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Riccardo Amirante
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Nato a Bari il 26 giugno 1969, coniugato con due figli.
Nell'anno 1987 ha conseguito la Maturità Scientifica con voti 60/60;
Nell'Anno Accademico 1991-92 si è laureato in Ingegneria con voti 110/110 e lode;
Ha superato l'esame di abilitazione all'esercizio della professione di Ingegnere nella prima sessione dell'anno 1993 con voto complessivo di 160/160;
Nell'anno 1993 ha svolto l'esercizio di Ufficiale nel Genio Militare dell'Esercito con l'incarico di addetto alla sez. Studi e Coordinamento.
Nell'anno 1994 ha iniziato l'attività di ricerca presso l'Istituto di Macchine ed Energetica del Politecnico di Bari in qualità di dottorando, conseguendo il titolo di Dottore di Ricerca in "Ingegneria delle Macchine" - gruppo ING-IND08 (ex I04B);
Dal 2.5.1996 è Ricercatore, confermato nel ruolo dal 2.5.1999;
Attualmente è Professore associato nel Politecnico di Bari, Delegato del Rettore alla comunicazione ed all'immagine istituzionale del Politecnico di Bari. E' consigliere nel Consiglio di Amministrazione del DARE Puglia, Vice Presidente Distretto Regionale Energie Rinnovabili, Direttore Bari Automotive Summer School.

 

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Pubblicazioni

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  1. Amirante Riccardo, Clodoveo Maria Lisa, Distaso Elia, Ruggiero Francesco and Tamburrano Paolo. A tri-generation plant fuelled with olive tree pruning residues in Apulia: An energetic and economic analysis. RENEWABLE ENERGY 89:411–421, 2016. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_60124,
    	author = "Amirante Riccardo and Clodoveo Maria Lisa and Distaso Elia and Ruggiero Francesco and Tamburrano Paolo",
    	title = "A tri-generation plant fuelled with olive tree pruning residues in Apulia: An energetic and economic analysis",
    	year = 2016,
    	journal = "RENEWABLE ENERGY",
    	volume = 89,
    	abstract = "This paper presents the energetic and economic analysis of a virtuous example consisting of a trigeneration system fuelled only with olive tree pruning residues and planned to be located next to Bari Airport (Apulia, Italy). The main goal is to demonstrate the feasibility and convenience of producing cooling, heating and electrical power from olive tree pruning residues in those regions characterized by a high availability of this kind of biomass, such as Apulia. A strategic location was selected, namely Bari Airport (Apulia), and this paper demonstrates the economic convenience of installing a commercially available Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit of 280 kWe that is capable of satisfying the thermal demands of the airport, with the addition of an absorption chiller for air conditioning in the airport buildings. First it is verified that the quantity of oil tree pruning residues available in the area surrounding the airport fully can satisfy the plant demand of feedstock. Then a detailed description of the components of the plant is provided. The performance of the plant is therefore evaluated in order to assess the thermodynamic competitiveness of a tri-generative system fuelled with this type of biomass. Finally, a detailed economic analysis is carried out with the aim of demonstrating the advantages that the plant can assure in terms of payback period (PBP), net present value (NPV) and internal rate of return (IRR). Two different typologies of government incentives are considered. In both of which, the PBP is 6 years with an IRR of about 21% and this points out the great economic attractiveness of the project. From an ecological point of view, the plant can ensure a remarkable reduction in CO2 emissions.",
    	keywords = "Agricultural residues; Economic analysis; Organic Rankine Cycle; Tri-generation; Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment",
    	url = "http://www.journals.elsevier.com/renewable-and-sustainable-energy-reviews/",
    	doi = "10.1016/j.renene.2015.11.085",
    	pages = "411--421"
    }
    
