PIETRO ASINARI

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Professore Ordinario (L.240)

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Progetti di ricerca finanziati

Heat Transfer and Thermal Energy Storage Enhancement by Foams and Nanoparticles, (2019-2022) - Responsabile Scientifico

Progetti PRIN. PRIN

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

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Virtual Materials Market Place (VIMMP), (2018-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Abstract

VIMMP facilitates and promotes the exchange between all materials modelling stakeholders for the benefit of increased innovation in European manufacturing industry. VIMMP will establish an open-source, user-friendly, powerful web-based marketplace linking beneficiaries from different manufacturing industry sectors with relevant materials modelling activities and resources. To enable a seamless and fully integrated environment, VIMMP is built on solid taxonomy and metadata foundations, including those centred on materials models, software tools, communities, translation expertise and training materials. VIMMP is a true marketplace, offering a substantial boost to all providers of tools and services; integrating modelling platforms based on Open Simulation Platform (OSP) standards that will be pursued in collaboration with the EMMC. Thus, any software owner can easily integrate models and certify codes to adhere to OSP standards. The Translator function will be supported by novel, collaborative tools that use metadata to combine models on an abstract logical level. OSP standards enable Translators and End User to build and deploy workflows quickly. VIMMP contributes novel avenues for coupling and linking of models, which will be validated in the context of three overlapping industry applications: personal goods, polymer nanocomposites and functional coatings. Data repositories relevant to modelling will be developed and integrated in VIMMP, including a novel input parameter repository for mesoscopic model, also materials properties and associated validation data. VIMMP will comprise a full set of education and training resources relevant for a wider range of manufacturing industry. VIMMP users will profit from lowering risk and upfront cost, greater speed and agility of deploying materials modelling and realising the wide range of demonstrated economic impacts.

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. CR

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Smart by Design and Intelligent by Architecture for turbine blade fan and structural components systems, (2018-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Abstract

Smartfan aims at the micro and Nano components, which will be used due to their special physico-chemical properties, in order to develop smart (bulk) materials for final application on intelligent structures. CFs for reinforcement and conductivity variance, CNTs and CNFs for sensing, Micro-containers for self-healing, Electro-Magnetic nanoparticles for fields detection and shielding, colouring agents for marking cracks and defects, piezoelectric materials can be the base for manufacturing new smart materials. In order to develop lightweight composite materials and transfer the properties of smart components into bulk materials polymer based matrices, such as Epoxy, PEEK, PVDF etc., will be used because of their compatibility with the above mentioned components, their low cost and their recyclability/reusability. During synthesis of composite bulk materials several processes should take place in order to preserve the special physico-chemical properties of composites and to achieve the best dispersion in the bulk.

Paesi coinvolti

  • GRECIA
  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

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Oyster - Open characterisation and modelling environment to drive innovation in advanced nano-architectured and bio-inspired hard/soft interfaces, (2017-2021) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Abstract

A failure to quantitatively control adhesion costs billions of euros each year in failed components, suboptimal product performance and life-threatening infections. Nano-enabled and bio-inspired products offer practical solutions to overcome adhesion and friction problems in these application areas. Current tools and methodologies, however, have so far failed to produce any standardised interpretation of adhesion data linking nanoscale adhesion to the macroscopic data. OYSTER uses contact mechanics to bridge adhesion data at multiple length scales and link interfacial adhesion to physicochemical properties. OYSTER brings Europe’s first-class laboratories and SMEs to take existing nanoscale characterisation technologies towards widespread utilisation in process optimisation and model validation. OYSTER achieves this by sharing metadata in an Open Innovation Environment, where new paradigms of multi-scale contact mechanics are validated on selected application oriented reference materials through continuous interaction with the European Materials Characterisation Council (EMCC). This way, OYSTER generates wider agreement over adhesion measurement protocols by multimodal Atomic Force Microscopy and high-speed nanoindentation. Tools and methodologies at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 will be progressed to TRL 6 through unambiguous, standardised, quantitative measurements of adhesion from nano- to macro-scale. Nano-patterned wear resistant surfaces and chemically/topologically functionalised soft contact lenses will show case nano-enabled and bioinspired products for significant market impact. In this way, OYSTER implements the triangle of modelling, characterisation and manufacturing to the wider context of industrial exploitation specially through small and medium enterprises, stakeholders’ networks such as EMCC, European Materials Modelling Councils (EMMC) and European Pilot Project Network (EPPN), and international standard organisations.

