández-Yáñez, L. Sánchez, O. Armas, F. Soto. Effect of the use of a thermoelectric generator on the pumping work of a Diesel engine. International Journal of Engine Research, 22 (3), 2021. 

L. Lešnik, B. Kegl, E. Torres-Jiménez, F.  Cruz-Peragón, C. Mata, I. Biluš. Effect of the fuel type and in-cylinder backpressure on the injection process and fuel flow characteristics in a common-rail diesel injector. Energies, 14, 452, 2021. 

A. Gómez, P. Fernández-Yáñez, J. A. Soriano, L. Sánchez-Rodríguez, C. Mata, R. García-Contreras, O. Armas, M. D. Cárdenas. Comparison of Real Driving Emissions from Euro VI buses with Diesel and Compressed Natural Gas fuels. Fuel, 289, 119836, 2021. 

R. García-Contreras, J. A. Soriano, P. Fernández-Yáñez, L. Sánchez-Rodríguez, C. Mata, A. Gómez, O. Armas, M. D. Cárdenas. Impact of regulated pollutant emissions of Euro 6d-Temp light-duty diesel vehicles under real driving conditions. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 286, 124927, 2021. 


Automation & Control Engineering Section

P. Fernández-Yañez, J. A. Soriano, C. Mata, O. Armas, B. Pla, V. Bermúdez. Simulation of optimal driving for minimization of fuel consumption or NOx emissions. Energies 2021, 14(17), 5513; 2021.

S. Ezzitouni, P. Fernández-Yáñez, L. Sánchez-Rodríguez, O. Armas, J. de las Morenas, E. Massaguer, A. Massaguer. Electrical Modelling and Mismatch Effects of Thermoelectric Modules on Performance of a Thermoelectric Generator for Energy Recovery in Diesel Exhaust Systems. Energies 2021, 14, 3189, 2021. 

J. de la Fuente, O. Armas, L. Sánchez-Rodríguez, Ch. Gortazar, A. Lukashev. Citizen science initiative points at childhood BCG vaccination as a risk factor for COVID-19. Transbound and Emerg Diseases, 00:1–6, 2021. 

Preprint at Authorea. December 31, 2020. DOI: 10.22541/au.160941731.13277490/v1. 

I. Ruiz-Cózar, T. Pujol, E. Massaguer, A. Massaguer, L. Montoro, J. R. González, M. Comamala, S. Ezzitouni. Effects of Module Spatial Distribution on the Energy Efficiency and Electrical Output of Automotive Thermoelectric Generators. Energies, 14(8), 2232, 2021. 

Rubio-Gomez, G., Corral-Gomez, L., Rodriguez-Rosa, D., Sanchez-Cruz, F.A. and Martinez-Martinez S. A comparative study of the effect of compression ratio on the efficiency and flame development angle in CFR engine fueled with binary gasoline-alcohol blends. International Journal of Engine Research 22(2), 569-580, 2021.


Thermal Engineering Section

M. Angelino, P. Fernández-Yañez, H. Xia, G.J. Page. Large-eddy simulation with modeled wall stress for complex aerodynamics applications and stall prediction. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics journal, 1–43. 2020. 

J.L. Perona-Navarro, A. Palomar-Torres, E. Torres-Jiménez, O. Armas, L. Lešnik, F. Cruz-Peragón. Parameters sensitivity analysis in a solenoid common-rail injector model. Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal, Vol. 18, 2020. 

Pastor, J. V., García-Oliver, J. M., Micó, C., García-Carrero, A. A., & Gómez, A. Experimental Study of the Effect of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil and Oxymethylene Ethers on Main Spray and Combustion Characteristics under Engine Combustion Network Spray A Conditions. Applied Sciences, 10(16), 5460. 2020.

C. Mata, J. Piaszyk, J. A. Soriano, J. M. Herreros, A. Tsolakis, K. Dearn. Impact of alternative paraffinic fuels on the durability of a modern common rail injection system. Energies, 13, 4166 2020.

J. A. Soriano, R. García-Contreras, J. de la Fuente, O. Armas, L. Y. Orozco-Jiménez, J. R. Agudelo. Genotoxicity and mutagenicity of particulate matter emitted from diesel, gas to liquid, biodiesel, and farnesane fuels: A toxicological risk assessment. Fuel, Vol. 282, 118763, 2020.

R. Payri, G. Bracho, J. A. Soriano, P. Fernández-Yáñez, O. Armas. Nozzle rate of injection estimation from hole to hole momentum flux data with different fossil and renewable fuels. Fuel, Vol. 279. 118404, 2020. 

S. Ezzitouni, P. Fernández-Yáñez, L. Sánchez, O. Armas. Global energy balance in a diesel engine with a thermoelectric generator. Applied Energy, Vol. 269, 115139, 2020.