  2. Amirante R, Casavola C, Distaso E and Tamburrano P. Towards the Development of the In-Cylinder Pressure Measurement Based on the Strain Gauge Technique for Internal Combustion Engines. In Conference on Engines & Vehicles. 2015. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_20229,
    	author = "Amirante R and Casavola C and Distaso E and Tamburrano P",
    	title = "Towards the Development of the In-Cylinder Pressure Measurement Based on the Strain Gauge Technique for Internal Combustion Engines",
    	year = 2015,
    	booktitle = "Conference on Engines & Vehicles",
    	url = "http://papers.sae.org/2015-24-2419",
    	doi = "10.4271/2015-24-2419"
    }
    
  3. Amirante R, Distaso E, Tamburrano P and Reitz R D. Measured and Predicted Soot Particle Emissions from Natural Gas Engines. In 12th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles!. 2015. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_18447,
    	author = "Amirante R and Distaso E and Tamburrano P and Reitz R D",
    	title = "Measured and Predicted Soot Particle Emissions from Natural Gas Engines",
    	year = 2015,
    	booktitle = "12th International Conference on Engines & Vehicles!",
    	abstract = "Due to the new challenge of meeting number-based regulations for particulate matter (PM), a numerical and experimental study has been conducted to better understand particulate formation in engines fuelled with compressed natural gas. The study has been conducted on a Heavy-Duty, Euro VI, 4-cylinder, spark ignited engine, with multipoint sequential phased injection and stoichiometric combustion. For the experimental measurements two different instruments were used: a condensation particle counter (CPC) and a fast-response particle size spectrometer (DMS) the latter able also to provide a particle size distribution of the measured particles in the range from 5 to 1000 nm. Experimental measurements in both stationary and transient conditions were carried out. The data using the World Harmonized Transient Cycle (WHTC) were useful to detect which operating conditions lead to high numbers of particles. Then a further transient test was used for a more detailed and deeper analysis. Finally 3-D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations were performed and the numerical results obtained were compared to particle size distributions (PSDs) derived from the experimental measurements carried out in stationary conditions. In this way the influences of engine load and regime on particle size distribution (PSD) were determined. A semi-detailed soot model and a chemical kinetic model, including poly-aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) formation, were coupled with a spark ignition model and the G equation flame propagation model for the SI engine simulations and for predictions of soot mass and particulate number density. Qualitative agreements of in-cylinder particle distributions were obtained and results are helpful to understand particulate formation processes.",
    	url = "http://papers.sae.org/2015-24-2518",
    	doi = "10.4271/2015-24-2518"
    }
    
  4. Amirante R and Tamburrano P. Novel, cost-effective configurations of combined power plants for small-scale cogeneration from biomass: Feasibility study and performance optimization. ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT 97:111–120, 2015. DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_6057,
    	author = "Amirante R and Tamburrano P",
    	title = "Novel, cost-effective configurations of combined power plants for small-scale cogeneration from biomass: Feasibility study and performance optimization",
    	year = 2015,
    	journal = "ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT",
    	volume = 97,
    	abstract = "The aim of this paper is to demonstrate that, thanks to recent advances in designing micro steam expanders and gas to gas heat exchangers, the use of small combined cycles for simultaneous generation of heat and power from the external combustion of solid biomass and low quality biofuels is feasible. In particular, a novel typology of combined cycle that has the potential both to be cost-effective and to achieve a high level of efficiency is presented. In the small combined cycle proposed, a commercially available micro-steam turbine is utilized as the steam expander of the bottoming cycle, while the conventional microturbine of the topping cycle is replaced by a cheaper automotive turbocharger. The feasibility, reliability and availability of the required mechanical and thermal components are thoroughly investigated. In order to explore the potential of such a novel typology of power plant, an optimization procedure, based on a genetic algorithm combined with a computing code, is utilized to analyze the trade-off between the maximization of the electrical efficiency and the maximization of the thermal efficiency. Two design optimizations are performed: the first one makes use of the innovative “Immersed Particle Heat Exchanger”, whilst a nickel alloy heat exchanger is used in the other one. After selecting the optimum combination of the design parameters, the operation in load following mode is also assessed for both configurations.",
    	keywords = "Combined heat and power; Biomass; Combined cycle; Gas to gas heat exchanger; Cogeneration",
    	doi = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enconman.2015.03.047.",
    	pages = "111--120"
    }
    
