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Lecture: Optothermal investigations for the analysis of Cultural Heritage structures

Noemi Orazi Programme Optothermal techniques for the analysis of Cultural Heritage: introduction. Artworks, books and archaeological findings: materials and structures. Determination of the thermophysical properties of opaque (copper alloys, gildings, etc…) and semitransparent (paper, parchment, etc…) materials. Visualization of subsurface graphical features in artworks by analysing the infrared emission contrast. Determination of the thermal diffusivity …

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Lecture: «The ‘Paradox’ of the galilean scientific method…» Methodologies of Modern Physics

prof. Aldo Tucciarone Programme The surprising interaction of Theory and Experiment, the ANSWER IS NOT UNIQUE!/ Relativity. Light quanta, Waves of matter. ‘Monotheistic’ Science, ‘Geometry’: its limits. Science, Technology, Science. The Method of ‘MODELLING’ : “AS IF”. Indeterminism. Determinism, namely: A STRIKING ‘19th CENTURY ERROR!/ Creativity. The Method of Prejudice/ “REALITY AS-IT-IS” / ‘CERTAINTY’ / …

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Lecture: Failure analysis course

prof. Alex Lanzutti Programme Introduction (2h) Introduction to failure analysis and description of the main morphologies of fractures. Causes of brittleness in metals and fracture mechanics. Production related defects in metals (3h) Description of defects due to casting, forging, welding and heat treatments. Introduction to the degradation mechanisms (8h) Fatigue, creep, corrosion/oxidation and wear. Instruments …

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Lecture: Ligth Alloys metallurgy and related technologies with industrial applications

prof. Claudio Testani Programme  Aluminum alloys classes and main properties differences. Innovative Al-alloys: Al-Sc alloys metallurgy. Ti alloys metallurgy and heat treatments. New Mg alloys metallurgy for the new safe Mg-application. Near net and net shape hot forging process of titanium and aluminum alloys. Additive Manufacturing processes: generalities, differences and applications. Superplasticity: fundaments and aerospace …

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Lecture: Porous materials: classification, features and applications

Prof. Maria Elisa Tata  Programme Porous materials: metals, polymers and ceramics. Open and closed porosity (micro and macro). Classification according to size and shape of the pores. Properties (sound, energy and vibration absorption, crash behavior) and production methods. Functional and structural applications in aerospace, lightweight construction, automotive.

Lecture: Photothermal techniques and their applications

prof. Stefano Paoloni Programme Photothermal science: introduction. Thermal waves: differential equations of heat conduction, thermal waves generation and propagation, reflection and refraction of thermal waves. Transient thermal phenomena: propagation of heat pulses, effects at interfaces.  Instrumentation and detection techniques: infrared detection, photo-pyroelectric detection. Applications of photothermal techniques: thermal properties determination, non-destructive evaluation.

Lecture: Innovative heat treatment of steel and non ferrous alloys

prof. Ramona Sola  Programme  Objective: The main aim of the course is to discuss the most relevant heat treatment techniques for bulk and surface hardening. The course consists of both lectures and laboratory sessions. Program: Bulk heat treatment: annealing, quenching, tempering. Cryogenic heat treatment. Superficial heat treatment: superficial quenching and laser heat treatment. Thermochemical treatment: …

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Lecture: Metallic material for automotive and energetic application

prof. Ramona Sola  Programme  Objective: The main aim of the course is an introduction on the most innovative metallic material for automotive and energetic application. The course consists of both lectures and laboratory sessions  Program: Non ferrous alloys (Mg, Ti, Al) for automotive application. Ductile cast iron and austempered ductile cast iron. Innovative steels. New …

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Lecture: Competition and market structures: innovation technology and efficiency.

Prof. Simone Gitto  Programme Production theory, technical efficiency and technological change, economies of scale and of scope. Competition Policy. Market power and social welfare. Market definition and assessment of market power. Regulation. Natural monopoly and contestability. Regulatory schemes. Liberalizations. Analysis of the industry structure. Analysis of ownership structure: privatization. Innovation and persistence of market dominance, …

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