Carmen Alfaro-Isac's research while affiliated with Instituto Tecnológico de Aragón and other places

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Micro-surface texturing of elastomeric seals is a validated method to improve the friction and wear characteristics of the seals. In this study, the injection process of high-viscosity elastomeric materials in moulds with wall microprotusions is evaluated. To this end, a novel CFD methodology is developed and implemented in OpenFOAM to address rubb...
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Computationally efficient, accurate and robust Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations involving thermodynamic properties from Equations of State (EOS) are hindered by limitations dictated by coupling strategies between EOS and CFD codes. This is a key aspect for a wide range of Chemical Engineering designs with special emphasis on those inv...

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... Globally, the used capacity of plastic first became greater than steel after the 1980s [1,2]. Injection molding was the most frequently applied manufacturing procedure and one of the most important techniques for global fabricating plastic parts [3,4]. However, it was a technologically complicated procedure and very hard to consider all the transformations occurring during the procedure. ...
... Reduced-order models have been developed in many areas of engineering, such as circuits (e.g., [1][2][3][4]), power systems (e.g., [5][6][7]), electromagnetics (e.g., [8][9][10]), fluid mechanics (e.g., [11][12][13]), nonlinear structural mechanics and earthquake engineering (e.g., [14]), nonlinear hydraulic fracturing problems (e.g., [15]), etc., to cite a few. Deep-learning artificial neural networks have been introduced to build on more traditional model-order reduction methods, such as the Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD), 1 to increase computational efficiency [16][17][18][19][20][21]. ...
... It can be explained as ZDM paradigm builds on SPC concepts, where the process is central with respect to other system components and resources. There also seems to be a trend towards more productcentricity in ZDM research (e.g., Krammer et al., 2017;Alfaro-Isac et al., 2019;Aal et al., 2020). Though the people-centric component of ZDM has begun to appear in the extant research, most of the examples seem to be rather coincidental, often coming secondary to a focus on the process dimension (e.g., Mahmud et al., 2015;Siew et al., 2016;Kang et al., 2019;Steringer et al., 2019;Wang et al., 2019). ...