Edwin Francisco Forero-García

Edwin Francisco Forero-García
Saint Thomas University | USTA · Facultad de Ingeniería Electrónica

Master of Engineering
Energy efficiency systems

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Introduction
Electrical Engineer, Master in Engineering Area Electronic Engineering, Doctor Candidate In education with experience and interest in: • Research in Alternative Systems of Electric Power Generation • Pedagogical Mediation in University Energy Education • Design of Industrial Instrumentation systems • Rational and Efficient Use of Energy. • Design of Intelligent Electrical Installations. In addition, good analytical skills, ready for permanent updating and excellent communication.
Additional affiliations
January 2007 - present
Saint Thomas University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Professor of Electronic Engineering
Education
May 2015 - November 2020
Universidad de La Salle
Field of study
  • Education
February 2002 - October 2005
Industrial University of Santander
Field of study
  • Electronic Engineering
February 1993 - May 1999
Industrial University of Santander
Field of study
  • Escuela de Ingeniería Eléctrica Electrónica y Telecomunicaciones

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Publications (73)
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From the experiences of working with software, elements, equipment, certifications obtained in LabVIEW and use of hardware tools offered by National Instruments in medium and large scale projects developed in the research group in Modeling-Electronics-Monitoring (MEM) of the Santo Tomas University, a technical comparison has been built between the...
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Ref. Expediente N° NC2018/0014238 tanque, una primera válvula conectada a la entrada del tanque, donde el tanque superior se conecta entre la primera válvula y la unidad de suministro de fluido. Adicionalmente, el método incluye la etapa de llenar el tanque superior con un fluido proporcionado por una unidad de suministro de fluido y llenar el tan...
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The noninvasive technique of ultrasonic pulse rate (UPV) is increasingly used in the evaluation of the quality of concrete, providing information about the integrity of structures and preventing possible disasters. Therefore, for its direct application, it is necessary to have a prior correlation between the noninvasive UPV technique and the invasi...
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Este capítulo presenta inicialmente una contextualización sobre lo que implica la transición energética para todos los habitantes del planeta. Posteriormente se incluye un análisis de las posibilidades de cambio energético en el panorama colombiano, junto con el marco regulatorio existente. Con lo anterior y considerando las cifras energéticas del...
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En este trabajo se estudió el comportamiento del convertidor de potencia tipo Boost cuadrático sometido a perturbaciones en la fuente y controlado por un algoritmo de seguimiento al punto de máxima potencia MPPT. El diseño y evaluación del circuito se realizó mediante simulaciones en el software para electrónica de potencia PSIM. El algoritmo de se...
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En años recientes, las microrredes han logrado un considerable desarrollo debido a que representan una alternativa técnica para responder a contingencias en la red de distribución, como también a incrementar el nivel de generación distribuida, entre otros beneficios. Por tal motivo, el presente artículo presenta un modelo de gestión energética basa...
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The constant advance in the development of piezoelectric materials for energy harvesting has demanded new implementations in the electronics field. The piezoelectric property of these materials has been considered an energy source for low-power devices; nevertheless, the units that provide energy are usually adapted to just one piezoelectric device...
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This paper shows the design of an electric power generator system, the system bases its operation on the conversion of mechanical energy into electrical energy, taking advantage of the piezoelectric principle; the device designed converts the energy of the footprints of pedestrians in electrical energy using a tile with piezoelectric elements. In f...
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The energy efficiency measurement according to the IEEE 1459-2010 standard applied to static power converters in three-phase systems, constitutes the axis of this research. The methodology to measure the efficiency developed in the Matlab Simulink program is presented according to the parameters of the IEEE 1459-2010 applied to a three-phase bridge...
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This work shows a methodology known as the S Transform for time-frequency analysis of different distortions in electric power systems, which mostly are non-stationary and short-duration events, due to the contribution of network impedances and loads types connected by the users. The ability to identify all types of power quality distortions encrypt...
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La realidad no es tan real en estos nuevos contextos de la crisis sanitaria que afronta el mundo. Las ciencias sociales en sus diversas disciplinas han ido respondiendo a intereses y contextos sociales, políticos, económicos, culturales y ambientales. En esa perspectiva el objetivo de la presente pesquisa pretende diagnosticar, comprender, analizar...