F.J. Martos, J.A. Soriano, M.P. Dorado, F. Soto, O. Armas. Modelling of particle size distributions produced by a Diesel engine fueled with different fossil and renewable fuels under like urban and extra-urban operating conditions. Fuel, Vol. 263,  116730, 2020.

Gómez, A., García-Contreras, R., Soriano, J.A., Mata, C. Comparative study of the opacity tendency of alternative diesel fuels blended with gasoline. Fuel. Vol. 264, 116860, 2020.

Famiglietti, A., Lecuona-Neumann, A., Nogueira, J., Rahjoo, M. Direct solar production of medium temperature hot air for industrial applications in linear concentrating solar collectors using an open Brayton cycle. Viability analysis. Applied Thermal Engineering, 169, 114914. 2020.


Thermal Engineering Section

Rodrigues de Souza, G., de Castro Pellegrini, C., Lucas Ferreira, S., Soto Pau, F., Armas, O. Study of intake manifolds of an internal combustion engine: A new geometry based on experimental results and numerical simulations. Thermal Science and Engineering Progress, Vol. 9, 248-258. 2019.

R. García-Contreras, A. Agudelo, A. Gómez, P.  Fernández-Yáñez, O. Armas, A. Ramos. Thermoelectric energy recovery in a light-duty Diesel vehicle under real-world driving conditions at different altitudes with Diesel, Biodiesel and GTL Fuels. Energies, 12, 1105;  2019.

F. Soto, G. Marques, E. Torres-Jimenez, B. Vieira, A. Lacerda, O. Armas, F. Guerrero-Villar. A comparative study of performance and regulated emissions in a medium-duty diesel engine fueled with sugarcane diesel-farnesane and sugarcane biodiesel-LS9. Energy 176, 392-409, 2019.

J.A. Soriano, R. García-Contreras, A. Gómez, C. Mata. Comparative study of the effect of a new renewable paraffinic fuel on the combustion process of a light-duty diesel engine. Energy, 189, 116337, 2019.


Automation & Control Engineering Section

Rubio-Gomez, G., Corral-Gomez, L., Soriano, J. A., Gomez, A., & Castillo-Garcia, F. J. Vision based algorithm for automated determination of smoke point of diesel blends. Fuel, 235, 595-602. 2019.


Thermal Engineering Section

Lopez R, Lecuona A, Ventas R, Nogueira J. 1-D transient numerical modeling of counter-current two-phase stratified flow inside a medium temperature solar linear collector. Energy Conversion and Management, 155, 218-229. 2018.

Lopez R, Lecuona A, Ventas R, Nogueira J. 1-D transient numerical modeling of counter-current two-phase stratified flow inside a medium temperature solar linear collector. Energy Conversion and Management, 155, 218-229. 2018.

A. Tapia, S. Salgado, P. Martín, F. Villanueva, R. García-Contreras, B. Cabañas. Chemical composition and heterogeneous reactivity of soot generated in the combustion of diesel and GTL (Gas-to-Liquid) fuels and amorphous carbon Printex U with NO2 and CF3COOH gases. Atmospheric Environment, Vol. 177, 214–221, 2018.

Fernández-Yáñez, P., Gómez, A., García-Contreras, R. Armas. O. Evaluating thermoelectric modules in diesel exhaust systems: potential under urban and extra-urban driving conditions. Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 182, 1070-1079, 2018.

Soto, F., Alves, M., Valdés, J.C., Armas, O., Crnkovic, P., Rodrigues, G., Lacerda, A., Melo, L. The determination of the activation energy of diesel and biodiesel fuels and the analysis of engine performance and soot emissions. Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 174, 69–77, 2018.

García-Contreras, R., Gómez, A., Fernández-Yáñez, P., Armas, O. Estimation of thermal loads in a climatic chamber for vehicle testing. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, 65, pp. 761-771, 2018.

Soriano J.A., García-Contreras R., Leiva-Candia D., Soto F.  Influence on Performance and Emissions of an Automotive Diesel Engine Fueled with Biodiesel and Paraffinic Fuels: GTL and Biojet Fuel Farnesane. Energy & Fuels, Vol. 32, 5125−5133, 2018.

P. Fernández-Yañez, O. Armas, A. Capetillo, S. Martínez-Martínez. Thermal analysis of a thermoelectric generator for light-duty diesel engines. Applied Energy, Vol. 226, 690–702. 2018.

Soriano, J.A., Mata, C., Armas, O., Ávila, C. A zero-dimensional model to simulate injection rate from first generation common rail diesel injectors under thermodynamic diagnosis. Energy, Vol. 158, 845 – 858, 2018.

