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CODE 66166
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ING-IND/08
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course deals with the fundamentals of positive displacement and dynamic fluid machines in order to analyse their functional behaviour and evaluate the key performance aspects.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide the student the fundamentals of positive displacement and dynamic fluid machines in order to analyse their functional behaviour and evaluate the key performance aspects.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course the student should achieve a basic knowledge about the operation of positive displacement and dynamic fluid machines and be able to evaluate the main performance aspects.

PREREQUISITES

It is required that the student has acquired sufficient knowledge of the basic aspects related to applied thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.

TEACHING METHODS

The course is organized in lectures and exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

A. Positive displacement fluid machines

- Introductory concepts

Classification of fluid machines. The energy equation and the expression of work. Conversion efficiency in fluid machinery. Work exchange in the positive displacement fluid machines .

- Reciprocating internal combustion engines (ICE)

Historical overview and fields of application. Basic knowledge on ICE: classification, components and nomenclature, main operational parameters. Ideal and real operation of 2 and 4 stroke engines. Indicated diagrams, indicated and brake mean effective pressure, engine power correlations. Reference thermodynamic cycles for spark ignition (SI) and diesel engines. Combustion processes: general aspects, combustion in SI and diesel engines. Part load operation of SI and diesel engines. ICE performance curves. Supercharging and turbocharging: basic plants design, application fields, operational issues. ICE emissions: pollutants formation processes and their effect on health and environment, influence of combustion process and operational engine parameters on exhaust emissions, emission control systems and aftertreatment devices for SI and diesel engines.

- Positive displacement compressors and pumps

Reciprocating displacement compressors: operating principle, constructive characteristics, ideal and real working cycle, flow rate control systems. Rotary displacement compressors: vane, lobe, liquid ring, screw compressors. Volumetric pumps: alternative and rotary machines, working principle, construction types. Characteristic curves. Fluid machine-circuit matching.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • M. Capobianco - “Macchine volumetriche” – Appunti del corso.
  • R. Della Volpe - “Macchine” - Liguori Editore, 2011.
  • V. Dossena, G. Ferrari, P. Gaetani, G. Montenegro, A. Onorati, G. Persico - “Macchine a fluido” - CittàStudi Edizioni, 2020.
  • G. Cornetti, F. Millo - “Macchine idrauliche”, “Macchine a gas” - Il Capitello, 2015.
  • G. Ferrari - "Motori a combustione interna" - Esculapio, 2016.
  • O. Acton, C. Caputo - “Compressori ed espansori volumetrici”, UTET, 1992.
  • O. Acton - “Turbomacchine”, UTET, 1992.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MASSIMO CAPOBIANCO (President)

DARIO BARSI

VIRGINIA BOLOGNA

CARLA CORDALONGA

MATTEO DELLACASAGRANDE

DAVIDE LENGANI

SILVIA MARELLI

DANIELE PETRONIO

DANIELE SIMONI

VITTORIO USAI

GIORGIO ZAMBONI

FRANCESCA SATTA (President Substitute)

PIETRO ZUNINO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam on the topics presented during the lessons and exercises.

 

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral examination will be focused on the topics treated during the lessons and will be aimed at evaluating not only the fulfilment of an adequate knowledge level, but also the acquisition of critical analysis skills on the topics of the exam and the aptitude of correlation of different topics.

Exam schedule

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
25/03/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale Aula B4
11/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Pre-requisites:

Energy Systems course contents.

Basic knowledge of thermodynamics and fluid mechanics.