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Las sociedades actuales directamente occidentales o ahora influidas por los modelos industriales y educativos que desarrollados e impuestos por occidente, están siendo confrontadas con ellas mismas desde su célula madre: el individuo. Cada día, la realidad de un entorno o una cultura obliga al ser humano diferente a levantar su mano y su voz en ara...
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En el presente artículo se pretende reflexionar sobre las posibles soluciones al problema que se nos plantea en la academia al tratar de promover en nuestros estudiantes una actitud comunicativa que les permita establecer diálogos que responda a las necesidades comunes al ser humano y al entorno en que vivimos.
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Las ideas de la ilustración cumplieron una doble función para consolidación de la mentalidad moderna. Por una parte, concibieron un ideal de hombre que diera repuesta a las exigencias propias del contexto: un hombre ilustrado capaz de pensar por sí mismo y capaz fraguar su destino a partir de la razón; un hombre trabajador capaz de transformar la n...
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Western societies are directly influenced by industrial and educational models developed and imposed by the West, are being confronted with themselves from their mother cell: the individual. Every day, the reality of an environment or a culture requires the human being other than raise his hand and his voice in order to explain and assert their dif...
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En el presente artículo se pretende reflexionar sobre las posibles soluciones al problema que se nos plantea en la academia al tratar de promover en nuestros estudiantes una actitud comunicativa que les permita establecer diálogos que responda a las necesidades comunes al ser humano y al entorno en que vivimos.
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This article presents the design and integration of electrical, electronic, mechanical and computer systems for the operation of a remote laboratory, in which an application was developed for laboratory practices of the ConversionElectromagnetic learning space of the Faculty of Electronic Engineering from the Santo Tomás University using the client...
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Knowing the quality of concrete is very important, because this type of material is part of the design and implementation of most structures such as bridges, buildings, tunnels, among others, in this investigation non-destructive tests were carried out on test specimens of using ultrasound, which were designed and developed in the concrete laborato...
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La tecnociencia es hoy una sintaxis inseparable en muchos avances tecnológicos: Es un tejido social donde la urdimbre está compuesta por la ciencia y la tecnología, y la trama es la sociedad y la naturaleza. Esta mirada holística debe permanecer en todos los procesos de innovación, en particular en los educativos, de vista a los nuevos enfoques y t...
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A different method was proposed to the conventional methods used when conducting a structural health analysis using ultrasound signals, this proposal was based on the design and manufacturing of a mechanical system, controlled by numerical computation, this in order to facilitate the displacement by the transducers, present to the carry out this st...
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The electronic design of an ultrasonic pulser for concrete applications is carried out, the design was done implementing a two-stage methodology, where the first stage consisted of the identification and analysis in the time and frequency domain of the characteristics of an electric pulse signal for excitation of ultrasonic transducers, taking as r...
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This work proposes the use of a non-invasive technique to determine the compressive strength of concrete, with the purpose of not affecting the quality of the concrete and its properties. In the first instance a pilot test was carried out with three cylindrical specimens of simple concrete, with a resistance of 3500 psi, designed under a convention...
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This article presents the design of an ultrasonic signal acquisition system, which allows the formation of tomographic images for non-invasive inspection of steel embedded in concrete structures. For the design of the system a modular procedure distributed in three stages was proposed: adaptation of the signal, analog-digital conversion and storage...
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In this article, the design of a solid concrete slab reinforced with pathologies for non-invasive ultrasound tests was carried out using a system that leads to tomographic images. The design of the slab was developed in three stages: the dimensioning of a solid concrete slab of 3500 Psi, the design of an electrowelded mesh from corrugated wire rods...
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One of the greatest challenges of mankind is to achieve a clean and efficient use of energy resources. To achieve this, not only must governments, industry and scientific-technological developments be expected to solve the problem. Each of us must be aware that all our activities end up having a positive or negative impact on the planet. In this co...
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This work presents the study, design, simulation and implementation of a DC (Direct Current) power system, as a proposal for residential loads, using a photovoltaic solar source. This research has the purpose of presenting what a photovoltaic installation is, the elements that compose it, the technical conditions established for its implementation...