  5. De Bellis F, Grimaldi A, Rubino DT, Amirante R and Distaso E. Accurate Radial Vaneless Diffuser One-Dimensional Model. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER 137, 2015. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_6007,
    	author = "De Bellis F and Grimaldi A and Rubino DT and Amirante R and Distaso E",
    	title = "Accurate Radial Vaneless Diffuser One-Dimensional Model",
    	year = 2015,
    	journal = "JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING FOR GAS TURBINES AND POWER",
    	volume = 137,
    	abstract = "A simplified one-dimensional model for the performance estimation of vaneless radial diffusers is presented. The starting point of such a model is that angular momentum losses occurring in vaneless diffusers are usually neglected in the most common turbomachinery textbooks: It is assumed that the angular momentum is conserved inside a vaneless diffuser, although a nonisentropic pressure transformation is considered at the same time. This means that fluid-dynamic losses are taken into account only for what concerns pressure recovery, whereas the evaluation of the outlet tangential velocity incoherently follows an ideal behavior. Several attempts were presented in the past in order to consider the loss of angular momentum, mainly solving a full set of differential equations based on the various developments of the initial work by Stanitz (1952, “One-Dimensional Compressible Flow in Vaneless Diffusers of Radial or Mixed-Flow Centrifugal Compressors, Including Effects of Friction, Heat Transfer and Area Change,” Report No. NACA TN 2610). However, such formulations are significantly more complex and are based on two empirical or calibration coefficients (skin friction coefficient and dissipation or turbulent mixing loss coefficient) which need to be properly assessed. In the present paper, a 1D model for diffuser losses computation is derived considering a single loss coefficient, and without the need of solving a set of differential equations. The model has been validated against massive industrial experimental campaigns, in which several diffuser geometries and operating conditions have been considered. The obtained results confirm the reliability of the proposed approach, able to predict the diffuser performance with negligible drop of accuracy in comparison with more sophisticated techniques. Both preliminary industrial designs and experimental evaluations of the diffusers may benefit from the proposed model.",
    	url = "http://gasturbinespower.asmedigitalcollection.asme.org/",
    	doi = "10.1115/1.4029482"
    }
    
  6. Clodoveo ML, Camposeo S, Amirante R, Dugo G, Cicero N and Boskou D. Research and Innovative Approaches to Obtain Virgin Olive Oils with a Higher Level of Bioactive Constituents. AOCS Press, 2015. BibTeX

    @inbook{ 11589_12345,
    	author = "Clodoveo ML and Camposeo S and Amirante R and Dugo G and Cicero N and Boskou D",
    	title = "Research and Innovative Approaches to Obtain Virgin Olive Oils with a Higher Level of Bioactive Constituents",
    	year = 2015,
    	publisher = "AOCS Press",
    	address = "CHAMPAIGN, IL",
    	booktitle = "Olive and Olive Oil Bioactive Constituents"
    }
    
  7. Amirante R, Coratella C, Distaso E and Tamburrano P. A small size combined system for the production of energy from renewable sources and unconventional fuels. In Energy Procidia - ATI 2014. 2014. BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_22279,
    	author = "Amirante R and Coratella C and Distaso E and Tamburrano P",
    	title = "A small size combined system for the production of energy from renewable sources and unconventional fuels",
    	year = 2014,
    	booktitle = "Energy Procidia - ATI 2014",
    	abstract = "Nowadays, the development of new power plants capable of effectively using non-conventional energy sources is strongly desirable in order to obtain a significant reduction in costs of energy. In this regard, this paper proposes a new small scale (about 100 kW) combined cycle plant which can be fired externally by any kind of biomass. Particularly, the research activity presented here is concerned with the preliminary design of this innovative plant, which will be built, by means of a project funded by “Apulia Region”, at the LabZero Research Centre of Polytechnic University of Bari in the south of Italy. The goal of the paper is to demonstrate the effectiveness of the plant in terms of energy efficiency and availability and reliability of its components. The plant is mainly composed of a centrifugal compressor and a centripetal turbine of an automotive turbocharger, with the working fluid (clean air) being heated in a high temperature heat exchanger (HTHE) by using hot flue gases produced in an external combustion chamber burning biomass. The clean hot air expands in the turbine and then feeds the combustion chamber, where biomass is burned. In order to increase the efficiency, the flue gases exiting the HTHE are delivered into a heat recovery steam generator to generate water steam which can finally expand through a rotary actuator. Two configurations, employing an open Rankine cycle and a close one respectively, are analysed, and the use of biomass is compared with methane.",
    	keywords = "Biomass; Externaly fired microturbine; Combined cycle plant"
    }
    
