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The University of Camagüey is a university located in Camagüey, Cuba. It was founded in 1967 and is organized in 8 Faculties. Wikipedia.

Perez Sanchez A.,University of Camaguey
Power | Year: 2016

In Cuba, its sugarcane agribusiness plays an important role in the rapid development and growth of the country's internal and external markets. At present, sugarcane biomass constitutes the energy source with highest potential in the medium to long term, as its sugarcane industry produces millions of tons per year of high-energy-value residues. A discussion covers the composition of bagasse and its use; top countries using bagasse for fuel; bagasse cogeneration; Some Cuban sugar factories are applying several measures taken by the Cuban sugar factories to increase and optimize the efficiency of their cogeneration systems; advantages of the implementation of efficient cogeneration systems to the Cuban economy; biomass fuel blending; and sources of gaseous pollutants found in the sugarcane industry. Source

Rodriguez Algeciras J.A.,University of Camaguey | Matzarakis A.,Research Center Human Biometeorology
International Journal of Biometeorology | Year: 2015

In order to contribute to the sustainability of the outdoor environment, knowledge about the urban thermal bioclimate should be transferred into climatic guidelines for planning. The general framework of this study responds to the need of analyzing thermal bioclimate in Mediterranean climate regions and its influence as an urban design factor. The paper analyzes the background of the urban climate and thermal bioclimate conditions in Barcelona (Spain), through the effect of shade conditions and wind speed variations. Simulations of shade and wind speed variations were performed to evaluate changes in thermal bioclimate due to modifications in urban morphology. Air temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and solar radiation for the period from January, 2001 to January, 2015 were used to calculate physiologically equivalent temperature (PET) using the RayMan model. The results demonstrate that shade is the most important strategy to improve urban microclimatic conditions. In Barcelona, human thermal comfort conditions can be improved by shade and wind speed increase in terms of PET above 23 °C and by a wind speed decrease for thresholds of PET below 18 °C. Heat stress situations can be mitigated by shade and wind speed increase in conditions above 35 and 45 °C, respectively. The results of the study are an important contribution for urban planners, due to their possibilities and potential for the description of microclimatic conditions in Mediterranean climate regions. The knowledge is useful for improved human thermal comfort conditions, from the suitable configuration of urban form and architecture. © 2015 ISB Source

Larrua Quevedo R.,University of Camaguey | Larrua Quevedo R.,University of Sao Paulo | Silva V.P.,Carretera Circunvalacion
Fire Safety Journal | Year: 2013

An essential component of a composite beam is the shear connection between the steel section and the concrete slab. Contrasting to the great quantity of push-out tests carried out at room temperature, a reduced number of push-out tests at elevated temperatures has been reported. Comparisons of temperature development in two different types of specimens are made between existing test results and numerical simulations using the finite element package SuperTempcalc. Values for the thermal properties of materials, the heat transfer coefficient and emissivity recommended in EN 1991-1-2 and EN 1994-1-2 were taken as essential references. The sensitivity of the calibrated model to variation in connector diameter and height is assessed, taking into account the defined scope of the formulations of the above mentioned codes. Also, different alternatives on the level at which should be considered the concrete temperatures are evaluated. The parametric numerical studies demonstrate that the connector height, the concrete compressive strength and the level in which the concrete temperature is considered, have a great influence on the resistance, specifically when concrete failure prevails against stud failure. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Betancourt Bethencourt J.A.,University of Camaguey
Revista Cubana de Educacion Medica Superior | Year: 2015

An exploratory work was conducted to find out if agent-based models (ABM) as learning tools were accepted by students and professors of the University of Medical Sciences in Camaguey. This work began in October 2012 with two groups of 35 fifth-year medical students; five work teams were formed to simulate the spread of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) with different social behaviors in a small community. The selected model was the one named "AIDS", available in the Netlogo library. The professors were surveyed and the principal component analysis technique served to evaluate that survey. It was concluded that both students and professors agreed that this type of model might be included as a learning tool. © 2015, Editorial Ciencias Medicas. All rights received. Source

Betancourt J.A.,University of Camaguey
Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica/Pan American Journal of Public Health | Year: 2013

Human resources education for health workers has been predominantly discipline-oriented and fragmented, influencing research design and, in turn, scientific output. Several authors argue that university education should transition from disciplinarity to transdisciplinarity. To gather the theoretical underpinnings for this subject of international interest, a literature search was conducted in the PubMed, EBSCO, and SciELO databases in 2012, using the terms "transdisciplinary and translational research" in Spanish and English. The majority of authors believe that identifying problems from different perspectives by specialists and community members and leaders will be conducive to more effective intersectoral interventions. They suggest undertaking organizational change to reshape reshaping work styles and self-organizational forms of scientific activity. Finally, a transdisciplinary model for public health research has been proposed that is based on traditional project design tools, but with variations borrowed from a complex systems approach. © American Public Health Association, 2013. Source

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