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LECTURE: Heat and Mass transfer Modeling in Biomass Thermochemical Conversion

Alessandro Manni This short course objective is to give an in-depth understanding of the most important issues in biomass thermochemical processes modeling. Pyrolysis, Gasification, Combustion and Hydrothermal Carbonization processes are analyzed. Firstly, biomass main characteristics and characterization techniques are recalled. Then the thermochemical conversion processes are illustrated by analyzing all the various sub-processes. Special attention …

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Lecture: Technologies for the management and evaluation of physical exercise

Massimiliano Febbi, Luca MarinSensor Medica Program In the last period, the production of technology aimed at the administration of all types of physical exercise has increased exponentially.The course aims to provide knowledge of the technological tools most used for the administration and evaluation of physical exercise, connecting them to the Internet of Things (IoT).Another objective …

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Lecture: Smart Numerical Signal Processing Techniques

Enrico M. Staderini This course is focused on the practical issues regarding numerical signal processing techniques which are often neglected in conventional university signal processing classes. For teaching purpose the students are indeed introduced to the use ofstandard processing software like MATLAB, R, SciLab, Octave, Mathematica, LabView to name a few, but they eventually are …

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Lecture: Therapeutic Ultrasound technologies: engineering topics and solutions for pre-clinical (cellular and in-vivo) and clinical applications.

Gaetano Barbato Programme Aim of the course is to learn the basic aspects and the technical problems posed by pre-clinical and clinical applications of therapeutic ultrasounds and the up-to-date physical and engineering solutions adopted in the currently available devices. Main Topics Covered: a) Basic notions on physics of ultrasound propagation b) Basic notions on the …

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Lecture: Ion conducting polymers for fuel cells

Riccardo Narducci Programme General aspects of the fuel cells. General aspects of polymers. Characterization techniques: conductivity / impedance, water uptake, definition of lambda, mechanical properties, Young’s modulus, dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), ionomer nc analysis (INCA Method). Thermal and cross-link treatments. Proton conducting ionomers: perfluorosulfonic acid (PFSA), long side chain (LSC) Nafion, …

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Lecture: Corrosion of Metallic Materials

Annalisa Acquesta Programme General introduction of corrosion phenomena. Corrosion mechanisms, principles of electrochemistry. Thermodynamics: Nerst equation, corrosion tendency and electrode potentials, Pourbaix diagrams. Kinetics: polarization and corrosion rate, causes of polarization.  Active-to-passive metals. Corrosion morphologies, crevice corrosion, pitting, stress corrosion, corrosion fatigue, intergranular corrosion, hydrogen embrittlement. Effect of metallurgical, mechanical, microbiological and environmental factors. Electrochemical …

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Lecture: Additive manufacturing of metals: microstructural features

Eleonora Santecchia Programme Principles of additive manufacturing. Metal additive manufacturing techniques. Powder bed fusion equipments: melting vs. sintering. Standards and regulations. Metal powders feedstock for additive manufacturing: production and properties. Characterization of manufactured samples. Microstructure analysis and comparison with conventional manufacturing techniques. The welding similitude. Titanium alloys produced by additive manufacturing. Cobalt-based alloys for biomedical …

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Lecture: Technologies and Methods of Sport Performance Assessment

Giuseppe Annino Programme Aim of the course is to learn the basic aspect of the technical features of instrumental devices used on sport performance assessment and the relative methods used to monitoring the training and the assessment of neuromuscular, biomechanical and metabolic characteristics of athletes. In addition, the course will deal with issues related to …

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