  8. Amirante R, Catalano L A and Tamburrano P. The importance of a full 3D fluid dynamic analysis to evaluate the flow forces in a hydraulic directional proportional valve. ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS 31:898–922, 2014. DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_3288,
    	author = "Amirante R and Catalano L A and Tamburrano P",
    	title = "The importance of a full 3D fluid dynamic analysis to evaluate the flow forces in a hydraulic directional proportional valve",
    	year = 2014,
    	journal = "ENGINEERING COMPUTATIONS",
    	volume = 31,
    	abstract = "Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a full 3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis of the flow field through hydraulic directional proportional valves, in order to accurately predict the flow forces acting on the spool and to overcome the limitations of two-dimensional (2D) and simplified three-dimensional (3D) models. Design/methodology/approach – A full 3D CAD representation is proposed as a general approach to reproduce the geometry of an existing valve in full detail; then, unstructured computational grids, which identify peculiar positions of the spool travel, are generated by means of the mesh generation tool Gambit. The computational grids are imported into the commercial CFD code Fluent, where the flow equations are solved assuming that the flow is steady and incompressible. To validate the proposed computational procedure, the predicted flow rates and flow forces are compared with the corresponding experimental data. Findings – The superposition between numerical and experimental curves demonstrates that the proposed full 3D numerical analysis is more effective than the simplified 3D flow model that was previously proposed by the same authors. Practical implications – The presented full 3D fluid dynamic analysis can be employed for the fluid-dynamic design optimization of the sliding spool and, more generally, of the internal profiles of the valve, with the objective of reducing the flow forces and thus the required control force. Originality/value – The paper proposes a new computational strategy that is capable of recognizing all 3D geometrical details of a hydraulic directional proportional valve and that provides a significant improvement with respect to 2D and partially 3D approaches.",
    	keywords = "CFD; Flow forces; Hydraulic proportional directional valve",
    	doi = "10.1108/EC-09-2012-0221",
    	pages = "898--922"
    }
    
  9. Amirante R and Tamburrano P. High Temperature Gas-to-Gas Heat Exchanger Based on a Solid Intermediate Medium. ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (2014), 2014. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_8120,
    	author = "Amirante R and Tamburrano P",
    	title = "High Temperature Gas-to-Gas Heat Exchanger Based on a Solid Intermediate Medium",
    	year = 2014,
    	journal = "ADVANCES IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING",
    	volume = "(2014)",
    	abstract = "This paper proposes the design of an innovative high temperature gas-to-gas heat exchanger based on solid particles as intermediate medium, with application inmediumand large scale externally fired combined power plants fed by alternative and dirty fuels, such as biomass and coal. An optimization procedure, performed by means of a genetic algorithm combined with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis, is employed for the design of the heat exchanger: the goal is the minimization of its size for an assigned heat exchanger efficiency.Two cases, corresponding to efficiencies equal to 80% and 90%, are considered.Thescientific and technical difficulties for the realization of the heat exchanger are also faced up; in particular, this work focuses on the development both of a pressurization device, which is needed to move the solid particles within the heat exchanger, and of a pneumatic conveyor, which is required to deliver back the particles from the bottom to the top of the plant in order to realize a continuous operation mode. An analytical approach and a thorough experimental campaign are proposed to analyze the proposed systems and to evaluate the associated energy losses.",
    	url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/353586",
    	doi = "10.1155/2014/353586"
    }
    