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • UNIVERSITÀ DI ROMA TRE

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Multi-scale Composite Material Selection Platform with a Seamless Integration of Material Models and Multidisciplinary Design Framework, (2017-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Abstract

The mission of COMPOSELECTOR is to develop a Business Decision Support System (BDSS), which integrates materials modelling, business tools and databases into a single workflow to support the complex decision process involved in the selection and design of polymer-matrix composites (PMCs). This will be achieved by means of an open integration platform which enables interoperability and information management of materials models and data and connects a rich materials modelling layer with industry standard business process models. In order to satisfy the need for effectively designing and producing increasingly sophisticated materials, components and systems with advanced performance on a competitive time scale there is a particular need in industry for chemistry/physics-based materials models and modelling workflows which capture the performance of materials, accounting for material internal microstructure and effects of processing, provide accuracy/validation of predicted data, and relevant management of uncertainty and assemble knowledge ready for decision makers to act upon. COMPOSELECTOR will address these needs by integration of (discrete and continuum) materials models and process models as well as structured and unstructured data into a standards-based, open integration framework, implementing uncertainty management and multi-criteria optimisation in order to provide actionable choices, and building tailored knowledge apps to support decision makers. The human interface of COMPOSELECTOR will be supported by Visual Analytics capable of integrating qualitative, quantitative and cognitive aspects for a user-friendly management of the vast quantity of available data. The COMPOSELECTOR BDSS will be applied to and validated by end users targeting accurate, reliable, efficient and cost effective decision-making and management of polymer matrix composite (PMC) materials in the transport and aerospace value chains.

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

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Low Salinity per applicazioni EOR: Studio di fattibilità: Analisi dei requisiti di sistema e stato dell’arte, (2016-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Commerciale. Consulenze e Contratti di ricerca

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • ENI S.p.A.

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Assegnazione del Contributo CRT destinato ai docenti che hanno superato il primo step di valutazione ERC senza aver ottenuto il finanziamento., (2016-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca da Enti privati e Fondazioni (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Abstract

Iniziativa per il supporto dell’indipendenza scientifica dei giovani ricercatori, asse a supporto dell’avvio di progetti di ricerca di ricercatori dell’Ateneo che abbiano superato il primo dei due step di valutazione del prestigioso programma europeo ERC di Horizon 2020, ma non siano risultati al termine finanziati.

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • FONDAZIONE CRT CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI TORINO

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European Materials Modelling Council, (2016-2019) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Abstract

The aim of the EMMC-CSA is to establish current and forward looking complementary activities necessary to bring the field of materials modelling closer to the demands of manufacturers (both small and large enterprises) in Europe. The ultimate goal is that materials modelling and simulation will become an integral part of product life cycle management in European industry, thereby making a strong contribution to enhance innovation and competitiveness on a global level. Based on intensive efforts in the past two years within the European Materials Modelling Council (EMMC) which included numerous consultation and networking actions with representatives of all stakeholders including Modellers, Software Owners, Translators and Manufacturers in Europe, the EMMC identified and proposed a set of underpinning and enabling actions to increase the industrial exploitation of materials modelling in EuropeEMMC-CSA will pursue the following overarching objectives in order to establish and strengthen the underpinning foundations of materials modelling in Europe and bridge the gap between academic innovation and industrial application: 1. Enhance the interaction and collaboration between all stakeholders engaged in different types of materials modelling, including modellers, software owners, translators and manufacturers.2. Facilitate integrated materials modelling in Europe building on strong and coherent foundations.3. Coordinate and support actors and mechanisms that enable rapid transfer of materials modelling from academic innovation to the end users and potential beneficiaries in industry.4. Achieve greater awareness and uptake of materials modelling in industry, in particular SMEs.5. Elaborate Roadmaps that (i) identify major obstacles to widening the use of materials modelling in European industry and (ii) elaborate strategies to overcome them.This EMMC-CSA stems directly out of the actions of the EMMC and will continue and build upon its existing activities.

