Dottorato di ricerca

Green chemistry applications for bioenergy and bioproducts plants
Durata: 16 ore distribuite in 4 gg.
Docente: Ing. Gianluca Cavalaglio (CRB/CIRIAF-UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:
I dottorandi acquisiscono nozioni relative al contesto energetico ed ambientale, approfondendo le tematiche delle biomasse, delle bioenergie e della Chimica Verde. Vengono esaminate le diverse filiere bioenergetiche, dei biocarburanti e dei biochemicals, approfondendo le diverse fasi della filiera dal punto di vista tecnologico, energetico, economico ed ambientale. E’ inoltre prevista una fase pratica presso laboratori e impianti pilota a biomasse.
Applied acoustics in the built environment
Durata: 20 ore distribuite in 5 gg.
Docenti: Ing. Francesco D’Alessandro (CRB/CIRIAF-UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:

  • Introduction to the course. Introduction to acoustics. Acoustic parameters. Sound perception. Instruments.
  • Noise indexes. Health effects.
  • Sound propagation. Sound sources. Outdoor sound propagation. Noise barriers. Industrial noise propagation. Indoor sound propagation. Calculation and modelling procedures.
  • Noise legislation at European, Italian and local level. Environmental noise management and planning.
  • Building and room acoustics. Sound insulation and sound absorption: theory and applications.
  • Industrial noise sources: description, characterization and control. Visit at the Acoustic Laboratory.
CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) Applications
Durata: 20 ore distribuite in 5 gg.
Docenti: Dr. Pietro Bartocci (CRB/CIRIAF-UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:
I dottorandi acquisiscono nozioni relative al alle simulazioni termodinamiche con software ANSYS fluent in 4 lezioni, che sono essenzialmente dei tuttorial o casi pratici di impiego del software:

  1. Scambio di calore tra due liquidi che fluiscono in una tubazione; 2) Combusitone di metano in regime turbolento
  2. Combustione del carbone
  3. Combustione di un liquido
  4. Riepilogo ed esercitazione “hands on”
Life Cycle Assessment
Durata: 16 ore distribuite in 4 gg.
Docenti: Ing. Marco Barbanera (CRB/CIRIAF-UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:
L’obiettivo del corso è quello di fornire delle conoscenze di base sulla metodologia della Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) e guidare i dottorandi nella realizzazione di uno studio LCA di base e nell’analisi dei risultati ottenuti.

  1. Introduzione ai fondamenti scientifici della LCA. Principi metodologici e caratteristiche di base del metodo. Standardizzazione ed armonizzazione. Le norme della serie ISO 14040, l’evoluzione degli standard.
  2. Definizione dell’obiettivo e del campo di applicazione dello studio: selezione dell’unità funzionale e dei confini del sistema. Il problema dell’allocazione. Le regole di cut-off.
  3. La gestione e la qualità dei dati nella LCA. Impostazione dell’analisi d’inventario.
  4. Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA): indicatori e metodi d’impatto. Interpretazione dei risultati: analisi di rilevanza e dei contributi.
  5. Impostazione di casi studio esemplificativi mediante il software SimaPro
Energy storage: state of the art and in-lab experimental investigations
Durata: 15 ore distribuite in 5 gg.
Docenti: Ing. Beatrice Castellani (CRB/CIRIAF-UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:
Background and fundamentals. Chemical storage: hydrogen, gases for energy applications, CO2 methanation and renewable energy storage. Electrical and mechanical storage: batteries, CAES, pumped hydro, flywheels and springs. Thermal storage: PCM, technologies and applications, clathrate hydrates.
Thermal-energy adaptive dynamics: from the material to the inter-building scale
Durata: 16 ore distribuite in 2 gg.
Docenti: Ing. Anna Laura Pisello (CRB/CIRIAF-UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:
The PhD course is aimed at training the PhD student toward the identification and analysis of multifunctional, multidisciplinary and multiphysics boundary of thermal-energy performance analysis in building-related research issues. The course proposes innovative observational approaches for the classification of the key boundary conditions and their variability during the course of the time, due to several agents’ dynamics. Therefore, starting from the material scale, the course deals with the single-building scale, the inter-building dimension up to the complex district system.

  1. Adaptive materials for innovative building envelopes: fundamentals and new experimental methods by climatic chamber.
  2. Analysis of building thermal-energy behaviour in dynamic conditions.
  3. Microclimate issue in indoors and outdoors: monitoring, modelling and human perception.
  4. Multiphysics dynamic boundaries in urban areas: inter-building effects and opportunities for energy saving.
Superficial optical properties: theory and practice
Durata: 20 ore distribuite in 5 gg.
Docente: Dott. Emanuele Bonamente (CIRIAF-UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:

  1. Introduction to geometrical optics and the effect of superficial optical properties to the energy balance of a physical system;
  2. Laboratory instrumentation and principles of operations: spectrophotometer, albedometer, and emissometer.
  3. Experimental activities and hands-on exercitations using laboratory instrumentation and digital data acquisition (2 lessons).

Examples of project-oriented data-analysis software and application of data reduction and error propagation techniques for parameter estimation.

Fund raising for the promotion of the sustainable development and energy projects
Durata: 16 ore distribuite in 4 gg.
Docenti: Ing. Valentina Coccia (CRB/CIRIAF-UniPg)
Periodo di erogazione della didattica:
Contenuto del corso:

  1. Review and analysis of the main regional, national and European standard and Directives in the Energy and Sustainable development sectors. The regional smart specialization, the Italian SEN (National Energy Strategy), the Energy Union approach.
  2. The SET PLAN activity and communications. The European Register of transparency (Lobby)
  3. Analysis of several regional, national and European funding programs: PSR, Horizon2020, MED, Marie Curie, Creative Europe
  4. Exercise. Find a call and design a project:
    the partnership, the work packages, the economics, the goal oriented writing methods.
Statistical analysis and applications to wind energy systems
Durata: 16 ore distribuite in 4 gg.
Docenti: Ing. Ilaria Venanzi (UniPg)
Contenuto del corso:

  1. Statistical methods for data analysis.
  2. Probability theory and signal processing.
  3. Fundamentals of wind engineering and bluff body aerodynamics.
  4. Wind energy systems: wind turbines and piezoelectric wind energy harvesting.
Towards net-zero energy buildings
Durata: 16 ore distribuite in 2 gg.
Docenti: Prof. Stefano Paolo Corgnati (PoliTo)
Contenuto del corso:

The PhD course is aimed at investigating the different perspectives of net Zero Energy Buildings, looking at the design process, energy system integration, in-situ monitoring and post-occupancy assessment, cost-benefit optimization. More details of the program are reported below.

  1. Toward net zero energy buildings: concept, objectives, main definitions, new methods for reducing cooling and heating needs. Focus 1: understanding thermal comfort issue in a net zero energy building.
  2. Improving energy efficiency of HVAC systems. Focus 1: Controlled mechanical ventilation. Focus 2: Heat pumps. Focus 3: In-situ integration of renewable energy systems.
  3. Cost-benefit analysis: cost as design driver. The cost-optimal approach as a design tool. Exercise: Cost-optimal analysis of a case study.
  4. Energy consumption assessment and the role of occupants’ behavior: Users’ manual of a Net Zero Energy Building
  5. Story Telling: Successful case studies.