  10. Amirante R, Distaso E and Tamburrano P. Experimental and numerical analysis of cavitation in hydraulic proportional directional valves. ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT Vol. 87:208–219, 2014. DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_8118,
    	author = "Amirante R and Distaso E and Tamburrano P",
    	title = "Experimental and numerical analysis of cavitation in hydraulic proportional directional valves",
    	year = 2014,
    	journal = "ENERGY CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT",
    	volume = "Vol. 87",
    	abstract = "This paper evaluates the effects of cavitation upon the performance of a hydraulic, proportional, directly-operated, directional valve by means of thorough experimental and numerical investigations. The experimental campaign is performed to estimate how cavitation changes the performance curves of the valve; in particular, the experimental equipment assembled to control the cavitation phenomenon inside the proportional valve is described, and the influence of cavitation on the flow rate and the flow coefficient as a function of the spool position is assessed. In addition, a full three-dimensional mixture model of the flow field within the valve is developed to accurately predict cavitation within the flow path for several spool positions. The accuracy of the numerical model is proven by previous experiences and by comparing the numerical results with the experimental data. After their validation, the numerical predictions are employed to analyse the characteristics of cavitation that cannot be experimentally evaluated, such as the volume of vapour, and to identify the zones where cavitation occurs. The numerical simulations are finally employed to predict how the variation in cavitation intensity influences the driving forces required to move the sliding spool and to calculate the minimum cavitation number for which the effects of cavitation are negligible.",
    	keywords = "proportional valve; computational fluid dynamics; mixture model; cavitation",
    	doi = "10.1016/j.enconman.2014.07.031",
    	pages = "208--219"
    }
    
  11. AMIRANTE R, CATALANO L A, POLONI C and TAMBURRANO P. Fluid-dynamic design optimization of hydraulic proportional directional valves. ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION Vol. 46, No. 10:1295–1314, 2014. DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_634,
    	author = "AMIRANTE R and CATALANO L A and POLONI C and TAMBURRANO P",
    	title = "Fluid-dynamic design optimization of hydraulic proportional directional valves",
    	year = 2014,
    	journal = "ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION",
    	volume = "Vol. 46, No. 10",
    	abstract = "This article proposes an effective methodology for the fluid-dynamic design optimization of the sliding spool of a hydraulic proportional directional valve: the goal is the minimization of the flow force at a prescribed flow rate, so as to reduce the required opening force while keeping the operation features unchanged. A full three-dimensional model of the flow field within the valve is employed to accurately predict the flow force acting on the spool. A theoretical analysis, based on both the axial momentum equation and flow simulations, is conducted to define the design parameters, which need to be properly selected in order to reduce the flow force without significantly affecting the flow rate. A genetic algorithm, coupled with a computational fluid dynamics flow solver, is employed to minimize the flow force acting on the valve spool at the maximum opening. A comparison with a typical single-objective optimization algorithm is performed to evaluate performance and effectiveness of the employed genetic algorithm. The optimized spool develops a maximum flow force which is smaller than that produced by the commercially available valve, mainly due to some major modifications occurring in the discharge section. Reducing the flow force and thus the electromagnetic force exerted by the solenoid actuators allows the operational range of direct (single-stage) driven valves to be enlarged.",
    	keywords = "proportional directional control valve; fluid-dynamic design optimization; 3D CFD computational fluid dynamics,; flow forces",
    	doi = "10.1080/0305215X.2013.836638",
    	pages = "1295--1314"
    }
    