Fernández-Yáñez, P., Armas, O., Kiwan, R., Stefanopoulou, A.G., Boehman, A.L. A thermoelectric generator in exhaust systems of spark-ignition and compression-ignition engines. A comparison with an electric turbo-generator. Applied Energy, 229, pp. 80-87. 2018. 

Torres-Jiménez, E., Armas, O., Lešnik, L., Cruz-Peragón, F. Methodology to simulate normalized testing cycles for engines and vehicles via design of experiments with low number of runs. Energy Conversion and Management, 177, 817-832. 2018.

A. Ramos, J. Muñoz, F. Andrés, O. Armas. NOx emissions from diesel light duty vehicle tested under NEDC and real-word driving conditions. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment, Vol. 63, 37–48. 2018.



Thermal Engineering Section

Lopez R, Lecuona A, Nogueira J, Ciro V. J. Numerical solution of one-dimensional transient, two-phase flows with temporal fully implicit high order schemes: Subcooled boiling in pipes. Nuclear Engineering and Design, 313, 319-329. 2017.

Legrand M., Nogueira J., Rodriguez P.A., Lecuona A., Jimenez R. Generation and droplet size distribution of tracer particles for PIV measurements in air, using propylene glycol/water solution. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 81, 1-8, 2017.

Fernández-Yáñez, P., Armas, O., Gómez, A., Gil, A. Developing CFD models to evaluate available energy in exhaust systems of diesel light duty vehicles. Applied Sciences, Special Issue Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) for Ground Transport, Vol. 7, 590; doi:10.3390/app7060590. 2017.

García-Contreras, R., Armas, O., Mata, C., Villanueva, O. Impact of Gas To Liquid and diesel fuels on the engine cold start. Fuel, Volume 203, Pages 298-307. 2017.

Ezzitouni, S., Soriano, J.A., Gomez, A., Armas, O. Impact of injection strategy and GTL fuels on combustion process and performance under diesel engine start. Fuel, Volume 200, Pages 529-544. 2017.

Mata, C., Gómez, A., Armas, O. The influence of ethanol-diesel blend on pollutant emissions from different bus fleets under acceleration transitions. Fuel, Volume 209, Pages 322-329. 2017.

Soriano, J.A, Agudelo, J.R. López A.F., Armas, O. Oxidation reactivity and nanostructural characterization of the soot coming from farnesane - A novel diesel fuel derived from sugar cane. Carbon 125, 516-529, 2017.

Payri, R., Gimeno, J., Mata, C., Viera, A. Rate of injection measurements of a direct-acting piezoelectric injector for different operating temperatures. Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 154, 387-393, 2017.

Pinzi S, Redel-Macías M.D., Leiva-Candia D., Soriano J.A., Dorado M.P. Influence of ethanol/diesel fuel and propanol/diesel fuel blends over exhaust and noise emissions. Energy Procedia. Vol. 142, 849-854, 2017.


Automation & Control Engineering Section

Rodriguez-Rosa, D., Payo-Gutierrez, I., Castillo-Garcia, F.J., Gonzalez-Rodriguez, A. Juarez-Perez, S. Improving Energy Efficiency of an Autonomous Bicycle with Adaptive Controller Design. Sustainability, Volume 9(5), doi: 10.3390/su9050866. 2017.

Payo, I., Sánchez, L., Caño, E., Armas, O. Control applied to a reciprocating internal combustion engine test bench under transient operation. Impact on engine performance and pollutant emissions. Special Issue "Automotive Engines Emissions and Control", Energies, 10 (11), 1690; doi:10.3390/en10111690, 2017.

A. López, M. Gutiérrez, A. Ortega, C. Puente, A. Morales, D. González, E. Díaz. Performance Analysis of a Medium Frequency Offshore Grid for the Identification of Vessels Sailing in High Density title Maritime European Routes. Polish Maritime Research. 4 (96). Vol. 24; pp. 18-26. 2017. 

A. Morales, L. J. Sánchez-Aparicio, D. González-Aguilera, M. A. Gutiérrez, A. I. López, D. Hernández-López, P. Rodríguez-Gonzálvez. A New Approach to Energy Calculation of Road Accidents against Fixed Small Section Elements Based on Close-Range Photogrammetry. Remote Sensing, 9, 1219; doi:10.3390/rs9121219. 2017.



Thermal Engineering Section

Legrand M., Nogueira J., Lecuona A., Hernando-Gallego A. Single camera volumetric shadowgraphy system for simultaneous droplet sizing and depth location, including empirical determination of the effective optical aperture. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 76, 135-145, 2016.

Legrand M., Nogueira J., Lecuona A., Hernando-Gallego A. Single camera volumetric shadowgraphy system for simultaneous droplet sizing and depth location, including empirical determination of the effective optical aperture. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 76, 135-145, 2016.

