Javier Burguete

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An experimental study of a turbulent von Kármán flow in a cylinder is presented. The mean flow is stationary up to a Reynolds number Re=10(4) where a bifurcation takes place. The new regime breaks some symmetries of the problem and becomes time dependent because of equatorial vortices moving with a precession movement. In the exact counterrotating case, a(More)
The response of a nonlinear state to a variable forcing periodic in space is studied in an extended dynamical system consisting of a liquid crystal layer driven to convection. Both the statics and the dynamics of the entrainment and the locking effects are analyzed. The dynamics of the evolution are controlled by topological singularities that allow a(More)
A simple and independent system to detect and measure the position of a number of points in space was devised and implemented. Its application aimed to detect patient motion during radiotherapy treatments, alert of out-of-tolerances motion, and record the trajectories for subsequent studies. The system obtains the 3D position of points in space, through its(More)
The number of intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) procedures is continuously growing worldwide and it is necessary to develop tools for patient specific quality assurance (QA) that avoid using machine time that could be employed in treating additional patients. One way of achieving this goal is to perform a multileaf collimator quality assurance(More)
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BACKGROUND Laryngo-pharyngeal mechano-sensitivity (LPMS) is involved in dysphagia, sleep apnea, stroke, irritable larynx syndrome and cough hypersensitivity syndrome among other disorders. These conditions are associated with a wide range of airway reflex abnormalities. However, the current device for exploring LPMS is limited because it assesses only the(More)
We study the convective motion forced by lateral heating on a liquid layer. The movement is caused by two forces: buoyancy and thermocapillarity on the free surface, which is open to the air. As soon as a temperature gradient is imposed along the liquid layer, the fluid begins to move. When a certain threshold of the temperature difference is attained, this(More)
Numerous studies have analyzed the solid-set sprinkler irrigation system performance. However, the effect of field-boundaries irrigation has not been considered in the whole-field performance. The objectives of this study were (1) to characterize two different solutions to irrigate field boundaries (full-circle sprinkler equipped with a deflecting plate,(More)