# Pedro Fernández de CórdobaUniversitat Politècnica de València | UPV · Department of Applied Mathematics

Pedro Fernández de Córdoba

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In the pursuit of energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact, adequate ventilation in enclosed spaces is essential. This study presents a hybrid neural network model designed for real-time monitoring and prediction of environmental variables. The system comprises two phases: An IoT hardware-software platform for data acquisition and decisio...

Se presenta la concepción, diseño y puesta en marcha de un hub de innovación para la enseñanza de física experimental usando los sensores de los teléfonos inteligentes (o smartphones). El hub de innovación se fundamenta en el trabajo en red entre profesores y estudiantes universitarios de países iberoamericanos (España, Cuba y Colombia), a partir d...

El presente trabajo forma parte de los resultados obtenidos en la tesis doctoral "Aportaciones metodológicas para la introducción del turismo rural en la República de Cuba. Estudio de caso: zona turística de Viñales". El objetivo principal de esta investigación es diseñar un conjunto de acciones estratégicas, y con ello lograr establecer, de forma...

La capacitación de los directivos es un aspecto al que se le brinda una especial atención en la República de Cuba, en particular en relación con las personas que ocupan cargos de dirección en las actividades vinculadas con el turismo, dada la incidencia que éste tiene en la economía nacional. Además, conocer cómo medir el impacto que este proceso t...

It has been argued that the existence of a zero-point length is the hallmark of quantum gravity. In this paper, we suggest a thermal mechanism whereby this quantum of length arises in flat, Euclidean spacetime [Formula: see text]. For this, we consider the infinite sequence of all flat, Euclidean spacetimes [Formula: see text] with [Formula: see te...

The effect of an hypothetical maximal proper acceleration on the inertial mass of charged particles is investigated in the context of particle accelerators. In particular, it is shown that maximal acceleration implies a reduction of the luminosity of the bunches relative with respect to the expected luminosity in the relativistic models of the bunc...

In this work, the application of the bicoherence (a squared normalized version of the bispectrum) of the stray flux signal is proposed as a way of detecting faults in the field winding of synchronous motors. These signals are analyzed both under the starting and at steady state regime. Likewise, two quantitative indicators are proposed, the first o...

Differentiation of the scalar Feynman propagator with respect to the spacetime coordinates yields the metric on the background spacetime that the scalar particle propagates in. Now Feynman propagators can be modified in order to include quantum-gravity corrections as induced by a zero-point length $L>0$. These corrections cause the length element $...

It has been argued that the existence of a zero-point length is the hallmark of quantum gravity. In this letter we suggest a thermal mechanism whereby this quantum of length arises in flat, Euclidean spacetime $\mathbb{R}^d$. For this we consider the infinite sequence of all flat, Euclidean spacetimes $\mathbb{R}^{d'}$ with $d'\geq d$, and postulat...

Taming the instabilities inherent to many nonlinear optical phenomena is of paramount importance for modern photonics. In particular, the so-called snake instability is universally known to severely distort localized wave stripes, leading to the occurrence of transient, short-lived dynamical states that eventually decay. This phenomenon is ubiquito...

Taming the instabilities inherent to many nonlinear optical phenomena is of paramount importance for modern photonics. In particular, the so-called snake instability is universally known to severely distort localized wave stripes, leading to the occurrence of transient, short-lived dynamical states that eventually decay. The phenomenon is ubiquitou...

In the context of a particular framework of emergent quantum mechanics, it is argued the emergent origin of the inertial mass of a physical system. Two main consequences of the theory are discussed: an emergent interpretation of the law of inertia and a derivation of the energy-time uncertainty relation.

Asymmetric thermal zones or even non-rectangular structures are common in residential buildings. These types of structures are not easy to model with specialized programs, and it is difficult to know the heat flows and the relationships between the different variables. This paper presents a methodology for modeling structures with multiple thermal...

This Special Issue includes a total of 14 articles on skewed probability distributions and applications across disciplines [...]

The generation of mathematical models for the analysis of buildings with multiple thermal zones is a large and complex task. Furthermore, the order and complexity of the dynamical model are increased by the number of included thermal zones. To overcome this problem, this paper presents an algorithm to define the mathematical model automatically, us...