Gómez, A., Mata, A. Armas, O. Effect of Ethanol–Diesel Fuel Blend on Diesel Engine Emissions Produced by Different Bus Fleets. Journal of Energy Engineering. Vol 142 (2), E4015003. 2016.

Cárdenas, M. D.; Gómez, A.; Armas, O. Pollutant Emissions from Starting a Common Rail Diesel Engine Fueled with Different Biodiesel Fuels. Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 142 (2), E4015012. 2016.

Armas, O., García-Contreras, R., Ramos, A. On-line thermodynamic diagnosis of diesel combustion process with paraffinic fuels in a vehicle tested under NEDC. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol. 138, 94-102, 2016.

Armas, O., Martínez-Martínez, S., Mata, C., Pacheco, C. Alternative method for bulk modulus estimation of Diesel fuels. Fuel 167, 199–207. 2016.

Mata., C.; Leite, W.O.; Moreno, R.; Agudelo, J.R.; Armas, O. Prediction of NOx emissions and fuel consumption of a city bus under real operating conditions by means of Biharmonic maps. Journal of Energy Engineering. 142 (4): 04016018.

Agudelo, A.F., García-Contreras, R., Agudelo, J.R., Armas, O. Potential for exhaust gas energy recovery in a diesel passenger car under European driving cycle. Applied Energy, Vol. 74, 15, 201–212, 2016.

Fernández-Yañez, P., Armas, O., Martínez-Martínez, S. Impact of relative position vehicle-wind blower in a roller test bench under climatic chamber. Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 106, 266-274. 2016.

Gómez, A., Soriano, J.A., Armas, O. Evaluation of sooting tendency of different oxygenated and paraffinic fuels blended with diesel fuel. Fuel, Vol. 184, 536-543, 2016.

Cárdenas, M.D., Armas, O., Mata, C., Soto, F. Performance and pollutant emissions from transient operation of a common rail diesel engine fueled with different biodiesel fuels. Fuel, Vol. 185, 743-762, 2016.

Ramos, A. García-Contreras, R., Armas, O. Performance, combustion timing and emissions from a light duty vehicle at different altitudes fueled with animal fat biodiesel, GTL and diesel fuels. Applied Energy, Vol. 182, 507-517, 2016.


Automation & Control Engineering Section

Chocoteco, J., Morales, R., Feliu, V., Sánchez, L. Trajectory Planning for a Stair-Climbing Mobility System Using Laser Distance Sensors. IEEE Systems Journal, 10(3), 944-956. 2016.

F. Blanco Silva; M.A. Graña López; G Pereiro López; A. López Díaz. Economic viability of a plant of PV auto-consumption in EU. Price of kWh generated. Journal of environmental protection and ecology, vol. 17, 1, 341-349. 2016.

López, A. I; Gutiérrez, M. A.; González Aguilera, D.;  Morales, A.; Ruiz J. Las TIC navegando hacia la sostenibilidad económica y ambiental en el transporte marítimo. Dyna Colombia, ISSN 2346-2183 Online. 2016.

Fernández Sánchez, A.; López Díaz, A. I.; Jiménez Alonso, C.; Sáenz Nuño, M. A.; Vicente Oliva, J. Análisis de las carencias en normalización para la trazabilidad metrológica de equipos hospitalarios. Dyna (ISSN: 0012-7361). 2016.

Soto Piedehierro, P. J., López Díaz A. I. Economic feasibility study in a cylindrical-parabolic solar thermal plant of 50 MW with and without thermal storage. Pecvnia, 22, 1-16, 2016.

F. Blanco Silva, A. López Díaz. La tramitación ambiental de nuevos establecimientos en la comunidad autónoma gallega después de la Ley 9/2013 do Emprendemento y de la Ley 21/2013 de Evaluación Ambiental. Revista Galega de Economía, Vol. 25-3,, 2016. 



Thermal Engineering Section

Armas, O., García Contreras, R., Ramos, A., López, A. F. Impact of animal fat biodiesel, GTL and HVO fuels on combustion, performance and pollutant emissions of a light duty diesel vehicle tested under the NEDC. Journal of Energy Engineering, Vol. 141, Issue 2.  DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EY.1943-7897.0000237. ASCE. 2015.

García Contreras, R., Martínez, J.D., Armas, O., Murillo, R., García, T. Study of a residential boiler under start-transient conditions using a tire pyrolysis liquid (TPL)/diesel fuel blend. Fuel, Volume 158, 22. 744-752. 2015.

Lapuerta, M.; Rodríguez-Fernández, J.; García Contreras, R.; Bogarra, M. Molecular interactions in blends of alcohols with diesel fuels: Effect on stability and distillation. Fuel, Vol.: 139, 171-179. 2015.