  12. De Bellis F, Grimaldi A, Rubino D T, Amirante R and Distaso E. Accurate radial vaneless diffuser 1d model. In Turbo Expo 2014 - Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition GT2014. 2014. BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_16342,
    	author = "De Bellis F and Grimaldi A and Rubino D T and Amirante R and Distaso E",
    	title = "Accurate radial vaneless diffuser 1d model",
    	year = 2014,
    	booktitle = "Turbo Expo 2014 - Turbine Technical Conference and Exposition GT2014",
    	abstract = "A simplified one dimensional model for the performance estimation of vaneless radial diffusers is presented. The starting point of such a model is that angular momentum losses occurring in vaneless diffusers are usually neglected in the most common turbomachinery textbooks: it is assumed that the angular momentum is conserved inside a vaneless diffuser, although a non-isentropic pressure transformation is considered at the same time. This means that fluid-dynamic losses are taken into account only for what concerns pressure recovery, whereas the evaluation of the outlet tangential velocity incoherently follows an ideal behavior. Several attempts were presented in the past in order to consider the loss of angular momentum, mainly solving a full set of differential equations based on the various developments of the initial work by Stanitz. However, such formulations are significantly more complex and are based on two empirical or calibration coefficients (skin friction coefficient and dissipation or turbulent mixing loss coefficient) which need to be properly assessed. In the present paper, a 1D model for diffuser losses computation is derived considering a single loss coefficient and without the need of solving a set of differential equations. The model has been validated against massive industrial experimental campaigns, in which several diffuser geometries and operating conditions have been considered. The obtained results confirm the reliability ofthe proposed approach, able to predict the diffuser performance with negligible drop of accuracy in comparison with more sophisticated techniques. Both preliminary industrial designs and experimental evaluations of the diffusers may benefit from the proposed model."
    }
    
  13. Amirante R, De Bellis F, Distaso E and Tamburrano. An explicit, non-iterative, single equation formulation for an accurate one dimensional estimation of vaneless radial diffusers in turbomachines. JOURNAL OF MECHANICS, 2014. URL, DOI BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_1581,
    	author = "Amirante R and De Bellis F and Distaso E and Tamburrano",
    	title = "An explicit, non-iterative, single equation formulation for an accurate one dimensional estimation of vaneless radial diffusers in turbomachines",
    	year = 2014,
    	journal = "JOURNAL OF MECHANICS",
    	abstract = "The present paper proposes a very simple one dimensional (1-D) model that accounts for the energy loss caused by the fluid dynamic losses occurring in the vaneless diffusers of centrifugal compressors and pumps. Usually, the present techniques to design turbomachines (pumps, compressors and turbines) emphasize numerical methods and their use is relatively complex because several parameters need to be chosen and a lot of time is required to perform the calculation. For this reason, it is relevant to perform an accurate preliminary design to simplify the numerical computation phase and to choose a very good initial geometry to be used for accelerating and improving the search for the definitive geometry. However, today 1-D modeling is based on the classical theory that assumes that the angular momentum is conserved inside a vaneless diffuser, although the flow evolution is considered as non-isentropic. This means that fluid-dynamic losses are taken into account only for what concerns pressure recovery, whereas the evaluation of the outlet tangential velocity incoherently follows an ideal behavior. Starting from such considerations, a new conservation law for the angular momentum is analytically derived, which incorporates the same fluid-dynamic losses modeled by the thermodynamic transformation law that is employed for correlating pressure recovery with enthalpy increase. Similar arguments hold for incompressible flows. Detailed and very accurate three-dimensional flow simulations are employed to analyze if the new model is capable of predicting the outlet tangential velocity more accurately than the classical theory. Results provided for both compressible (centrifugal compressors) and incompressible (centrifugal pumps) flows and for different inlet velocity profiles show a significant accuracy improvement of the new conservation law in the prediction of the outlet flow conditions when compared with the classical theory, thus demonstrating that the proposed model can be employed in the preliminary design of vaneless diffusers (i.e., in the estimation of the outlet diameter) more effectively than the classical ideal theory. Furthermore, the model is validated against industrial experimental campaigns. Even further experimental data, reported in a previous paper by the same authors, confirm the reliability of the employed approach.",
    	keywords = "Turbomachinery efficiency; Centrifugal compressor and pump; Vaneless diffuser",
    	url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jmech.2014.72",
    	doi = "2014.72"
    }
    