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • Technische Universität Wien

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MODified Cost Effective fibre based structures with imprOved Multi-functionality and Performance, (2016-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Abstract

Current technological demands are increasingly stretching the properties of advanced materials to expand their applications to more severe or extreme conditions, whilst simultaneously seeking cost-effective production processes and final products. The aim of this project is to demonstrate the influence of different surface enhancing and modification techniques on CF-based materials for high value and high performance applications. These materials are a route to further exploiting advanced materials, using enabling technologies for additional functionalities, without compromising structural integrity. Carbon fibre (CF) based materials have particular advantages due to their lightweight, good mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. Current generation CFs have extensively been used in a multitude of applications, taking advantage of their valuable properties to provide solutions in complex problems of materials science and technology, however the limits of the current capability has now being reached. MODCOMP aims to develop novel fibre-based materials for technical, high value, high performance products for non-clothing applications at realistic cost, with improved safety and functionality. Demonstrators will be designed to fulfil scalability towards industrial needs . End users from a wide range of industrial sectors (transport, construction, leisure and electronics) will adapt the knowledge gained from the project and test the innovative high added value demonstrators. An in-depth and broad analysis of material development, coupled with related modelling studies, recycling and safety will be conducted in parallel for two types of materials (concepts): • CF-based structures with increased functionality (enhanced mechanical, electrical, thermal properties).• CNF-based structures for flexible electronics applications.Dedicated multiscale modelling, standardisation and production of reference materials are also considered

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • National Technical University of Athens

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NANOfluid-based direct Solar absorption for Thermal Energy and water Purification, (2015-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca da Enti privati e Fondazioni (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Abstract

Engineers have been dreaming about customizable fluids with extraordinary properties, which are finely tuned for use in different applications (e.g. solar energy, water purification, biomedicine, etc.), for a long time. State-of-the-art engineered nanoparticles (<100 nanometres) have the potential to fulfil this dream by a hugevariety of (commercially available) custom suspensions, called nanofluids. However nanofluids are still poorly understood, in particular upon irradiation with sunlight.This limits the applicability of nanofluids in heat transfer management of small size concentrating solar power (CSP) systems for poly-generation. In this project, I plan to develop a flexible (with regards to surface chemistry) and effective (with regards to engineering applications) tool for coarse-grained molecular dynamics(GCMD) simulations of nanofluids. Based on LAMMPS, this tool will be powered by two innovative modules: (i) a novel coarse-graining module, exploiting the preliminary idea I have recently pioneered about the behaviour of nano-adsorbed water and (iii) a spectrally-resolved optical module, the latter based on my originalalgorithm for efficient massively-parallel computing. The general methodology will be applied to two relevant engineering applications, namely (i) solar thermal collectors and (ii) solar-driven photocatalytic reactors for water treatment. In particular, an unconventional solar thermal collector (I have already submitted threepatents on this concept), based on nanofluids, will be investigated. This unique concept circumvents the limits of conventional solutions (i.e. environmental hazards and erosion) by using just a small (localized) amount of nanofluid and hence ensuring high (transferred) power density and improved efficiency. Finally the simulation CGMD tool will be used to support the design of a technological demonstrator for water purification by photo-catalytic particles (in collaboration with a company).

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • FONDAZIONE CRT CASSA DI RISPARMIO DI TORINO

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(NANO-BRIDGE) TRASPORTO DI CALORE E DI MASSA IN NANO-STRUTTURE MEDIANTE DINAMICA MOLECOLARE, RIDUZIONE SISTEMATICA DEI MODELLI E TERMODINAMICA DI NON-EQUILIBRIO, (2014-2017) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Nazionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

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DRAPO’ - SISTEMI AUSILIARI INTEGRATI AD ALTA EFFICIENZA PER IL RECUPERO DELL’ENERGIA E LA RIDUZIONE DEI CONSUMI DI AUTOVEICOLI, (2013-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Regionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • Regione Piemonte
  • CENTRO RICERCHE FIAT

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'ARTEMIS', AUTOMOTIVE PEMFC RANGE EXTENDER WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE IMPROVED MEAS AND STACKS, (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

Paesi coinvolti

  • FRANCIA
  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • CNRS - CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE -

