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Water Webinar | Modern Challenges in Industrial Hydraulics

4 Nov 2021, 15:00 (CET)

Ecodesign Hydraulics, Water Networks, Energy Harvesting, Hydrotransients, Water Hammer, Filling and Emptying Process, Smart Water Systems
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Welcome from the Chair

4th Water Webinar

Modern Challenges in Industrial Hydraulics

Modern challenges in industrial hydraulics include different domains of hydrodynamics, such as the investigation and implementation of the physical and experimental applications, and research into modelling and simulation of the characteristics associated with water flowing in pipe systems. Using advanced numerical and physical models in field experiments, and tests in different types of laboratory set-ups, specialists in hydraulics present the best analyses and new design concepts. They apply different eco-design techniques and use advanced simulation tools to obtain safe and suitable solutions for industrial hydraulic problems, as well as those relating to the pressure control, energy dissipation and production, and complex hydraulic phenomena under an integrated water–energy nexus.

There are many structural challenges facing the development of modern systems, from the water supply to the population and economic activities, to the improvement of water sectors.

The population growth results in a concentration of water demand and a consequent need for water management. The use of advanced studies and technologies, as well as the adoption of more robust control and management models, are necessary to better suit the safety water systems. The concept of smart and integrated water systems utilizes advanced information technologies for system monitoring data to achieve greater efficiency in the resource allocation. In addition, to increase the system efficiency, the prevention and the early detection of problems allow the development of the best practice in the asset management. A smart system uses real-time data, optimization variables, dynamic controls, and smart meters in order to balance the demand, minimize the overpressures, and save water and energy.

Date: 4 November 2021

Time: 3:00pm CET | 10:00am EDT | 10:00pm CST Asia

Webinar ID: 896 9713 6605

Webinar Secretariat: water.webinar@mdpi.com

Chair

Department of Civil Engineering, University of Lisbon, IST – Tecnico Lisboa / CERIS, Lisbon, Portugal

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Bio
Helena Margarida Ramos achieved her MSc degree in 1987, her PhD degree in 1995, and her Habilitation degree in 2005. She is a Professor at Instituto Superior Técnico (University of Lisbon) in 15 different courses. She has more than 400 publications, with 7 published books, 182 international scientific papers in journals with referee, and 156 scientific papers in international conferences. She has participated in 32 scientific research projects. She has been Editor-in-Chief of the Water (MDPI) journal, Guest Editor of six Special Issues in the Water and Energies (MDPI) journals, an invited speaker of webinars, and has developed scientific activities as a member of editorial teams and as a reviewer of different scientific journals. She has received four awards from scientific societies and has been member/collaborator of several International Scientific Committees. She has had nine IST Management positions at IST. She has been invited as supervisor and evaluator of several examinations (projects, PhD, and MSc), and to develop/participate in projects and proposals (covering contacts crossing the EU, Latin America, Canada, Hong Kong, China, and the USA).

Invited Speakers

Dept. of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, University of Napoli Federico II, Napoli, Italy

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Prof. Armando Carravetta is full Professor in Hydraulics at the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department (DICEA) of University of Naples Federico II and the Director of Hydro Energy Lab of CESMA. His research activity is focused on hydraulics, hydropower, pumps, pumping systems, water networks, renewable energy sources, and slurry flows. He has more than 100 publications, including a book on hydraulics, a manual on pipeline components, a Springer book on pumps as turbines, and three international patents. He is the supervisor of post-doc, PhD, and MSc students. He is also a PhD examiner and project reviewer for national and international universities. In addition, he serves as associate editor of Water, Energy and Environment Res. Journal; a reviewer for JHE, JHR, JRotating Machinery, JHydroinformatics, Sustainability, Water, Urban Water, Fluids, and Eng. Optimization; and was the keynote speaker at the conferences of European pump manufacturers, EUROPUMP 2012 and EUROPUMP 2016. He is a member of the Europump working group for the development of EC standards for waste water pumps and a member of the Italian UNI and Assopompe Technical Commission for EC standard implementation.

West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics, Szczecin, Poland

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Dr. Kamil Urbanowicz defended his MSc dissertation in 2004, achieved his PhD thesis in 2009, and received his Habilitation degree in 2019. He is an Associate Professor at West Pomeranian University of Technology (teaching Solid Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics). His research activity is focused mainly on numerical and analytical modelling of fluid transients that occur in many systems: hydraulic, water supply, hydropower plants, transmission lines, and cooling or heating systems. Since the start of his professional career, he has worked on progresses in most important accompanying fluid transients’ phenomena such as: frequency dependent friction (unsteady friction); cavitation; and retarded strain modelling (occurring in plastic-viscoelastic pipes). In recent years, he is also interested in the unification and simplification of analytical solutions related to fluid transients in pressurize pipes. He has written more than 50 publications (more than 30 of them are indexed in the Scopus and Web of Science databases) and is a reviewer of around 20 journals from Journal Citation Reports. He participated in several national scientific research projects, and has been a member of the Polish Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics since 2008, and a member of the Polish Academy of Science (Fluid Mechanics Section) since February 2021.

Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering Department, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

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Dr. Vicente S. Fuertes-Miquel is an Industrial Engineer from the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (1992). He received his PhD in Hydraulic Engineering from the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (2001). Currently, he is an Associate Professor. His research activity is focused on analysis, modelling, and design of hydraulic systems; operation and maintenance of hydraulic systems; hydraulic elements (pumps, valves, pipelines, etc.); hydraulic transients in pressurized systems; hydraulic transients with entrapped air; management of water services; efficient use of water; and fluid facilities inside buildings. He is the author and editor of several books; he has written a number of research papers published in high impact journals and presented many contributions to international events; he has participated in numerous R&D projects, and served as project coordinator in some of them; and he participates in doctoral programs and numerous postgraduate courses.

Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Cartagena, Colombia

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Dr. Óscar E. Coronado-Hernández is a Civil Engineer from the Universidad de Cartagena, Colombia (2007). In addition, he has a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering in the field of Water Resources and Hydroinformatics in the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia (2010). He received his PhD in Hydraulic Engineering from the Department of Hydraulic and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain (2019). Currently, he is an Associate Professor at the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Colombia. His research activity is focused on hydraulic transients with entrapped air in pressurized systems; analysis, modeling, and design of urban drainage structures; and hydrological studies considering climate change effects. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers; he has written many research articles published in the quartile 1 and 2 of the WoS and Scopus database; and he has been director of undergraduate and postgraduate theses.

Webinar Content

On Thursday 4 November 2021, MDPI and the Journal Water organized their 4th webinar, entitled "Modern Challenges in Industrial Hydraulics".

The introduction was held by the Chair of the webinar, Prof. Dr. Helena M. Ramos from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Lisbon, IST in Portugal. Prof. Ramos has been invited as supervisor and evaluator of several examinations (projects, PhD, and MSc), and to develop/participate in projects and proposals (covering contacts crossing the EU, Latin America, Canada, Hong Kong, China, and the USA).

The first speaker to kick off this webinar was Prof. Dr. Armando Carravetta from the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering at the University of Napoli Federico II in Italy. He talked about the eco-design of hydraulic components for energy harvesting in water networks. His research activity is focused on hydraulics, hydropower, pumps, pumping systems, water networks, renewable energy sources, and slurry flows.

The second presentation with the title "Progress in Modelling of Water Hammer" was held by Dr. Kamil Urbanowicz from West Pomeranian University of Technology in Szczecin in Poland. His research activity is focused mainly on numerical and analytical modelling of fluid transients that occur in many systems: hydraulic, water supply, hydropower plants, transmission lines, and cooling or heating systems.

Dr. Óscar E. Coronado-Hernández from the Facultad de Ingeniería at Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar in Colombia gave the last presentation entitled “Hydraulic Transients During Filling and Emptying Processes in Pressurized Pipelines”. His research activity is focused on hydraulic transients with entrapped air in pressurized systems; analysis, modeling, and design of urban drainage structures; and hydrological studies considering climate change effects.

The presentations were followed by a Q&A and a discussion, moderated by the Chair. The webinar was offered via Zoom and required registration to attend. The full recording can be found here on Sciforum website. In order to stay updated on the next webinars on Water, be sure to sign up for our newsletter by clicking on “Subscribe” at the top of the page.

Program

Speaker/Presentation

Time in CET

Prof. Dr. Helena M. Ramos

Chair Introduction

3:00 - 3:10 pm

Prof. Dr. Armando Carravetta

Eco-Design of Hydraulic Components for Energy Harvesting in Water Networks

3:10 - 3:35 pm

Dr. Kamil Urbanowicz

Progress in Modelling of Water Hammer

3:35 - 4:00 pm

Dr. Vicente S. Fuertes-Miquel & Dr. Óscar E. Coronado-Hernández

Hydraulic Transients During Filling and Emptying Processes in Pressurized Pipelines

4:00 - 4:35 pm

Q&A

4:35 - 4:55 pm

Closing of Webinar
Prof. Dr. Helena M. Ramos

4:55 - 5:00 pm

Relevant SIs

Hydraulic Transients in Water Distribution Systems
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Vicente S. Fuertes-Miquel
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021

Energy Recovery and Hybrid Solutions in the Water Sector
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Helena M. Ramos, Prof. Dr. Armando Carravetta & Prof. Dr. Aonghus McNabola
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2022

About an Important Phenomenon—Water Hammer
Guest Editors: Dr. Kamil Urbanowicz & Prof. Dr. Helena M. Ramos
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2022

Pumped-Storage Hydropower: Flexible Giants for the Energy Transition
Guest Editors: Dr. Wolfgang Richter & Dr. Kaspar Vereide
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 April 2022

Water Systems towards New Future Challenges
Guest Editor: Prof. Dr. Helena M. Ramos
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2016)

New Challenges in Water Systems
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Helena M. Ramos, Prof. Armando Carravetta & Prof. Dr. Aonghus McNabola
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019)

Physical Modelling in Hydraulics Engineering
Guest Editors: Prof. Dr. Enrique Peña-González & Dr. Jose Anta Alvarez
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021)

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