Lapuerta, M.; Rodríguez-Fernández, J.; García Contreras, R. Effect of a glycerol-derived advanced biofuel -FAGE (fatty acid formal glycerol ester)- on the emissions of a diesel engine tested under the New European Driving Cycle. Energy, Vol.: 93, 568-579. 2015.


Automation & Control Engineering Section

Morales, A.; González Aguilera, D.; Gutiérrez, M. A.; López, A. I. Energy Analysis of Road Accidents Based on Close-Range Photogrammetry. Remote Sensing, 7, 15161-15178; doi:10.3390/rs71115161. 2015. 

Morales, A.; González Aguilera, D.; López, A. I; Gutiérrez, M. A. A new approach for road accident rescue. Traffic Injury Prevention (ISSN: 1538-9588). 2015.



Thermal Engineering Section

Legrand M., Nogueira J., Lecuona A., Vargas A.A., Ventas R., Rodríguez-Hidalgo, MC. CCD image sensor induced error in PIV applications. Measurement Sience and Technology, 25/6, 065207, 2014.

Legrand M., Nogueira J., Lecuona A., Vargas A.A., Ventas R., Rodríguez-Hidalgo, MC. CCD image sensor induced error in PIV applications. Measurement Sience and Technology, 25/6, 065207, 2014. 

Armas, O., García Contreras, R., Ramos, A. Pollutant emissions from new European driving cycle with ethanol and butanol Diesel blends. Fuel Processing Technology. Vol. 122, 64-71, 2014. 

Martinez, J.D., Ramos, A., Armas, O., Murillo, R., García, T. Potential for using a tire pyrolysis liquid-diesel fuel blend in a light duty engine under transient operation. Applied Energy. Vol. 130, 437-446, 2014. 

Agudelo, J.R., Álvarez, A., Armas, O. Impact of crude vegetable oils on the oxidation reactivity and nanostructure of diesel particulate matter. Combustion and Flame. 161(11), pp. 2904-2915, 2014.


Automation & Control Engineering Section 

Raúl Rivas Pérez; Vicente Feliu Batlle; Fernando José Castillo García; Luis Sánchez Rodríguez; Antonio Linares. Controlador robusto de orden fraccional implementado en el primer tramo del canal principal Imperial de Aragón. Tecnología y Ciencias del Agua.  5, nº1, 23 - 42. 2014.

S. Zubelzu Mínguez, A. López Díaz, M. A. Gutiérrez García, F. Blanco Silva. Modelo de cálculo de las emisiones difusas de gases de efecto invernadero procedentes del transporte. Análisis según variables de diseño urbanístico. Facultad Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia, vol. 73, 200-213, 2014.

F. Blanco Silva, A. López Díaz, A. M. Venero Carrasco. El triángulo de la gestión energética en la empresa: optimización de compras, mantenimiento y eficiencia energética. Revista de la Facultad de Ingeniería Industrial,  Universidad de Lima, 32, 11-25, 2014.



Thermal Engineering Section

Lecuona A., Nogueira J.I., Ventas R., Rodríguez-Hidalgo M.C., Legrand M. Solar cooker of the portable parabolic type incorporating heat storage based on PCM. Applied Energy, 111, 1136-1146, 2013.

Martin-Rubio I., Nogueira-Goriba, J., Llach-Pages J. Open Innovation: Leadership and Values. Dyna, 88/6, 679-684, 2013.

Rodríguez-Aumente P.A., Rodríguez-Hidalgo M.C., Nogueira J.I., Lecuona A., Venegas M.D. District heating and cooling for business buildings in Madrid. Applied Thermal Engineering, 50/2, 1496-1503, 2013.

Yehliu, K., Armas, O., Vander Wal, R.L., Boehman, A.L. Impact of engine operating modes and combustion phasing on the reactivity of diesel soot. Combustion and Flame, Vol. 160 (3) 680-691, 2013.

Armas, O., García Contreras, R., Ramos, Á. Impact of alternative fuels on performance and pollutant emissions of a light duty engine tested under the new European driving cycle. Applied Energy, Vol. 107 183-190, 2013.

Armas, O., Gómez, A., Mata, C., Ramos, Á. Particle size distributions from a city bus fuelled with ethanol–biodiesel–diesel fuel blends. Fuel, 111, pp. 393-400, 2013.

Armas, O., Gómez, A., Ramos, A. Comparative study of pollutant emissions from engine starting with animal fat biodiesel and GTL fuels. Fuel. Vol. 113, 560-570, 2013.

Martínez, J.D.; Lapuerta, M.; García Contreras, R.; Murillo, R.; García, T. Fuel Properties of Tire Pyrolysis Liquid and Its Blends with Diesel Fuel. Energy & Fuels, Vol.: 27, 3296-3305, 2013.