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his work analyzes the photovoltaic potential of four cities in Colombia—Bogotá, Cúcuta, Manizales, and Pasto—using information collected in situ and data mining strategies. The methodology of this study is based on clustering techniques implemented in MATLAB® software. Two comparison algorithms are presented: K-means, Fuzzy C-means, and an addition...
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This article presents the development of a virtual learning platform for the design of solar photovoltaic systems. The work carried out involves the inclusion of mathematical models of solar radiation, photovoltaic panels, regulators, batteries and inverters that are integrated to offer a virtual component operation that intervenes in a system for...
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Este artículo presenta en forma sucinta las principales características técnicas y de operación del sistema ultrasónico basado en la tarjeta OPCARD-01/100. Para mostrar las características del sistema de medida se trabajo una metodología que permite la medición de espesores en bloques patrón de acero usando la técnica de pulso-eco. El sistema ultra...
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In the Scientific, Technological and Academic environment in which the world of today is developed, it is important to permanently update the instruments, platforms and elements with which educational requirements are met. In this sense, engineering is one of the disciplines with the greatest changes, emergencies and innovations per unit of time. L...
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En el diseño de sistemas fotovoltaicos solares para la obtención de energía limpia, se requieren modelos que se encarguen de cuantificar y predecir las magnitudes energéticas que pueden ser generadas en distintas latitudes del planeta. Esto con el propósito de determinar los potenciales energéticos solares teniendo en cuenta diferentes parámetros q...
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Working on alternatives for harnessing and transforming different forms of energy in a clean and efficient way, like piezoelectric phenomena, allows considering collecting energy that is commonly wasted. For example, the piezoelectricity facilitates the harvesting of energy derived from the weight discharged by humans when walking on a surface cond...
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The present work has been made to find out the relationship between the efficiency of two types of photovoltaics panels, monocrystalline and polycrystalline, and the weather variation in the city of Bogota-Colombia. The power generated of two photovoltaic panels, one monocrystalline and one polycrystalline, were collected for one month, 24 hours in...
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Resumen Por parte del semillero de eficiencia energética, perteneciente al grupo de investigación MEM, se diseñará un prototipo de un sistema fotovoltaico sin conexión a la red(Off-Grid) para mejorar el proceso de enseñanza de la energía fotovoltaica en la facultad de ingeniería electrónica de la universidad Santo Tomás sede Bogotá. la metodología...
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In this work, a web tool was design in which an information service is provide to the user who, under the conditions of his infrastructure, identifies the energy requirements according to the characteristics and location of the property. In addition, it is practical in terms of the technical design experience of the energy transformation system, si...
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Propuesta de diseño de micro-red eléctrica para generar energía limpia a comunidades rurales aprovechando caudales irregulares con máquinas asíncronas Proposal for the design of an electric micro-grid to generate clean energy for rural communities taking advantage of irregular flows with asynchronous machines. Resumen: La utilización de energías li...
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Explorar diferentes alternativas de generación de electricidad de forma limpia permite el cambio progresivo de las fuentes de energía convencionales contaminantes. Desde las experiencias académicas en ingeniería electrónica en el tema de generación de energía se estudia la alternativa de uso de la máquina síncrona como generador, aprovechando su fl...
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This document analyzes the possible benefits that the implementation of photovoltaic systems could bring in Colombia. For this, the text brings a contextualization of this country, renewable energies and photovoltaic systems; emphasizing those systems and explaining its components and its operation. Finally, it is exposed the way of promotion that...
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The particularity with which the ideas of the school, the learning in the spaces and times of its origin, are perceptible. The objective of this article is to identify some elements that broaden our horizon of meaning, to understand a new pedagogical vision that responds to the demands, challenges and educational needs of the world we live, through...
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Damage detection is the basis of the damage identification task in Structural Health Monitoring. A good damage detection process can ensure the adequate work of a SHM System because allows to know early information about the presence of a damage in a structure under evaluation. However this process is based on the premise that all sensors are well...
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The detection, localization and characterization of defects in a material or a part that conform a structure is possible by using the transmission and reception of ultrasonic signals. Different strategies are used to achieve extract information from the part under evaluation. For this, it is then possible to use a distributed sensors arrays on the...