  14. La Scala M, Amirante R, Dassisti M, Piccioni M, Stefanizzi P and Tapfer L. ZERO Project (Zero Emission Research Option): Laboratory for the promotion of renewable sources and efficiency in energy districts. Volume A, pages 455–465, Gangemi Editore, 2014. BibTeX

    @inbook{ 11589_13114,
    	author = "La Scala M and Amirante R and Dassisti M and Piccioni M and Stefanizzi P and Tapfer L",
    	title = "ZERO Project (Zero Emission Research Option): Laboratory for the promotion of renewable sources and efficiency in energy districts",
    	year = 2014,
    	publisher = "Gangemi Editore",
    	address = "Roma",
    	volume = "A",
    	booktitle = "Proceedings of 1° Workshop on the state of the art and challenges of research efforts at Politecnico di Bari",
    	abstract = "The ZERO Project is aimed to demonstrate that the use of energy variable is a useful tool to redefine the structure of both the individual building and its installations and the organization of a whole neighborhood where each element (buildings, equipment, infrastructure) are in a position to communicate with each other using the technology provided by the ICT sector. The activities aim to provide fast-prototyping, instrumentation, methodologies and equipment for material characterization of new components in the field of energy efficiency, microgeneration, renewables and, in general, of energy production systems dimensioned on the end user needs (energy hubs, district heating/cooling, etc.).",
    	keywords = "Renewable energy",
    	pages = "455--465"
    }
    
  15. Fortunato B, Lippolis A, Vacca G, Amirante R, Camporeale S M, Dambrosio, Oresta P, Torresi M and Fornarelli F. Activities of the research group on energy efficiency and renewable energy. In Groups mResearch on KERTS and SCS - 1st Workshop on the State of the Art and Challenges of Research Efforts of POLIBA B. 2014, 173–177. BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_18396,
    	author = "Fortunato B and Lippolis A and Vacca G and Amirante R and Camporeale S M and Dambrosio and Oresta P and Torresi M and Fornarelli F",
    	title = "Activities of the research group on energy efficiency and renewable energy",
    	year = 2014,
    	publisher = "Gangemi",
    	address = "ROMA",
    	volume = "B",
    	booktitle = "Groups mResearch on KERTS and SCS - 1st Workshop on the State of the Art and Challenges of Research Efforts of POLIBA",
    	keywords = "Energy ; Renewable; Efficiency",
    	pages = "173--177"
    }
    
  16. AMIRANTE R, LIPPOLIS A and TAMBURRANO P. Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of a Coupled System Proportional Control Valve and Hydraulic Cylinder. UNIVERSAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE, 2013. BibTeX

    @article{ 11589_52200,
    	author = "AMIRANTE R and LIPPOLIS A and TAMBURRANO P",
    	title = "Theoretical and Experimental Analysis of a Coupled System Proportional Control Valve and Hydraulic Cylinder",
    	year = 2013,
    	journal = "UNIVERSAL JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE"
    }
    
  17. Clodoveo M L, Pascuzzi S, Scarascia Mugnozza, G and Amirante R. Applicability of experience from laboratory scale experiments to develop a more sustainable virgin olive oil industrial plant.. In Farm machinery and processes management in sustainable agriculture 57. 2013. BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_22469,
    	author = "Clodoveo M L and Pascuzzi S and Scarascia Mugnozza and G and Amirante R",
    	title = "Applicability of experience from laboratory scale experiments to develop a more sustainable virgin olive oil industrial plant.",
    	year = 2013,
    	volume = 57,
    	booktitle = "Farm machinery and processes management in sustainable agriculture",
    	abstract = "This paper aims to explore the opportunities of scaling up an ultrasound technique applied to virgin olive oil extraction plants. Many encouraging results have been demonstrated the goodness of the idea to perform an ultrasound treatment on olive paste, transforming the current malaxing batch process in a real continuous process. The social, economic, and environmental consequences of an innovative process are an integral part of the cost and benefit analysis. Also if the benefits of the employment of an energy saving technology cannot always be estimated easily, examining the SWOT analysis it is clear that this innovation can be successful because the benefits are major than the costs. The SWOT analysis confirms the applicability of this innovative technology to a full scale plants, and some hypothesis about the design of a new device which should overcome traditional malaxer have been proposed.",
    	keywords = "emerging technology; ultrasound; sustainable plant engineering solutions; virgin olive oil extraction process; scale up techniques"
    }
    
