Pablo Aparicio Ruiz

Pablo Aparicio Ruiz
Universidad de Sevilla | US · Departamento de Organización Industrial Y Gestión De Empresas II

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December 2015 - present
Universidad de Sevilla
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In some regions, school buses have a subsidy associated with the number of school buses needed in a day, in relation to the number of schools or students. This paper presents the application of a Tabu Search (TS) metaheuristic to generate an information system that will allow searching for the best selection of routes and schedules with the minimum...
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The potential for application of downdraught cooling in the United States of America (U.S.) depends on its climatic characteristics. However, due to the large geographic span of the country, it varies due to differences in latitude, and a range of geographic features influencing climate, including altitude, topography and terrain. This study descri...
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Although there are many fieldstudies to achieve a model of comfort in free running buildings, fewer studies focus on mixed-mode buildings. Moreover, there are even fewer examples of implementing such algorithms into a building automation system for testing its real validity. In this study, a methodology for implementing and validating an Adaptive C...
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The high volume of traffic originates two well-known problems in many cities: congestion and pollution. In recent years, a social phenomenon is emerging cooperation. This work is aimed at evaluating the circumstances under which transport cooperation is possible between different stakeholders operating in the same geographical area. To this end, a...
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Designing a Zero Energy Building (ZEB) requires an optimal choice of the materials of a building envelope. Different material properties and window areas could be selected to generate a set of possibilities of the design of a building, being the demand defined by its thermal characteristics. The energy demand of a building could be produced with re...
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En España el abastecimiento y saneamiento del agua es competencia municipal, realizándose como gestión directa o indirecta a través de empresas públicas, privadas o mixtas. El presente trabajo recoge el análisis de las empresas que prestan este servicio en las capitales de provincia de España. De las 52 empresas analizadas, se han incluido 46 en el...
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La gestión de los activos y su renovación generalmente se planifican a nivel anual y operativo. Sin embargo, a nivel estratégico y táctico, las empresas de infraestructuras buscan modelos de gestión que permitan analizar sus activos, su evolución y la detección de aquéllos que deben ser renovados e incorporados antes en las planificaciones a medio...
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Water supply and sewer networks are critical infrastructures that provide a basic service to society. However, these systems constantly age and degrade over time. In addition, since network infrastructures are so extensive in length, they require a significant investment in maintenance tasks. Hence, within the context of infrastructure asset manage...
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The decision making of a suitable heating, ventilating and air conditioning system’s set-point temperature is an energy and environmental challenge in our society. In the present paper, a general framework to define such temperature based on a dynamic adaptive comfort algorithm is proposed. Due to the fact that the thermal comfort of the occupants...
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Asset management in hydraulic infrastructures aims for the long-term sustainability of water distribution and wastewater networks. Strategic maintenance planning has thus been deeply analyzed in the literature for individual water and sewer pipes. However, water utilities do not plan and perform replacement activities on individual elements, but ra...
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En España el abastecimiento y saneamiento del agua es competencia municipal, realizándose como gestión directa o indirecta a través de empresas públicas, privadas o mixtas. El presente trabajo recoge el análisis de las empre-sas que prestan este servicio en las capitales de provincia de España. De las 52 empresas analizadas, se han incluido 46 en e...
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The assessment of indoor thermal comfort in schools has become an essential object of study; however, applying existing thermal comfort criteria would assume children and adults have a similar range of thermal comfort, without considering discrepancies regarding their level of activity or their behavioural adaptation. Therefore, the objective of th...
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La transmisión de conceptos mediante juegos combina una aplicación práctica de la teoría junto con un incremento potencial del inte-rés y la motivación de los alumnos. Este objetivo en el caso de la transmisión de conceptos de la gestión de proyectos ágil, mediante la metodología Scrum, se consigue mediante un juego aplicado a la logística, que se...
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This work presents a real application of the methodologic Lean Office. The project was developed into a cultural association, which was developing a process of transformation. The aim was to increase the number of activities but without increasing the staff. Lean Office successfully fulfilled its functions as a tool for continuous improvement in ad...
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En la última década la universidad española ha sufrido una gran transformación debido al proceso de Bolonia, el cual buscaba acercar la Universidad a las necesidades sociales. Aun así, sigue existiendo un considerable gap entre los conocimientos adquiridos en las enseñanzas universitarias y las competencias reclamadas en el mercado laboral. Los gra...
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En la última década la universidad española ha sufrido una gran transformación debido al proceso de Bolonia, que buscaba acercar la Universidad a las necesidades sociales. Aun así, sigue existiendo un considerable gap entre los conocimientos adquiridos en las enseñanzas universitarias y las competencias reclamadas en el mercado laboral. Los grados...
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El desarrollo tecnológico y la superpoblación actual de los núcleos urbanos han desembocado en altas temperaturas en el interior de los edificios, haciendo que este sector represente una parte importante del consumo energético mundial. En respuesta a la necesidad creciente de crear ambientes confortables y aumentar la eficiencia energética, el pres...
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El desplazamiento migratorio de la comunidad magrebí desde diferentes países de Europa al norte de África durante el periodo estival, se suele realizar por medio de vehículos privados, con un volumen de tránsitos de más de 730.000 vehículos en un periodo de tres meses. Esta situación requiere el despliegue de un Plan Estatal de Protección Civil den...
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La enorme aceptación que la filosofía Lean Manufacturing ha tenido en la industria ha llevado a que esta esté incluida en muchos planes de estudios de ingeniería industrial, normalmente en la intensificación de producción. El aprendizaje de la fabricación ajustada requiere un conocimiento previo de muchos conceptos de los sistemas de producción, ad...
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El objetivo de este estudio es analizar la aplicabilidad del confort adaptativo a edificios escolares en el sur de España. Se busca comprender mejor la percepción del confort térmico, encontrar las posibilidades de ahorro energético y analizar las características de los estudios en los escolares y sus aptitudes conductuales relacionadas. Además, se...
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The experience is described in this paper, it is a small game for drawing a little house. The experience tries to innovate in the traditional methodologies of learning of theoretical subjects and is shown a small game that can be used to introduce the concept of production assembly orders or in order picking systems by relays or “Bucket Brigades”....
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The experience is described in this paper, it is a small game for drawing a little house. The experience tries to innovate in the traditional methodologies of learning of theoretical subjects and is shown a small game that can be used to introduce the concept of production assembly orders or in order picking systems by relays or “Bucket Brigades”....
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The applicability of passive cooling methods has been a recurring subject in architectural engineering science. The integration of these methods in architecture often requires feasibility studies and, in most cases, a deep knowledge of the climatic conditions is required to succeed in this task. The number of parameters to be evaluated will depend...
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Indoor comfort has changed over the last years. Firstly, the key was the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) inside a building but lately it shift away from IAQ towards greater expectations related to overall subjects’ comfort. However, there should be a consistent and well-balanced relation between comfort and energy consumption due to the results on the env...
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It is estimated that HVAC systems represent the highest energy consumption (approximately half of the total energy consumed) and one of the highest cost, especially in non-residential buildings. Therefore, that energy consumption in related to the cost of the building, the energy consumption and the thermal comfort. Although the comfort of the user...
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The urgent need to decrease carbon emissions and the awareness of climate change leads to pay attention to energy demand in buildings. There is also an increasing concern with the perceived thermal comfort level of building's occupant. Therefore, suitable strategies are desirable to take advantage of the existing potential for energy savings in the...
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The design of the mode of operation of heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in office buildings has become increasingly important in recent years. This is due mainly to their relationship, both with the comfort of their occupants and with energy efficiency. The adaptive thermal comfort theory addresses this problem by linking the indoo...
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The reasons for the inferior performance of many existing buildings and associated energy systems are diverse, but an important part-cause is insufficient attention to the influence of occupant behaviour. In smart buildings it is necessary to allow for the integration of human behaviour in the HVAC system. In addition, many researchers are limited...
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The presented work is done for a company that currently operates twenty lines of passenger transport in the metropolitan area of Seville. The planning of these was originally carried out manually, building routes and shifts in an Excel spreadsheet. In order to automate the process as much as possible. It was designed and implemented by a scheduling...
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Designing a low energy building requires to evaluate a large number of parameters: design combinations, element thermal characteristics, HVAC systems efficiencies, etc. All of them determine the space heating and space cooling energy demands, energy consumptions, and life cycle cost over the lifetime of the building. This paper presents the achieve...
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Early design stage decision making proceeds very quickly, and strategic decisions regarding the feasibility of natural ventilation must be supported by speedy and reliable evaluation. There are a limited number of such early stage design tools for evaluating natural ventilation options, and none of them are widely used in practice. This paper will...
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(English) Investment in construction is limiting by some factors when it is desired improve energy efficiency, because the builders pay more attention to investment, which the life cycle cost over the lifetime of the building. This paper presents a developed methodology to improve the energy rating of buildings and life cycle cost, in the majority...
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La inversión en la construcción es un factor limitante cuando se desea mejorar la eficiencia energética, debido a que los constructores prestan mayor atención a la inversión que al coste del ciclo de vida durante la vida útil del edificio. Este artículo presenta una metodología desarrollada que permite mejorar la calificación energética de edificio...
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The intermodal transport chain can become more efficient by means of a good organisation of the drayage movements. Drayage in intermodal container terminals involves the pick up or delivery of containers at customer locations, and the main objective is normally the assignment of transportation tasks to the different vehicles, often with the presenc...
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Designing a low-energy building requires the evaluation of a large number of parameter combinations. Currently, there are several software programs available that are able to calculate the energy performance and life-cycle cost. However, these programs provide little information regarding what actions will improve the energy performance and how muc...
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(English) The sampling of the users comfort, allows observing and predicting the level of comfort on the HVAC system. The development of online sampling systems assists in the recognition of the behaviour patterns that occur in the offices. This paper presents a methodology specially designed and developed in order to make easier knowledge extracti...
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The aim of this work is the estimation of the survival function of a power transformer and a switch for a medium voltage substation, which provides the empirical reliability of this transformer and its switch. The statistical analyses of recurrent events are used for this estimate. In this study, have been applied several estimators: in the presenc...
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El objetivo de este estudio se centra en optimizar el coste del ciclo de vida de un edificio con el menor consumo de demanda energética, centrado en la demanda de calefacción. El estudio pretende mejorar la calidad ambiental y energética en los edificios. El objetivo es establecer una metodología de optimización de la envolvente o epidermis de un e...
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The main contribution of the developed system is that it provides a tool for the architects to select optimal materials from an array of possibilities for different buildings elements and also to estimate the conceptual cost for the buildings element in the early stage of building design. This study focuses on optimizing the life cycle cost of a bu...
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The analyses prior to the introduction of access time window policies in the centre of European cities often neglect the evaluation of the extra costs imposed on carriers through the additional number of vehicles required and the increase in tour length. To facilitate this evaluation, we have developed a vehicle routing algorithm that takes into ac...
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This paper presents a methodology used to provide important and useful information to select dynamically the comfort set-point of the rooms for a central heating system without using fixed values based on programmed time schedules or any other methodology. It is possible to observe the users comfort level of a Heating, Ventilation and Air-condition...
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The article puts forward the idea of a novel elevator group control system that takes into account not only the time a lift spends responding to a call but the impact this allocation option have over all the dispatching options. Firstly the proposed algorithm is justified in mathematical and theoretical terms and finally its performance is demonstr...
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It is possible to observe the users of a heating system's level of comfort through online surveys. Using fuzzy logic the behaviour patterns that generally occur in an office can be detected. It is also possible to detect situations when it can be decided to maximise comfort and/or maximise savings. This article puts forward a methodology for saving...
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Revenue management is a technique that is taking on a more important role in the service sector due to the majority of the companies that present similarities in the production and consumption of services, combined with the inability to store perishable products. The aim is to sell each inventory unit to the appropriate customer, at the precise mom...
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Palabras clave: Lógica difusa, confort, sistema experto, encuestas web. 1. Introducción Medir la satisfacción de los usuarios se ha convertido en un medio de valoración de la calidad de los HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning), permitiendo la verificación y validación de los sistemas de acondicionamiento de aire empleados en los edifici...
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El presente artículo expone, primero desde de un punto de vista teórico y matemático, las bases de nuevo controlador para la optimización del despacho de ascensores en un edificio teniendo en cuenta lo que se denomina el tiempo relativo, es decir no sólo se tiene en cuenta el tiempo que una cabina tardaría en atender una llamada considerada, sino q...
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A través de la lógica difusa es posible detectar patrones de comportamiento que generalmente ocurren en un edificio, en el caso de los sistemas de climatización, se pueden detectar situaciones en las que decidir entre maximizar el confort y/o maximizar el ahorro. Este artículo presenta una metodología para el ahorro de energía en estos sistemas, en...

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We research on artificial intelligence capable of managing distributed energy sources efficiently to optimise operation costs. They include energy generation and storage and involve building or district ranges. In addition, we investigate in adaptive confort in buildings.
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The overall objective of the proposal is the design, development and implementation of intelligent control startegies and laws to maximize energy efficiency in buildings through variations of temperature setpoint adapted to the preferences of the occupants. This strategies will operate following a customized adaptive comfort and occupant behaviour models