Automation & Control Engineering Section 

Fernando J. Castillo García; Andrés San Millán Rodríguez; Vicente Feliu Batlle; Luis Sánchez Rodríguez. Fractional-Order PI Control of First Order Plants with Guaranteed Time Specifications. Journal of Applied Mathematics. ID197186, 1 - 10. Hindawi, 2013.

Blanco Silva, F.; Pereiro López, G.; Fernandez Fontaiña, E.; López Díaz, A. Energy  Savings  and  Carbon  Emission  Reduction  of  Smart  Lighting  Installation  in a   Multipurpose  and  Residential  Building  in  Santiago  de  Compostela,  Spain. Journal of Environmental Science and Management, vol. 16, 2, 56-62, 2013.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A.; Renedo Estébanez, C.; Zubelzu Minguez, S. Estudio experimental de la influencia de la radiación solar en la demanda térmica de calefacción en un edificio de servicios en un clima templado: Facultad de Derecho de Santiago de Compostela. Ingeniería Química de Uruguay, 43. ISSN: 0797-4930. 2013.

Blanco Silva, F.; Pereiro López, G.; López Díaz, A. Enviromental study on the substitution of diesel oil by biofuel at the historical building used as library. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, vol. 14, 1023-1029, 2013.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A. ISO 50.001 para optimizar la gestión energética en empresas. El Instalador, 511, 54-56, 2013.Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A.; Regueiro, R. M.; Pereiro López, G. Tendencias en el precio de la energía eléctrica: efecto de la liberalización sectorial (1997-2010). Revista de Estudios Económicos y Empresariales, 25, 15-142, 2013.

Blanco Silva, F.; Bao Cruz, S.; López Díaz, A. La reforma eléctrica pendiente: propuesta para una solución de compromiso entre electricidad verde y amortización del déficit tarifario. Boletín de estudios económicos, Vol. 68, 209, 317-342, 2013.

Blanco Silva, F.; Pereiro López, G.; López Díaz, A.; Análisis energético y ambiental de alumbrado inteligente: Instalación en la Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad de Santiago de Compostela. Observatorio Medioambiental, Vol 16, 21-36, 2013.

Blanco Silva, F.; Venero Carrasco, A.; Ramiro Gutiérrez, N.; Leonardo Chacín; S. Jácome, J.; López Díaz, A.; Utrera Caro, S. La transición a la competencia en el mercado eléctrico en diversos países de Iberoamérica. Estudio comparativo de España, Perú, Venezuela y Ecuador. Revista Peruana de Energía, 87-125,  2013.

A. Ortega; O. López; A. López; C. Puente; M. Gutiérrez; F. Blanco.  Maritime transport as a key element in the automotive industry. Journal of Maritime Research, Vol.: X, 3, 79-82, 2013.

A. López Díaz, F. Blanco Silva, M. A. Gutiérrez García. Explotación de la red de telefonía móvil en España: diseño y operación de estaciones base. Revista Técnica Industrial, 304, 46-52, 2013.



Thermal Engineering Section

M. Legrand, J. I. Nogueira Goriba, R. Ventas, A. Lecuona Neumann, Simultaneous assesment of peak-locking and CCD readout errors through a multiple Delta t strategy. Experiments in Fluids, 53/1, 121-135, 2012.

M.C. Rodríguez-Hidalgo, P. A. Rodríguez Aumente, A. Lecuona Neumann, J. I. Nogueira Goriba. Instantaneous performance of solar collectors for domestic hot water, heating and cooling applications. Energy and Buildings, 45, 152-160, 2012.

Armas, O., R. Ballesteros, M.D. Cárdenas. Thermodynamic diagnosis of diesel and biodiesel combustion processes during load increase transient sequences. Applied Energy. Vol.: 97 558-568, 2012.

Armas, O., Mata, C.; Martínez-Martínez, S. Effect of an ethanol–diesel blend on a common-rail injection system. International Journal of Engine Research. 13(5) 417–428. 2012.

Armas, O., Lapuerta, M., Mata, C. Methodology for the analysis of pollutant emissions from a city bus. Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 23-11, 2012.

Armas, O., García Contreras, R., Ramos, A. Pollutant emissions from engine starting with ethanol and butanol diesel blends. Fuel Processing Technology, Vol.:100. 63–72, 2012.

Yehliu, K., Armas, O., Val, R.W., Boehman, A. L. Impact of Fuel Formulation on the Nanostructure and Reactivity of Diesel Soot. Combustion and Flame, Vol. 159 (12), 3597-3606, 2012.

Gómez, A., Armas, O., Lillik, G., Boehman, A. L. Estimation of volatile organic emission based on diesel particle size distributions. Measurement Science and Technology. Vol. 23 (10), 105305, 2012.