  18. Amirante R, Catalano LA and Coratella C. A new optical sensor for the measurement of the displacement of the needle in a Common Rail Injector. In 11th International conference on Engine & Vehicles. 2013. BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_16512,
    	author = "Amirante R and Catalano LA and Coratella C",
    	title = "A new optical sensor for the measurement of the displacement of the needle in a Common Rail Injector",
    	year = 2013,
    	booktitle = "11th International conference on Engine & Vehicles",
    	abstract = "Since the needle displacement exerts a fundamental influence in the operation of a Common Rail Diesel injection equipment, an accurate measurement of the instantaneous position of the control piston is crucial for a more thorough analysis of the behavior of the injectors, in particular when multiple injections are employed. Moreover, the development of a cheap instrumentation would allow to enlarge the Diesel engine on-board equipment with an instrumentation for the diagnosis of the injector operation. Eddy current sensors have been traditionally used in lab activities to measure the position of the needle inside the injector; apart from its high cost, the scientific literature clearly shows their inadequacy, given the presence of electromagnetic disturbance: the current pulse which controls the opening of the injector nozzles generates electromagnetic fields which strongly affect the acquisition of data. Many attempts have been made either to solve the interference occurring during the measures or to propose a displacement transducer whose operation is not influenced by electromagnetic interference. The sensor that will be proposed in this paper (Patent filing October 2012, under submission for PCT extension) follows the latter line: it is an optical transducer which joins the simple and very cheap construction with the employment of a reliable physical principle for measuring the needle lift. The paper provide all technical and scientific details of the operation of the proposed sensor, as well as a wide proposition of experimental applications aiming at assessing its capability of detecting also multiple injections."
    }
    
  19. CATALANO LA, AMIRANTE R, COPERTINO S, TAMBURRANO P and DE BELLIS P. Towards the development of an efficient immersed particle heat exchanger: Particles transfer from low to high pressure. In Proceedings of ecos 2012 - the 25th international conference on efficiency, cost, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems june 26-29, 2012, Perugia, Italy. 2012. BibTeX

    @conference{ 11589_52583,
    	author = "CATALANO LA and AMIRANTE R and COPERTINO S and TAMBURRANO P and DE BELLIS P",
    	title = "Towards the development of an efficient immersed particle heat exchanger: Particles transfer from low to high pressure",
    	year = 2012,
    	booktitle = "Proceedings of ecos 2012 - the 25th international conference on efficiency, cost, optimization, simulation and environmental impact of energy systems june 26-29, 2012, Perugia, Italy",
    	abstract = "An innovative heat exchange device has been recently proposed, which employs an intermediate solid medium to transfer heat from a gas flow at low pressure and high temperature to another gas flow at higher pressure but lower temperature, with negligible pressure losses. In this paper, a key component of this innovative heat exchanger is analyzed in deep, namely the pressurization device responsible for the particles transit between the two separate environments. The operation of the proposed pressurization system is described in detail and then modeled as a zero-dimensional time-dependent system to analyze the influence of the related mass and energy losses onto the heat exchanger efficiency. An experimental test rig reproducing the pressurization tank has been also set up: the data collected at different operating conditions confirmed the reliability of the analytical model and the negligible energy losses occurring in the pressurization process."
    }
    
  20. Amirante R, Catalano LA and Coratella C. Optical system for the measurement of the displacement of a movable body drowned in a fluid. 2012. BibTeX

    @misc{ 11589_24582,
    	author = "Amirante R and Catalano LA and Coratella C",
    	title = "Optical system for the measurement of the displacement of a movable body drowned in a fluid",
    	year = 2012
    }
    

 

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Sistemi energetici [Laurea in Ingegneria Gestionale] (Primo Semestre - Secondo Anno)


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PE8_4 Computational engineering
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