Fluid flow and heat transfer in microchannel devices for cooling applications: Experimental and numerical approaches
In a collaboration between IN+ and the Advanced Engineering Centre (AEC), of the University of Brighton, it was explored the potential advantage of using flow boiling conditions through experimental and numerical approaches. This study proposes flexible and inexpensive microchannel based heat sinks as a game changer for cooling solution of high concentration photovoltaic panels.
National core competencies and dynamic capabilities in times of crisis
Did you know that the pre-existence of domestic production capabilities in times of crisis, regardless of its size, can be crucial in situations involving national shortages of safety-critical products? This research explores the importance of domestic industrial capabilities during crises through a comparative case study to the sudden spike in demand for the manufacture of mechanical ventilators brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Did you know that between 1995 and 2017 the Portuguese economy went through 5 different phases of economic development and material use? And that there was a progressive increase in efforts towards sustainable growth? In this research brief, we analysed a study developed by Sónia Cunha and Paulo Ferrão on the socioeconomic metabolism of Portuguese economy between 1995 and 2017.