Armas, O., Gómez, A., Mata, C. Ramos, A. Particles emitted during the stops of an urban bus fuelled with ethanol-biodiesel-diesel blends. Urban Climate, Vol. 2 43-54, 2012.

Armas, O., Mata, C. Martínez-Martínez, S. Effect of diesel injection parameters on instantaneous fuel delivery using a solenoid-operated injector with different fuels. Revista Facultad de Ingenieria (64) 9-21, 2012. 

Sukjit, E.; Herreros, J.M.; Dearn, K.D.; García-Contreras, R.; Tsolakis, A. The effect of the addition of individual methyl esters on the combustion and emissions of ethanol and butanol diesel blends. Energy, Vol.: 42, 364-374, 2012.


Automation & Control Engieering

Gutiérrez García, M. Á.; López Díaz, A.; Herráez Garrido, F.; Zubelzu Mínguez, S.; Puente Águeda, C. Application for the study of the implementation of a non-satellite system for vessels identification. Revista Iberoamericana de Automática e Informática Industrial, 9, 244-248, 2012. 

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A.; Zubelzu Minguez, S. El uso de humidificadores como alternativa energética al aire acondicionado: caso de un edificio docente en Santiago de Compostela. Facultad Ingeniería de la Univ. de Antioquía, 64, 22-31, 2012.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A.; Zubelzu Minguez, S. Renovation of windows in the building of political sciences of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, book 2, vol. 13, 2012.

Blanco Silva, F.; Renedo Estébanez, C.; López Díaz, A.; Pardiñas, A. El Real Decreto Ley 1/2012 y repercusiones de la suspensión de las primas a la energía eléctrica del régimen especial. Revista Energía: Ingeniería Energética y Medioambiental, 232, 70-75, 2012.

M. Fernández; I. Fernández; A. Arroyo; F. Blanco; C. Renedo; A. López Díaz. Refrigeración termoacústica. Montajes e Instalaciones, 461, 56-62. 2012.

F. Blanco Silva; A. López Díaz; S. Zubelzu Mínguez; A. Álvarez Pardiñas. La necesidad de impulsar las fuentes de energía renovables: El desarrollo del Real Decreto del balance neto para pequeñas centrales de autoconsumo como alternativa al Real decreto Ley 1/2012. Montajes e Instalaciones,  461, 66-70, 2012.

López Díaz, A.; Cobo Herrera, C.; Blanco Silva, F.; Gutiérrez García, M. A. Mejora del rendimiento de una cementera mediante el empleo de combustibles alternativos. Revista Electrónica de Medioambiente, 15, 103-114, 2012.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A.; Zubelzu Mínguez, S.; Rodríguez Arribas, D. Modelos de diversificación energética en Iberoamérica. Observatorio Medioambiental, 12, 47-61, 2012.

López Díaz, A.; Ortega Piris, A.; Gutiérrez García, M. A.; Blanco Silva, F.; Puente Águeda, C.  Automatic Identification System of Vessels Using the Grid Method. Journal of Maritime Research, Vol.: IX; 1, 71-76, 2012.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A.; López del Corral M. O.; Paz Penín, C. Las prácticas pre-profesionales como herramienta de inserción laboral para ingenieros industriales: realización de auditorías de seguridad de instalaciones. Revista Profesorado. Vol. 16; 1, 318-  , 2012.



Thermal Engineering Section

M. Legrand, J. I. Nogueira Goriba, A. Lecuona Neumann. Flow temporal Reconstruction from Non Time-Resolved Data. Part I: Mathematical fundamentals. Experiments in Fluids, 51/4, 1047-1055, 2011.

M. Legrand, J. I. Nogueira Goriba, S. Tachibana, A. Lecuona Neumann, S. Nauri. Flow temporal Reconstruction from Non Time-Resolved Data. Part II: Methodology validation and applications. Experiments in Fluids, 51/4, 861-870, 2011.

J. I. Nogueira Goriba, A. Lecuona Neumann, S. Nauri, M. Legrand, P. A. Rodríguez Aumente. Quantitative evaluation of PIV peak-locking through a multiple DT strategy: relevance of the RMS component. Experiments in Fluids, 51, 785-793, 2011.

Armas, O.; Gómez, A.; Barrientos, E.; Boehman, A. Estimation of opacity tendency of ethanol- and biodiesel-diesel blends by means of the smoke point technique. Energy & Fuel, Vol. 25 3283-3288, 2011.

Armas, O., Mata, C.; Martínez-Martínez, S. Effect of an ethanol-biodiesel-diesel blend on the durability of a common rail injection system. Fuel Processing Technology, Vol. 92, 2145-2153, 2011.

