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- Bosio, A., 1997, "Sistemi Energetici", SGE Editoriali
The aim of this course is to provide knoledge on reciprocating machines (basically reciprocating compressors and pumps). Basically thermo-fludodynamic aspects will be analysed with the aim of investigating the main design criteria and how to analyse the machine performance.
The following skills will be basically acquired:
CA3: Applying knowledge and understanding related to the choice and application of appropriate analytical and modelling methods, based on mathematical and numerical analysis, in order to better simulate the behavior of components and plants in order to predict and improve their performance.
CA7: Applying knowledge and understanding related to the definition, design and implementation of researches useful for understanding problems, through the use of both theoretical and experimental models and techniques.
CA8: Applying knowledge and understanding related to the appropriate interpretation of the results of experimental tests, verification calculations and complex theoretical simulation processes, through the use of the computer, applying the acquired experimental, modeling, mathematical and informatics bases.
CA12: Applying adequate knowledge and understanding to understand English texts.
CC7: Knowledge and understanding of the design principles of production plants and processes, logistical facilities for material handling and storage. Understanding the advantages and limitations of process and plant design choices in different application contexts.
CC8: Knowledge and understanding of the land-based vehicle sector by deepening the structural aspects of the various vehicle types. Knowledge and understanding of electrical machinery and related traction power supply systems. Knowledge and understanding of the structural and thermo-fluiddynamic aspects of internal combustion engines.
CC11: Knowledge and understanding of the machinery sector deepening the aspects properly connected with systems for energy production and transformation, with reference also to renewable energies and/or aspects related to propulsion systems. Understanding the role of different energy technologies in ensuring the environmental and economic sustainability of production.
CC12: Knowledge and understanding of methods for conceiving, planning, designing and managing complex and/or innovative systems, processes and services.
The basic concepts of technical physics are required
The course syllabus is carried out by means of lectures with the support of slide projection.
Type of Assessment
The exam is based on an oral discussion on generally 3 topics of the syllabus. It allows to evaluate the comprehension of the reciprocating connections of the main concepts. Moreover the appropriated use of the technical words has taken into account.
- Fields of employment, typical parameters, geometrical and cinematic quantities.
- Indicated and effective quantities, characteristic curves.
- Power control and regulation:
- Overview on the main applications
- Automatic valves in reciprocating compressors