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Abstract– Western societies are directly influenced by industrial and educational models developed and imposed by the West, are being confronted with themselves from their mother cell: the individual. Every day, the reality of an environment or a culture requires the human being other than raise his hand and his voice in order to explain and assert...
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Considering the possibility that from the area of electronics can be provided feasible solutions in the field of non-destructive testing, this chapter present a prototype and methodology that allows energize an ultrasound transducer. This system is used to evaluate for detecting weld failures at the junctions of metallic parts. Subsequently, in ord...
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The design of a Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) systems is a requirement in the task of improving the safety and maintainability of the structures. Among the multiple techniques available for health monitoring, acousto-ultrasonics (AU) offers the possibility of inspecting large areas of structures from a piezoelectric active sensor network with...
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Este artículo cientí fico trata acerca de la implementación de un circui to electrónico dentro del campo de las energías renovables, con énfasis dentro del trabajo e implementación de los piezoeléctricos como modelos de generación de energía eléctrica.
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RESUMEN En este trabajo se presenta una propuesta para la estimación de indicadores de eficiencia energética que permitan determinar el grado de uso racional de la energía en cada una de nuestras viviendas. El principal objetivo es presentar una aplicación móvil sobre la plataforma Android que facilite la estimación de dichos parámetros a la mayor...
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This work presents an analytical study with its verification by simulation of a double-loop control strategy on boost converter for power factor correction. This strategy is based on a scheme with an outer loop for regulating the output voltage and an inner loop for input current control. Both control loops have certain specifications transient and...
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Metallic structures are still used in many applications, although composite structures are gaining space given its special features. In this way, it is important to continue with the development of signal processing techniques that allow improving the results in the damage detection methodologies and provide a robust monitoring. In practice, this...
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he analysis of heart rate variability (HRV) is based on the study of changes detected in each cardiac cycle. These changes have been studied from the cardiac rhythm signal and it is composed of data acquired from the time measured between the R waves of electrocardiographic signal. The cardiac rhythm signal analysis is based on two kinds of methods...
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In particular, this work aims to design, develop and publish theoretical and practical working tools, with the respective support epistemological, pedagogical and didactic, for Electronic Engineering students and teachers in Signal Processing applications. This work search to facilitate the teaching and learning in this knowledge area, essential fo...
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This article contains theoretical and practical information, proposed by the research group Energy Efficiency of Santo Tomas University about TEG thermoelectric modules, in order to understand their operation, each of their characteristics and how it works. In fact, the group continue in a research process that leads larger applications for the fut...
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This paper presents the design and implementation of the insulation and conditioning cards for sensors that measure voltage and current signals for to be applied to harmonic control and compensation in an Active Power Filter (APF). Then describes the characteristics and mathematical algorithm in the time domain technique used to obtain the referenc...
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En este trabajo se presentan diferentes técnicas de procesamiento digital de señales, apoyadas en técnicas de inteligencia artificial y de inferencia probabilística para construir una herramienta especializada que permita la detección, clasificación, caracterización y diagnóstico de perturbaciones estacionarias y no estacionarias de calidad de pote...
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This article presents the concept of sustainability in buildings that promotes a balanced development between the environment, society and the economy, within the area of construction and / or remodeling of buildings; In the search to be more efficient, in the reduction in the exploitation of raw materials, in the use of non-recyclable materials an...
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ste documento presenta el diseño de un sistema de evaluación para espesores usando ultrasonido generado por un transductor magnetostrictivo. El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar cómo el principio de la magnetostricción permite la evaluación no destructiva de estructuras metálicas oxidadas, sin el acoplamiento tradicional del sensor con la pieza b...
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En el presente artículo se describen los progresos logrados en un sistema de ultrasonido diseñado para exploración de cor-dones de soldadura por medio de la técnica Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD). Se mostrará el incremento en la rapidez de exploración al compararla con la lograda en trabajos previos. Con la aplicación realizada es posible genera...
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The present paper describes the design and construction of an electronic system for non-destructive inspection with ultrasound (NDTU), which is one of the most used techniques to evaluate without deteriorating metallic parts in several areas of the industry. The evaluation techniques that appear in this document are Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFD...