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ENGINEERING FOR INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY

CODE 72414
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 6 credits during the 2nd year of 9269 Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/17
LANGUAGE Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course addresses the need for engineers to develop solutions which have the potential to address global challenges by providing products, services and processes taking into account local capabilities and constraints to achieve an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable society in a technological perspective. Resources required for manufacturing and use of such products are limited and not evenly distributed in the world. Locally available resources, local capabilities as well as local constraints have to be drivers for product- and process innovations with respect to the entire life cycle. The course aims to provide a tool box for supporting sustainable manufacturing practices to assist manufacturing companies reduce inputs, waste and costs, improve efficiencies, increase productive performance, achieve greater competitiveness. The course encourages an holistic system perspective integrating social, environmental, economical, and technological factors.

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Lesson Plan:

Week1 – Introduction to Industrial Sustainability from technological perspective

Week2 – The wider context and the scale of challenge

Week3 – Business Models for Industrial Sustainability

Week4 – Industrial Symbiosis

Week5 – Life Cycle Assessment

Week6 – Industrial Sustainability toolbox

Week7 – Eco-design

Week8 – Lean Manufacturing

Week9 – Energy and Material Efficiency

Week10 – Sustainable Manufacturing

 

CASE STUDIES:

  1. SOCIAL IMPACT OF AUTOMATION IN HMLV AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR: The “Fabbrica Italia” plan
  2. ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT IN STEEL MAKING: The ILVA closure

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Textbook:

Graedel, T.E., Allenby, B.R., Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering, PEARSON, 2010

 

Futher readings:

McDonough, Braungart M, Cradle to cradle, Northpoint press, 2002

Hawken, P., Lovins, A.B,., Lovins, L.H., Natural capitalism: the next industrial revolution. 2nd Ed., Routledge, 2005

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

CHIARA MANDOLFINO (President)

FLAVIO TONELLI (President)

PIETRO GIRIBONE

ENRICO LERTORA

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Assignment given to a workgroup. Discussion of the assignment for each single student. The assignment weights for 40% of the course mark. Class attendance and participation 20%. Oral discussion 40%.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
08/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
08/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Registrazione
30/01/2018 14:00 GENOVA Registrazione
27/03/2018 14:00 GENOVA Registrazione
21/05/2018 14:00 GENOVA Registrazione
18/06/2018 14:00 GENOVA Registrazione
03/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
18/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Registrazione
02/08/2018 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione
06/09/2018 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
26/09/2018 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione
07/11/2018 09:00 GENOVA Registrazione
04/12/2018 09:30 GENOVA Registrazione