We present a method to study the dynamics of a quasi-two dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate which initially contains several vortices at arbitrary locations. The method allows one to find the analytical solution for the dynamics of the Bose-Einstein condensate in a homogeneous medium and in a parabolic trap, for the ideal non-interacting case. Se...

Sparking is a common phenomenon in brushed DC motors. Early detection of sparks can prevent their aggravation and promptly adopt appropriate maintenance actions. In this work, we propose the application of a multifractal analysis to armature currents and stray flux signals to detect the presence of sparks in the commutation system of DC motors. Two...

We regard the cosmological fluid within an exponentially expanding FLRW spacetime as the probability fluid of a nonrelativistic Schroedinger field. The scalar Schroedinger particle so described has a mass equal to the total (baryonic plus dark) matter content of the Universe. This procedure allows a description of the cosmological fluid by means of...

The present article is a continuation of our previous works on the anomalies in the decay rates and the capacitance measurements inside a modified Faraday cage. Here we present the anomalous variations in the measurements of inductance when a coil is placed inside an interleaving structure of metal and organic material. The fluctuation in the induc...

We consider an exponentially expanding, flat, Friedmann–Lemaître–Robertson–Walker (FLRW) Universe filled with a free Schroedinger field. The probability fluid of the latter is used to mimic the cosmological fluid (baryonic plus dark matter), thus providing the matter density and pressure terms in the corresponding Friedmann–Lemaître equations. We f...

We regard the cosmological fluid within an exponentially expanding FLRW spacetime as the probability fluid of a nonrelativistic Schroedinger field. The scalar Schroedinger particle so described has a mass equal to the total (baryonic plus dark) matter content of the Universe. This procedure allows a description of the cosmological fluid by means of...

We present a method to study the dynamics of a quasi-two dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate which contains initially many vortices at arbitrary locations. We present first the analytical solution of the dynamics in a homogeneous medium and in a parabolic trap for the ideal non-interacting case. For the homogeneous case this was introduced in the...

In the context of a particular framework of emergent quantum mechanics, it is argued the emergent origin of the inertial mass of a physical system. Two main consequences of the theory are discussed: an emergent interpretation of the law of inertia and a derivation of the energy-time uncertainty relation.

We consider an exponentially expanding, flat, Friedmann-Lemaitre-Robertson-Walker (FLRW) Universe filled with a free Schroedinger field. The probability fluid of the latter is used to mimic the cosmological fluid (baryonic plus dark matter), thus providing the matter density and pressure terms in the corresponding Friedmann-Lemaitre equations. We f...

In this paper, the cosmological constant and the Boltzmann entropy of a Newtonian Universe filled with a perfect fluid are computed, under the assumption that spatial sections are copies of 3-dimensional hyperbolic space.

We theoretically investigate the dynamics, bifurcation structure and stability of localized states in Kerr cavities driven at the pure fourth-order dispersion point. Both the normal and anomalous group velocity dispersion regimes are analysed, highlighting the main differences with the standard second order dispersion case. In the anomalous regime,...

We theoretically investigate the dynamics, bifurcation structure, and stability of localized states in Kerr cavities driven at the pure fourth-order dispersion point. Both the normal and anomalous group velocity dispersion regimes are analyzed, highlighting the main differences from the standard second-order dispersion case. In the anomalous regime...

Nisin, an antibacterial compound produced by Lactococcus lactis strains, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration to be used as a safe food additive to control the growth of undesirable pathogenic bacteria. Nisin is commonly described as a pH-dependent primary metabolite since its production depends on growth and culture pH evolutio...

The cosmological constant and the Boltzmann entropy of a Newtonian Universe filled with a perfect fluid are computed, under the assumption that spatial sections are copies of 3-dimensional hyperbolic space.

Wound rotor induction motors are used in a certain number of industrial applications due to their interesting advantages, such as the possibility of inserting external rheostats in series with the rotor winding to enhance the torque characteristics under starting and to decrease the high inrush currents. However, the more complex structure of the r...

We compute the cosmological constant of a spherical space in the limit of weak gravity. To this end, we use a duality developed by the present authors in a previous work. This duality allows one to treat the Newtonian cosmological fluid as the probability fluid of a single particle in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. We apply this duality to the...

Random variables in biology, social and health sciences commonly follow skewed distributions. Many of these variables can be represented by exGaussian functions; however, in practice, they are sometimes considered as Gaussian functions when statistical analysis is carried out. The asymmetry can play a fundamental role which can not be captured by c...

We compute the cosmological constant of a spherical space in the limit of weak gravity. To this end we use a duality developed by the present authors in a previous work. This duality allows one to treat the Newtonian cosmological fluid as the probability fluid of a single particle in nonrelativistic quantum mechanics. We apply this duality to the c...

Non-conventional thermal zones are low-cost and ecology friendly alternatives to the housing needs of populations in various situations, such as surviving natural disasters or addressing homelessness. However, it is necessary to guarantee thermal comfort for occupants, while aiming to minimize energy consumption and wastage in refrigeration systems...

An individual’s reaction time data to visual stimuli have usually been represented in Experimental Psychology by means of an ex-Gaussian function. In most previous works, researchers have mainly aimed at finding a meaning for the parameters of the ex-Gaussian function which are known to correlate with cognitive disorders. Based on the recent eviden...

In this work, the application of the bispectrum to rotor current signals is proposed to detect field winding faults in wound rotor synchronous motors. These signals are analyzed both under starting and under steady-state regimes. Furthermore, a new indicator based on bispectral kurtosis is proposed, yielding satisfactory results for fault classific...

The Chi distribution is a continuous probability distribution of a random variable obtained from the positive square root of the sum of k squared variables, each coming from a standard Normal distribution (mean = 0 and variance = 1). The variable k indicates the degrees of freedom. The usual expression for the Chi distribution can be generalised to...

The reaction times of individuals over consecutive visual stimuli have been studied using an entropy-based model and a failure machinery approach. The used tools include the fast Fourier transform and a spectral entropy analysis. The results indicate that the reaction times produced by the independently responding individuals to visual stimuli appe...

We apply power spectral analysis based on covariance function and spectral subtraction to detect adjacent and non-adjacent bar breakages. We obtain a spectral pattern when the signal presents one or various broken bars, independent of the relative position of the bar breakages. The proposed algorithm gives satisfactory results for detectability com...

In this paper, we discuss stochastic differential-algebraic equations (SDAEs) and the asymptotic stability assessment for such systems via Lyapunov exponents (LEs). We focus on index-1 SDAEs and their reformulation as ordinary stochastic differential equations (SDEs). Via ergodic theory, it is then feasible to analyze the LEs via the random dynamic...

We present a simple quantum-mechanical estimate of the cosmological constant of a Newtonian Universe. We first mimic the dynamics of a Newtonian spacetime by means of a nonrelativistic quantum mechanics for the matter contents of the Universe (baryonic and dark) within a fixed (i.e. nondynamical) Euclidean spacetime. Then we identify an operator th...

The reaction times of individuals over consecutive visual stimuli have been studied using spectral analysis and a failure machinery approach. The used tools include the fast Fourier transform and a spectral entropy analysis. The results indicate that the reaction times produced by the independently responding individuals to visual stimuli appear to...

We present a simple quantum-mechanical estimate of the cosmological constant of a Newtonian Universe. We first mimic the dynamics of a Newtonian spacetime by means of a nonrelativistic quantum mechanics for the matter contents of the Universe (baryonic and dark) within a fixed (i.e., nondynamical) Euclidean spacetime. Then we identify an operator t...

Metallic hollow nanoparticles exhibit interesting optical properties that can be controlled by geometrical parameters. Irradiation with femtosecond laser pulses has emerged recently as a valuable tool for reshaping and size modification of plasmonic metal nanoparticles, thereby enabling the synthesis of nanostructures with unique morphologies. In t...

The analysis and modeling of unconventional thermal zones is a first step for the inclusion of low-cost spaces and for the assessment of the environmental impact among areas of human use in warm climates. In this paper, the heat transfer in a geodesic dome located at the University of Magdalena (Colombia) is modeled and simulated. The simulator is...

In this paper we discuss Stochastic Differential-Algebraic Equations (SDAEs) and the asymptotic stability assessment for such systems via Lyapunov exponents (LEs). We focus on index-one SDAEs and their reformulation as ordinary stochastic differential equation (SDE). Via ergodic theory it is then feasible to analyze the LEs via the random dynamical...

For several years, reports have been published about fluctuations in measured radioactive decay time-series and in some instances linked to astrophysical as well as classical environmental influences. Anomalous behaviors of radioactive decay measurement and measurement of capacitance inside and outside a modified Faraday cage were documented by our...

As a continuation of our previous work, where a Maxwell-Boltzmann distribution was found to model a collective's reaction times, in this work we will carry out a percentile study of the χ distribution for some freedom ranging from k = 2 to k = 10. The most commonly used percentiles in the biomedical and behavioral sciences have been included in the...

This work is a review of current trends in the stray flux signal processing techniques applied to the diagnosis of electrical machines. Initially, a review of the most commonly used standard methods is performed in the diagnosis of failures in induction machines and using stray flux; and then specifically it is treated and performed the algorithms...

Time-series of background radiation (measured inside a multilayer structure), geomagnetic activity, and cosmic-ray activity has been analyzed using linear correlation analysis and a new correlation measure based on the one-dimensional component of the fourth-order cumulant. The new method is proposed based on the fact that the cumulant of a random...

The high energy blazar, Markarian 501 was observed as a part of multi-instrument and multiwavelength campaign spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum for 4.5 months during March 15 to August 1, 2009. On May 1, Whipple 10 m telescope observed a very strong γ-ray flare in a time interval of about 0.5 h. Apart from this flare, high state and low s...

In this work, we analyzed time-series of background radiation inside a multilayer interleaving structure, geomagnetic activity and cosmic-ray activity using the Pearson correlation coefficient and a new correlation measure based on the one-dimensional component of the fourth order cumulant. The new method is proposed based on the fact that the cumu...

We present a detailed study of heating and cooling processes in LED luminaires with passive heat sinks. Our analysis is supported by numerical simulations as well as experimental measurements, carried on commercial systems used for outdoor lighting. We have focused our analysis on the common case of a single LED source in thermal contact with an al...

Smart control systems and new technologies are necessary to reduce the energy consumption in buildings while achieving thermal comfort. In this work, we monitor the thermal evolution inside a scale reduced closed space whose exterior and/ or interior wall faces have been painted with a coating solution. Based on the experimental data obtained under...

An individual's reaction time data to visual stimuli have usually been represented in Experimental Psychology by means of an ex-Gaussian function (EGF). In most previous works, researchers have mainly aimed at finding a meaning for the three parameters of the EGF in relation to psychological phenomena. We will focus on interpreting the reaction tim...

The high energy blazar, Markarian 501 was observed as a part of multi-instrument and multiwavelength campaign spanning the whole electromagnetic spectrum for 4.5 months during March 15 to August 1, 2009. On May 1, Whipple 10m telescope observed a very strong $\gamma$-ray flare in a time interval of about 0.5 h. Apart from this flare, high state and...

The purpose of this work is to investigate the effect of environmental variables on the electric energy expenditure of a typical surface warship. Studies with similar objectives are much more frequent for merchant ships, but warship operations have peculiarities that will be emphasised. In particular, they spend large fractions of their life cycle...

To reduce the energy consumption in buildings is necessary to analyze individual rooms and thermal zones, studying mathematical models and applying new control techniques. In this paper, the design, simulation and experimental evaluation of a sliding mode controller for regulating internal temperature in a thermal zone is presented. We propose an e...

A classification methodology based on an experimental study is proposed towards a fast pre-diagnosis of attention deficit. Our sample consisted of school-aged children between 8 and 12 years from Valencia, Spain. The study was based on the response time (RT) to visual stimuli in computerized tasks. The process of answering consecutive questions usu...