Tizón Pulido, Juan Manuel; Sierra, Pablo; Navarro, Emilio
[EN] Normally, classroom problems are solved using over-simplified models which allow to obtain
the solution manually. However, these problems are addressed in the industry with
very sophisticated software packages that have long learning curves. For obvious reasons
of time and space, this professional software cannot be used in the classroom activities.
In this work, it is built LPRES Library that emulates the elements of the professional
ESPSS Library and it is possible to simulate liquid rocket engines using EcosimPro
LPRES library employs simple models that the student manages to solve classroom
problems but now they can address the simulation of real systems with many elements.
Font Marques, Meritxell; Ginovart Gisbert, Marta
[EN] In this paper we have analysed various computer models published in scientific journals dealing with the
study of microbial growth in semi-solid and heterogeneous environments on surface, to assess the interest
and usefulness that these models could have in an academic context. We have chosen two of the analysed
models as fundamental references and specific sources of information for the design and configuration
of a new individual-based model that can be handled in the study of microbial systems. The new model
developed, called INDISIM-Plate-NL, can deal with non-planktonic growth of the bacterium Escherichia
coli on a surface, and it has been implemented in the free...
Ferrando Martín, Vicente; Remón Martín, Laura; Furlan, Walter D.; Monsoriu Serra, Juan A.
[EN] This work presents the design and construction of a spectrometer made in the laboratory and the development
of mathematical models needed to process and analyze the acquired spectrum. For modeling functions
it has been used LabVIEW program. The aim is to bring this type of instrumentation to engineering students
from both, physical and mathematical point of view. The application has been successfully integrated
in the learning strategies of the course Sensores Fisicos, Master Universitario en Sensores Para Aplicaciones
Industriales at the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. As an example, we have characterized
different light sources emitting in different regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Donat, Paula; Rueda, Pilar; Sánchez-Pérez, Enrique Alfonso
[EN] This paper has a twofold purpose. First, to structure and relate a teaching experience on
the tutoring of a graduation work in Mathematics made in the University of Valencia.
The main property of the didactic purpose involved in the project is that it deals with the
geometric properties of a landmark building of the city of Valencia. Our aim is to analyze
the process of formulation, firming up, documentation and elaboration of the work that
was followed during this experience. Second, to analyze the methodology used to obtain
and valuate the results that come from one of the fundamental parts of this work: the
Arrieta, Marina Patricia; López Martínez, Juan; Ferrándiz Bou, Santiago; Rayón Encinas, Emilio
[EN] In this work a study of the mechanical properties of a biodegradable polymer, poly(lactic acid) (PLA),
and its variation due to the addition of 25 wt % of another biodegradable polymer, poly(hydroxybutyrate)
(PHB) is presented. The PLA sample and the PLA-PHB (75:25) blend were characterized in terms of
their mechanical properties by means of tensile test measurements, microhardness and nanoindentation
with the aim of providing a comprehensive approach of the mechanical properties of these materials to
facilitate the students of material science understanding the mechanical properties of biodegradable polymers.
Ferrando Palomares, Irene; Pedro Ferrer, María Luisa
[EN] This paper presents a didactical proposal for 11th grade students. The purpose of the
activities is to show the relationship between astronomy and mathematics, specifically with
the calculation of both geographic coordinates: latitude and longitude. The methodology
used encourages independent work of students by using interactive digital applications and
manipulative materials. These ressources allow students to work more easily with threedimensional
geometry concepts that, otherwise, are abstract for them. The proposal is
based on a classic problem: find the exact geographic position of any point on the Earth.
Esteban Romero, Ramon
[EN] We present some control characters and digits present in the Spanish national identity
document as an example of the application of modular arithmetics to the design of error
correcting codes. This activity has been developed inside the ESTALMAT programme for
the stimulation of mathematical talent and in the summer scientific campuses organised