Josep M Bergada
Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya
Dr. Eng. JM Bergada received his PhD from University Politechnic of Catalunya (UPC) (1996), Barcelona, Spain. His dissertation involved CFD flow simulation inside a servovalve and acoustic servovalve vibrations linked with flow instabilities. From 1996 to 2001 he developed several research projects at the Textile Research Institute (UPC). During the period 2000-2010 his research focused on CFD simulations and mathematical development of flow in relieve valves and axial piston pumps, this research being developed in collaboration with Prof. John Watton at Cardiff University UK. Several measurement test rigs were co-designed and build at Cardiff University to validate the theoretical results. From 2011 to 2014, his research was based in a collaboration with TU-Berlin, and the research focused on performance evaluation of fluidic amplifiers, mathematical study of vortexes generated below airplane wings nearby the ground, and dynamic frequency and amplitude variations of fluid placed inside small pipes used in turbulent flow measurements. From January 1990 until the present, he has always been working in the Fluid Mechanics department at ETSEIAT-UPC. During this period he has been in charge of three main subjects, Fluid Mechanics, Fluid Power and Hydraulic Machinery. He has over 70 papers published in international Journals and national and International conferences. He has recently written a book on Fluid Mechanics and one on Fluid Power, several solved problems books with other co-authors, related with hydraulic machinery and Fluid Power, are also to be considered.