Marcos Vera Coello

ResearcherID: B-7122-2013Marcos Vera Coello

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Office: 1.1.D.01    Phone: (+34) 91 624 9987     Email: mvcoello @ ing.uc3m.es

Education

Marcos Vera holds a 6-year degree in Aeronautical Engineering (1999) from the School of Aeronautics in Madrid. During his 6-year education programme, he worked as under-graduate research fellow under the supervision of Prof. Jose M. Vega studying dynamical systems, bifurcations and chaos.

After his graduation, he obtained a PhD in Aeronautical Engineering (2004) in the Department of Propulsion and Fluid Dynamics of the School of Aeronautics, under the supervision of Prof. Amable Liñán. His dissertation dealt with unsteady, preferential diffusion and heat release effects in laminar flamelet models, with a focus on strained premixed flames and diffusion-flame/vortex interactions.

During his PhD, Marcos complemented his education with various stays at the University of California San Diego under the supervision of Prof. Forman Williams, and at the Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, where he attended the trimestral program "Dynamique des fronts réactifs".

Research Interests

Marcos' research interests are in the field of the asymptotic and numerical analysis of laminar flows involving chemical (combustion) or electrochemical (fuel cells) reactions, and heat & mass transfer processes. His work covers a wide variety of topics, such as premixed and non-premixed flames, triple flames, flame/vortex interactions, starting jets & vortex rings, catalytic micro-reactors, PEM fuel cell modelling, counterflow heat exchangers, natural convection in power transformers, etc.

Publications

  1. M. Vera, A. Liñán, Low Peclet number flow of a reacting mixture past an array of catalytic wires, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 8 (2004) 97-121. (e-journal, PDF)
  2. M. Vera, A. Liñán, On the interaction of vortices with mixing layers, Physics of Fluids, 16 (2004) 2237–2254. (e-journal, PDF)
  3. I. Iglesias, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, A. Liñán, Simulations of starting gas jets at low Mach numbers, Physics of Fluids, 17 (2005) 038105, 1-4. (e-journal)
  4. A. Liñán, E. Fernández-Tarrazo, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, Lifted laminar jet diffusion flames, Combustion Science and Technology, 177 (2005) 933–953. (e-journal, PDF)
  5. E. Fernández-Tarrazo, M. Vera, A. Liñán, Lift-off and blow-off of a diffusion flame between parallel streams of fuel and air, Combustion and Flame, 144 (2006) 261–276. (e-journal, PDF)
  6. A. L. Sánchez, M. Vera, A. Liñán, Exact solutions for transient mixing of two different gases of different density, Physics of Fluids, 18 (2006) 078102. (e-journal, PDF)
  7. M. Hermanns, M. Vera, A. Linán, On the dynamics of flame-edges in diffusion-flame/vortex interactions, Combustion and Flame, 149 (2007) 32–48. (e-journal)
  8. M. Vera, A single-phase model for liquid-feed DMFC cells with non-Tafel kinetics, Journal of Power Sources, 171 (2007) 763-777. (e-journal)
  9. A. Velazquez, B. Mendez, M. Vera, Finite point low Mach number algorithm for unsteady nonisothermal flows: Application to the study of reactive flow past a thin catalytic wire, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications,  55 (2009) 983–1003. (e-journal)
  10. M. Vera, A. Liñán, Laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers: Exact and approximate solutions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 53 (2010) 4885–4898. (e-journal)
  11. M. Vera, A. Liñán, Exact solution for the conjugate fluid–fluid problem in the thermal entrance region of laminar counterflow heat exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54 (2011) 490–499. (e-journal)
  12. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, R. Zaera, Nonlinear orthotropic model of the inhomogeneous assembly compression of PEM fuel cell gas diffusion layers, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36 (2011) 11856-11870. (e-journal, PDF)
  13. M. Vera, I. Iglesias, A. L. Sánchez, C. Martínez-Bazán, Ingeniería Fluidomecánica, Paraninfo S.A. Ediciones, ISBN: 978-84-9732-904-0, 2012. (URL)
  14. I. Iglesias, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, A. Liñán, Numerical analyses of deflagration initiation by a hot jet, Combustion Theory and Modelling, 16 (2012) 994–1010. (e-journal)
  15. J. Carpio, I. Iglesias, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, A. Liñán, Critical radius for hot-jet ignition of hydrogen-air mixtures, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 38 (2013) 3105–3109 (e-journal)
  16. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, I. Iglesias, Modeling of the anode of a liquid-feed DMFC: inhomogeneous compression effects and two-phase transport phenomena, Journal of Power Sources 246 (2014) 239–252. (e-journal)
  17. A. E. Quintero, M. Vera, B. Rivero-de-Aguilar, Wall conduction effects in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 70 (2014) 939-953. (e-journal, PDF)
  18. D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, I. Biswas, K. A. Friedrich, J. Sánchez-Monreal, M. Vera, Effect of the inlet gas humidification on PEMFC behavior and current density distribution, ECS Transactions 64(3) (2014) 603–617. (e-journal)
  19. A. Liñán, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, Ignition, lift-off, and extinction of gaseous diffusion flames, Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics, 47 (2015) 293–314. (e-journal)
  20. A. Liñán, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, The large-activation-energy analysis of strain-induced extinction, Supplemental Material to Annual Review of Fluid Mechanics 47 (2015) 293–314. (e-journal)
  21. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the effects of assembly compression on the performance of liquid-feed DMFCs under methanol-limiting conditions: A 2D numerical study, Journal of Power Sources 285 (2015) 543-558. (e-journal)
  22. P. A. García-Salaberri, G. S. Hwang, M. Vera, A. Weber, J. T. Gostick, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of through-plane saturation distribution, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 86 (2015) 319–333. (e-journal)
  23. P. A. García-Salaberri, J. Gostick, G. Hwang, A. Z. Weber, M. Vera, Effective diffusivity in partially-saturated carbon-fiber gas diffusion layers: Effect of local saturation and application to macroscopic continuum models, Journal of Power Sources 296 (2015) 440–453. (e-journal)
  24. M. Vera, A. E. Quintero, Wall conduction effects in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers with small scale wall corrugations, In: S. N. Kazi (Ed.), Heat Transfer Studies and Applications, InTech, Rijeka (2015). (e-book, PDF)
  25. J. Carpio, J. L. Prieto, M. Vera, A local anisotropic adaptive algorithm for the solution of time-dependent combustion problems, Journal of Computational Physics 306 (2016) 19–42. (PDF)
  26. D. G. Sanchez, T. Ruiu, K. A. Friedrich, J. Sanchez-Monreal, M. Vera, Analysis of the Influence of Temperature and Gas Humidity on the Performance Stability of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane Fuel Cells, Journal of the Electrochemical Society 163 (2016) F1–F10. (PDF)
  27. P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, On the effect of operating conditions in liquid-feed direct methanol fuel cells: A multiphysics modeling approach, Energy 113 (2016) 1265-1287.
  28. J. Carpio, I. Iglesias, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, Critical slot size for deflagration initiation by hot-products discharge into hydrogen-air atmospheres, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 42 (2) (2017) 1298-1305.
  29. A. Liñán, D. Martínez-Ruiz, M. Vera, A. L. Sánchez, The large-activation-energy analysis of extinction of counterflow diffusion flames with non-unity Lewis numbers of the fuel, Combustion and Flame 175 (2017) 91-106.
  30. A. E. Quintero, M. Vera, Laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers: An exact solution including axial and transverse wall conduction effects, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 104 (2017) 1229-1245.
  31. P. A. García-Salaberri, D. G. Sánchez, P. Boillat, M. Vera, K. A. Friedrich, Hydration and dehydration cycles in polymer electrolyte fuel cells operated with wet anode and dry cathode feed: A neutron imaging and modeling study, Journal of Power Sources 359 (2017) 634-655.
  32. J. Sánchez-Monreal, P. A. García-Salaberri, M. Vera, A genetically optimized kinetic model for ethanol electro-oxidation on Pt-based binary catalysts used in direct ethanol fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources 363 (2017) 341-355.
  33. A. E. Quintero, M. Vera, Laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers: An exact solution including axial and transverse wall conduction effects, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 116 (2018) 840-857.
  34. M. Vera, J. Carpio, M. Hermanns, A. Liñán, A diagram of combustion regimes for diluted H2-air diffusion flame/vortex interactions, Journal of Fluid Mechanics (20XX) In preparation.
  35. M. Vera, A. E. Quintero, Thermal coupling between two shear-induced flows separated by a heat conducting wall with oblique periodic corrugations, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (20XX) In preparation.

Teaching activities

Over the last years, Marcos has taught undergraduate courses of Fluid Mechanics, Acoustics, Combustion, and Explosion Dynamics, as well as graduate courses of Heat and Mass Transfer and Fundamentals of Aeronautical Engineering.

Present PhD Students

Gustavo A. Patiño, Thermal-hydraulic network modeling of power tranformer windings

Desiree Ruiz-Martín, Mathematical modeling of membraneless redox flow batteries

Past PhD Students

Juan Sánchez-Monreal, Polymer exchange membrane fuel cells modeling: from kinetic models to water management (2017)

Alberto E. Quintero, On the role of axial and transverse wall conduction in laminar counterflow parallel-plate heat exchangers with flat and corrugated plates (2016) (PDF)

Pablo A. García-Salaberri, Multiphysics modeling of liquid-feed direct methanol fuel cells and characterization of diffusive transport properties of gas diffusion layers (2015) (PDF)