ÍtemPixel-based Wake Interaction and Power Estimation for a Wind Farm with Irregular Boundary(2018-10-18) Ohlsen,, G; Ruiz-Salguero O.; Full,, T.; Acosta D.A.; Ohlsen,, G; Ruiz-Salguero O.; Full,, T.; Acosta D.A.; Universidad EAFIT. Departamento de Ingeniería de Procesos; Procesos Ambientales (GIPAB)In the domain of generation of wind turbine energy, it is central to correctly estimate the interactions among the various turbines in a wind turbine farm. ÍtemAnálisis de la sensibilidad paramétrica y del comportamiento dinámico de la hidrólisis del isocianato de metilo(Centro de Informacion Tecnologica, 2016-01-01) Ojeda, J.C.; GilPavas, E.; Dobrosz-Gómez, I.; Gómez, M.A.; Ojeda, J.C.; GilPavas, E.; Dobrosz-Gómez, I.; Gómez, M.A.; Universidad EAFIT. Departamento de Ingeniería de Procesos; Procesos Ambientales (GIPAB)In this work, parametric sensitivity and dynamic analysis were combined to determine the thermal instability conditions inherent in the methyl isocyanate hydrolysis reaction. This highly exothermic reaction tragically proved to be very sensible to temperature changes in the so-called Bhopal disaster in 1984. A stirred tank reactor in transient state was considered for simulating the reactive system. First, critical operational conditions were defined from the parametric sensitivity analysis. Subsequently, in a rigorous way, the dynamic analysis determined the thermal instability regions, Hopf bifurcations, and the thermal oscillatory behavior of the reactive system. The Matcont® software was used to solve the differential equations set. It was demonstrated that runaway conditions and the periodic solutions of temperature are closely related with the cooling temperature and the dimensionless parameters (f-dimensionless flow and l-heat transfer term) and their critical parameters were obtained: /c=752.39 and fc=1.57. ÍtemMeta-modeling of Lattice Mechanical Responses via Design of Experiments(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2020-01-01) Montoya-Zapata D.; Acosta D.A.; Cortes C.; Pareja-Corcho J.; Moreno A.; Posada J.; Ruiz-Salguero O.; Montoya-Zapata D.; Acosta D.A.; Cortes C.; Pareja-Corcho J.; Moreno A.; Posada J.; Ruiz-Salguero O.; Universidad EAFIT. Departamento de Ingeniería de Procesos; Procesos Ambientales (GIPAB)In the context of lattice manufacturing, the problem of mechanical and structural characterization of large lattice domains is relevant. Lattice materials are used in engineering (e.g. in energy absorption and heat conduction) and biomedical (e.g. bone implants and artificial tissues) applications. However, the numerical simulation of large lattice domains is limited by its complicated geometry, which hinders the meshing stage and produces intractable finite element meshes. The existing efforts to simulate large lattice domains are based on the generation of simplified homogeneous domains equipped with material properties that approximate the behavior of the lattice domain equipped with the bulk material. Using this approach, one can estimate the displacements field over the lattice domain using a lighter mesh and a cheaper simulation. However, since stresses are influenced by geometrical conditions, the stresses of the simplified domain do not match the stresses of the lattice domain. As a response to this limitation, this article proposes a methodology based on the systematic use of design of experiments to devise meta-models to estimate the mechanical response of lattice domains. The devised meta-models can be integrated with material homogenization to allow the mechanical characterization of large lattice domains. In this paper, we apply the proposed methodology to develop meta-models for the estimation of the von Mises stress in Schwarz Primitive lattice domains. Results show that the proposed methodology is able to generate efficient and accurate meta-models whose inputs are based on the displacements on the boundary of the Schwarz cell. Therefore, numerical simulations with the homogeneous simplified domain can be used to feed the meta-models. Additional work is still required to integrate the developed meta-models with material homogenization to test large Schwarz Primitive lattice domains under working loads. © 2020 IEEE. ÍtemFEA Structural Optimization Based on Metagraphs(Springer Verlag, 2019-01-01) Montoya-Zapata D.; Acosta D.A.; Ruiz-Salguero O.; Sanchez-Londono D.; Montoya-Zapata D.; Acosta D.A.; Ruiz-Salguero O.; Sanchez-Londono D.; Universidad EAFIT. Departamento de Ingeniería de Procesos; Procesos Ambientales (GIPAB)Evolutionary Structural Optimization (ESO) seeks to mimic the form in which nature designs shapes. This paper focuses on shape carving triggered by environmental stimuli. In this realm, existing algorithms delete under - stressed parts of a basic shape, until a reasonably efficient (under some criterion) shape emerges. In the present article, we state a generalization of such approaches in two forms: (1) We use a formalism that enables stimuli from different sources, in addition to stress ones (e.g. kinematic constraints, friction, abrasion). (2) We use metagraphs built on the Finite Element constraint graphs to eliminate the dependency of the evolution on the particular neighborhood chosen to be deleted in a given iteration. The proposed methodology emulates 2D landmark cases of ESO. Future work addresses the implementation of such stimuli type, the integration of our algorithm with evolutionary based techniques and the extension of the method to 3D shapes. © 2019, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature.