Pablo Fernández-Arias

Pablo Fernández-Arias
Universidad Católica de Ávila | UCAVILA · Departamento de Ingeniería Mecánica

Doctor of Engineering
Catholic University of Ávila (Spain)

About

44
Publications
7,248
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
235
Citations
Citations since 2017
41 Research Items
234 Citations
2017201820192020202120222023050100150
2017201820192020202120222023050100150
2017201820192020202120222023050100150
2017201820192020202120222023050100150

Publications

Publications (44)
Article
Full-text available
Spain has a serious depopulation problem in large part of its territory and mainly in rural areas, where the population density is even lower than ten inhabitants per km2. An example of this depopulation phenomenon, known as “depopulated Spain”, is the region of Castilla y León. STEAM knowledge areas (Sciences, Technologies, Engineering, Art, and M...
Article
Full-text available
In the automotive industry, the flow of air generates high resistance in the advance of vehicles. In light of this situation, the objective of the present invention is to take advantage of the force of the air itself to help propel vehicles and thus reduce fuel consumption. A channeling system has been designed based on a deflector that collects th...
Article
Full-text available
This paper conducts quantitative research on the assessment made by university professors of the didactic use of virtual reality technologies according to the level of technological development and digitization of their country. For this purpose, a survey was used, the responses to which were statistically analyzed, and the level of digitalization...
Article
Full-text available
Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience in a three-dimensional (3D) computer-simulated world. Recent advances in technology position VR as a multipurpose technology in the healthcare sector and as a critical component in achieving Health 4.0. In this article, descriptive and correlationally quantitative research is carried out on the assessm...
Article
The importance of soft skills in the professional work of an engineer is becoming increasingly important, even more so since the emergence of Covid-19 boosted the digitization of all professional sectors. In order for future engineers to acquire this type of skills, it is necessary for engineering professors to have an optimal level of technical an...
Article
The use of digital learning environments in higher education has led to design methodological strategies, like gamification, adapted to computer‐based learning. The effectiveness of gamification depends on the adaptation of the methodology to the player's profile. Four types of player profiles (Explorer, Killer, Socialized, and Achiever) are establ...
Chapter
The need to generate new communication and social interaction tools during the confinement suffered as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the starting point for the development of the metaverse in various sectors of economic activity. However, it is in the training sector where the metaverse is positioned as a necessary and essential techno...
Article
Full-text available
Increasingly, and with greater frequency, humanity is experiencing violent weather storms, which cause innumerable human and economic losses. Among the most frequent climatic storms that cause considerable losses are floods. Usually, domestic anti-flood systems are not autonomous; they require human intervention. This article presents Smart Flood B...
Chapter
In this paper, a quantitative research is carried out on the perception of a group of Spanish professors about the didactic use of virtual reality in higher education classrooms. Thirty-six Spanish university professors with no previous experience in the use of virtual reality participated in the study. These professors attended a talk-workshop on...
Chapter
The use of virtual reality (VR) in the educational sector has increased considerably in the last decade, especially for its direct application in the development of virtual laboratories (VL) that, since the appearance of COVID-19, are being more demanded by universities. Therefore, knowing the opinion of students and professors about VR is essentia...
Article
Full-text available
A quick and effective solution to address the immediate change in teaching methods after the COVID-19 pandemic was digital learning environments (DLEs). The way in which this process of change towards DLEs was tackled was different around the world, depending on multiple factors, including the level of digitization, technology, and innovation. This...
Chapter
La llamada a promover la innovación educativa y la calidad en el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje adquiere una relevancia especial en la implantación del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior. El reto reside, sin lugar a dudas, en clarificar qué significa innovar y dónde es necesario hacerlo. Promover la aplicación de herramientas, metodologías y e...
Article
Full-text available
This paper conducts quantitative research on the assessment made by a group of 623 Spanish and Latin American university professors about the use of virtual reality technologies in the classroom and their own digital skills in this respect. The main objective is to analyze the differences that exist in this regard due to the digital generation of t...
Article
Full-text available
This paper presents quantitative research on the perception of the didactic use of virtual reality by university professors in Colombia, with special attention to the differences according to their area of knowledge, as the main variable, and gender and digital generation, as secondary variables. The study involved 204 professors from different Col...
Article
Full-text available
Emission reduction and energy efficiency are fundamental objectives for the sustainability of the urban transport (UT) sector. One of the actions to achieve these objectives is to replace the vehicles that make up the fleet of UT buses with more efficient ones, equipped with regenerative braking systems that allow the recovery of part of the energy...
Article
La capacidad de visión espacial de los estudiantes de Enseñanza Secundaria puede mejorarse mediante entrenamiento con diversos recursos virtuales. En este artículo, después de realizar un estudio de los principales programas de diseño asistido por ordenador (CAD) a implantar en el aula, se plantea una metodología basada en los recursos más adecuado...
Article
This paper conducts quantitative research on the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic on the adaptation to digital learning environments (DLE) of a group of 908 university professors. We compared the perceptions of participants who were digital natives (born before 1980) with those of digital immigrants (born after 1980). For this purpose, a validate...
Article
Full-text available
This research consists of a quantitative analysis of the perspective of a group of university professors from different areas of knowledge and from 19 different Latin American countries on the use of humor and memes in virtual learning environments (VLEs) in higher education. The data have been obtained from an own-design survey, and the answers ha...
Article
This paper analyzes the assessment of engineering professors of different nationalities and universities regarding the use of virtual reality (VR) technologies in the classroom. In particular, the existence of gaps in these evaluations by ownership (private or public) of the university where each professor teaches is analyzed, both within the compl...
Article
Full-text available
This paper studies the perception of Latin American university teachers about the effectiveness of digital content creation (DCC) tools for the creation of e-learning training actions. For this purpose, the opinions of a group of 564 teachers from different universities in 16 Latin American countries have been collected and their answers have been...
Article
Full-text available
Given that the university teachers with more experience in the use of virtual reality are those corresponding to the areas of Health Sciences and of Engineering and Architecture, this article analyzes the assessment these teachers make about virtual reality as a teaching resource in their respective disciplines. The study uses a questionnaire that...
Article
Full-text available
Today, soft skills (transversal competencies) are increasingly appreciated by employers as essential skills for professional success. Likewise, these competencies are necessary to be able to operate as individuals in today’s society. In view of this situation, in the future post-COVID-19 educational model it is necessary to design training programs...
Article
Full-text available
The lockdown of March and April 2020 as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has forced relevant changes in the educational environment in a very short period of time, making it necessary to suspend in-person instruction and generating the need to implement virtual learning mechanisms. In a future post-COVID-19 hybrid educational model, it will b...
Article
Full-text available
The rapid advance of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in recent times and the current pandemic caused by COVID-19 have profoundly transformed society and the economy in most of the world. The education sector has benefited from this ICT-driven revolution, which has provided and expanded multiple new tools and teaching methods that did...
Article
El almacén temporal centralizado (ATC) es una instalación industrial diseñada para guardar en un único lugar el combustible gastado (CG) y los residuos radiactivos de alta actividad (RRAA) generados en las centrales nucleares (CCNN) españolas. A finales del año 2011 el Gobierno de España aprobó la instalación del ATC en el municipio conquense de Vi...
Article
Both the reduction in operating and maintenance (O&M) costs and improved reliability have become top priorities in wind turbine maintenance strategies. O&M costs typically account for 20% to 25% of the total levelized cost of electricity (LCOE) of current wind power systems. This paper provides a general review of the state of the art of research c...
Article
Full-text available
The majority of buildings in Europe are at present naturally ventilated and do not use heating or cooling equipment throughout the summer. However, this idea is changing and s a result heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) related energy consumption has been rising in the recent years. On the other hand, predictions published by the intergove...
Article
Full-text available
Aunque el término gamificación tiene su origen en tiempos inmemorables, en los cuales se buscaba conseguir metas a través del juego, actualmente esta técnica se ha convertido en una de las más utilizadas en esta sociedad global y digital. Desde una perspectiva determinista, la gamificación permite obtener resultados en función de los objetivos marc...
Article
Full-text available
One of the most important objectives of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is quality education, which is related to reducing school dropouts. To this end, the use of active learning methodologies improves the motivation, facilitating the learning process and, hence, reducing the dropouts. The present study proposes a methodological approach...
Article
Although the term gamification has its origin in unforgettable times, when people achieved goals through games, currently this technique has become one of the most used in this global and digital society. From a deterministic perspective, gamification allows users to obtain results based on the objectives set, thanks to three fundamental factors: (...
Article
Los sistemas de respuesta de audiencia han evolucionado en los últimos años integrando los diferentes elementos de la gamificación. Dicha integración ha dado paso a los denominados sistemas de respuesta de estudiantes basados en el juego, ¡entre los cuales destacan Kahoot!, Plickers, Socrative y Quizizz. Esta investigación expone las característica...
Article
Full-text available
Nuclear energy is presented as a real option in the face of the current problem of climate change and the need to reduce CO2 emissions. The nuclear reactor design with the greatest global impact throughout history and which has the most ambitious development plans is the Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR). Thus, a global review of such a reactor desig...
Presentation
Comunicación oral presentada en las VII Jornadas de Innovación Docente de la Universidad San Jorge (28 y 29 de junio 2018, Zaragoza).
Presentation
Comunicación oral presentada en las X Jornadas de Experiencias de Innovación Docente y Formación de la Universidad Católica de Ávila. 16 enero 2018. (Ávila)
Article
Full-text available
In this paper, a mechanic and fractographic analysis is presented of different pearlitic steels subjected to spheroidization heat treatments and later to standard tension test until collapse under aggressive environmental conditions, both anodic and cathodic. Studied steels belong to the initial and the final steps of a drawing process, i.e., hot r...

Network

Cited By