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Impianti Meccanici (M/Z)
Mechanical Plants
Giancarlo Giacchetta

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period II
Language ENG

Basic knowledges of thermodynamics

Learning outcomes
This course aims at giving the students the basic knowledge of the main steps that lead to the design an industrial plant: feasibility study, which includes product analysis, process analysis and techno-economic assessment; layout analysis, which includes the material flows, the connection between manufacturing and service activity, the design of assembly lines; fundamentals of service plant design: plant water distribution system, thermal energy production, self-production of thermal and electrical energy. Together with the fundamentals in fluid dynamics, applied physics, fluid machines, energy systems and economy, this course will increase the knowledge in the fields of industrial engineering with particular focus on the design of industrial plants giving the student the awareness of the multidisciplinary context of engineering with particular focus on the issues related to the manufacturing and service plants
Aiming at applying the fundamentals knowledge acquired, students must be able to assess the production and energy performance of industrial plants according to the application context. The main skills acquired in the course are: 1. Fundamental knowledge of feasibility study of industrial plants, selection of product and of the production cycle; 2. Ability of carrying out techno-economic assessment of investment in the industrial sector; 3. Ability of designing service plant for the industrial sector.
The ability of solving complex problems related to life cycle in the industry sector, together with the awareness of their knowledge, will improve the judgement autonomy of students, their communications skills and their learning ability

Feasibility study of industrial plants. Choice of the product and of the production cycle. Analysis of the production and exercise costs. Evaluation of the industrial investments. Facility location problems. Systematic layout planning. Flow analysis and activity analysis. The relationship diagram. Space requirements and availability. Designing the layout. Group technology. Lines balancing. Project management techniques: Gant, PERT and CPM. Piping : fundamentals and components. Water systems piping. Steam systems piping. Compressed air piping systems.

Development of the examination
The assessment of student qualification will be carried out using a written test and oral questions. In the written examination, students have to solve numerical exercises related to economic evaluation of investments, the design of production systems and industrial plants using the criteria and methods developed during the course lessons. In the oral examination, after a critical analysis of the written paper, some specific questions are asked about the criteria for selecting, designing and developing industrial and mechanical systems with particular attention to manufacturing systems and service plants analysed during the course.

During the written test the student has to demonstrate his knowledge in using quantitative methods for designing mechanical and indutrial plants. During the oral section the student has to show his skills in identifying the most important variables and equations for designing industrial plants.

The student capability and autonomy in solving problems is evaluated during the examination phase. The student has to correctly use methods for designing and developing industrial and mechanical systems.

The minimum vote of eighteen out of thirty, is awarded to students who demonstrate to be able to solve problems using methods and criteria developed throughout the course. The vote of thirty thirtieths is assigned to students who, in both examinations, have demonstrated full independence in setting and properly solve problems, complete mastery of the methods and criteria given to them. Full marks is reserved for the student who also showed correct use of language and adequate synthesis capacity.

Recommended reading
Lectures notes available at moodle univpm platform. Pareschi - Impianti industriali – Progetto Leonardo , Bologna 1994 - R.L. Francis, J.A. White - Facility layout and location: an analytical approach. Prentice – Hall Inc. , New Jersey 1994 -A.Monte. Elementi di Impianti Industriali. Vol. 1° e 2° - Edizioni Libreria Cortina , Torino 1994 A. Pareschi - Impianti meccanici per l'industria - Progetto Leonardo Bologna

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