Armas, O.; Gómez, A.; Mata, C. Methodology for measurement of diesel particle size distributions from a city bus working in real traffic conditions. Measurement Science and Technology, Vol. 22 11, 2011.


Automation & Control Engineering Section 

V. Feliu Batlle; R. Rivas Pérez; F. J. Castillo García; L. Sánchez Rodríguez; A. Linares. Robust Fractional Order Controller for Irrigation Main Canal Pools with Time-varying Dynamical Parameters. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 76 nº2, 205 - 217. 2011.

Blanco Silva, F.  López Díaz, A. Instalación de un toldo-persiana en piscina universitaria de Santiago de Compostela para el ahorro de energía. Revista Ingeniería Química de Uruguay, 39, ISSN: 0797-4930, 2011.

López del Corral, O.; López A.; Ortega-Piris, A.; Blanco, F.; Fernández, R. La importancia del transporte marítimo en la industria de la automoción. Dyna, 86, 26-27, 2011.

S. Zubelzu Mínguez; A. López Díaz; M. A. Gutiérrez García; F. Blanco Silva. Los métodos gravitacionales como herramienta para el cálculo de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero derivadas del tráfico rodado en la planificación urbana. Ingeniería de Construcción, Vol. 26, 2, 187-207, 2011.

Blanco Silva, F.; Pereiro López, G.; López Díaz, A.; Regueiro Ferreira, R. Las alternativas energéticas a la tecnología nuclear. Revista Electrónica de Medioambiente (UCM), 107-116, 2011.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A. Mejora de las instalaciones y la eficiencia energética en el alumbrado de un aparcamiento público. Revista Técnica Industrial del Consejo General de Ingenieros Técnicos Industriales de España, Dec. 2011; 36-41, 2011.  



Armas, O., Yehliu, K., Boehman, A. Effect of alternative fuels on diesel emissions during engine operation with matched combustion phasing. Fuel, Vol. 89 (2), 438-456, 2010.

Yehliu K., Boehman, A., Armas, O. Emissions from different alternative diesel fuels operating with single and split fuel injection. Fuel, Vol. 89 (2), 423-437, 2010.

Lapuerta, M., Rodríguez, J.; Armas, O. Correlation for the estimation of the density of fatty acid esters and its implications. A proposed Biodiesel Cetane Index. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, Vol. 163, 720-727, 2010.

Lapuerta, M.; Armas, O., Hernández, J.J.; Tsolakis, A. Potential for reducing emissions in a diesel engine by fuelling with conventional biodiesel and Fischer-Tropsch diesel. Fuel, Vol. 89, 3106-3113, 2010.

Canoira, L., Galeán, J.G., Alcántara, R., Lapuerta, M., García Contreras, R. Fatty acid methyl esters (FAMEs) from castor oil: Production process assessment and synergistic effects in its properties. Renewable Energy,  Vol. 35 208-217, 2010.

Lapuerta, M.; García Contreras, R.; Agudelo, J.R. Lubricity of ethanol-biodiesel-diesel fuel blends. Energy & Fuels Vol. 24, 1374-1379, 2010.

Lapuerta, M.; García-Contreras, R.; Campos-Fernández, J.; Dorado, M.P. Stability, Lubricity, Viscosity, and Cold-Flow Properties of Alcohol-Diesel Blends. Energy & Fuels 24 (2010) 4497-4502. Vol.: 24, 4497-4502, 2010.


Automation & Control Engineering Section 

F. J. Castillo García; V. Feliu Batlle; R. Rivas Pérez; L. Sánchez Rodríguez. Design of a Class of Fractional Controllers from Frequency Specifications with Guaranteed Time Domain Behaviour. Computers Mathematics with Applications. 59(5), 1656 - 1666. 2010.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A.; Gendra Martínez, A. Acreditación de competencias profesionais. Certificado de mantemento e montaxe de instalación fotovoltaicas. Revista Galega do Ensino, Sep.-Dic.,  60, 5, 2010.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A. Programas informáticos Líder y Calener para la certificación de la eficiencia energética en edificios. Revista técnica Industrial, del Consejo general de Ingenieros técnicos industriales de España, 285, 52-57, 2010.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A. Análisis energético y ambiental del cambio de calderas en edificio universitario: reducción de energía consumida y de emisiones de CO2. Investigación y Ciencia de la Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes de México, 49, 26-33, 2010.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A. Novedades en la formación en prevención de riesgos laborales en España. Revista Andaluza de Trabajo y Bienestar Social, 104, 237-249, 2010.

Blanco Silva, F.; López Díaz, A. Estudio de viabilidad de una instalación fotovoltaica de coste 50.000 euros en España. Pecvnia, Feb. 2010, 27-42, 2010. 

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