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RICOPRIMENTI SUPERFICIALI NANO-INGEGNERIZZATI MEDIANTE NANOTUBI DI CARBONIO PER LO SCAMBIO TERMICO AD ALTA EFFICIENZA ENERGETICA (THERMALSKIN), (2012-2015) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Nazionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • MIUR MINISTERO ISTRUZIONE UNIVERSITÀ E RICERCA

Strutture interne coinvolte

  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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MODELLAZIONE MICROSCOPICA E STUDIO DEI MECCANISMI DI DEGRADAZIONE DELLA MEMBRANA ELETTROLITICA E DEGLI ELETTRODI CATALIZZATORI IN CELLE PEM AD ALTA TEMPERATURA, (2010-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Nazionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Strutture interne coinvolte

  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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ANALISI TERMOFLUIDODINAMICA DI SCAMBIATORI DI CALORE MEDIANTE TECNICHE DI SIMULAZIONE NUMERICA, (2010-2011) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Commerciale. Consulenze e Contratti di ricerca

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • ASTRA REFRIGERANTI S.p.A

Strutture interne coinvolte

  • Centro Servizi di Alessandria
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REALIZZAZIONE DI UN APPARATO DI PROVA PER TUBAZIONI RESISTENTI AL FUOCO , (2009-2010) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Commerciale. Consulenze e Contratti di ricerca

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • COES SPA

Strutture interne coinvolte

  • Centro Servizi di Alessandria
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THERMONANO, LOW-TEMPERATURE HEAT EXCHANGERS BASED ON THERMALLY-CONDUCTIVE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES , (2009-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca UE (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca Europei

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Abstract

Low temperature heat recovery is often limiting the energy efficiency of industrial processes. Low temperature differences imply large exchange surfaces which are unfeasible from the economic (expensive metal are needed to withstand the presence of condensates) and technical (too large volumes for the specific application contexts) viewpoints. The present project aims at developing nanofilled-polymer-based heat exchangers enabling: i) effective heat conductivity due to the percolation network of carbon or metal fillers; ii) cost reduction compared to metal materials (stainless steel, Cu-alloys,…); iii) design flexibility for an intensive volume exploitation; iv) superior corrosion resistance; v) promotion of the highly effective drop condensation with hydrophobic polymers. Three main application areas are devised: 1. Intercoolers increasing the efficiency of large diesel engines, where heat conductive plastics can provide a cheaper alternative to Cu-alloys when seawater is used as the cooling media (e.g. large naval engines or power plants close to sea side). 2. Heat recovery systems from combustion flue gases acting below 300°C, where commercial metal-based systems loose cost-effectiveness. 3. Application in the chemical and process industries where harsh chemicals or corrosive environments have to be faced. The project is divided into three main work lines: i) development of compounds in which a range of polymers (nylon, PET,…) and fillers (carbon fibres, carbon nanotubes, metal coated nanoparticles, …) will be considered; ii) tailoring of plastic forming techniques (injection moulding, pressing, extrusion); iii) manufacturing &amp; testing of up to two proof-of-concept heat exchangers. The partnership includes two Universities (POLITO-I, TUBAF-D), two research centres (CEA-F, PISAS-SK), three SMEs (Astrarefrigeranti-I, Nanocyl-B, Starom-RO) and two large companies (Simona-D, SGL Carbon-D) selected for their specific expertise to undertake the above challenges.

Paesi coinvolti

  • Italia
  • Germania
  • Francia
  • Romania
  • Slovacchia
  • Belgio

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • A.S.T.R.A. REFRIGERANTI S.P.A.
  • ONNI-STAMP SRL
  • SIMONA AG
  • COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
  • STAROM GRUP S.R.L.
  • USTAV POLYMEROV - SLOVENSKA AKADEMIA VIED
  • TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET BERGAKADEMIE FREIBERG
  • NANOCYL SA
  • SGL CARBON GMBH

Strutture interne coinvolte

  • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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ENERGRID - ENERGRID:DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF A GRID INFRASTRUCTURE FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING IN MODELING ENERGY NETWORKS BASED ON WIDESPREAD SOURCES OF HEAT AND POWER GENERATION, (2007-2010) - Responsabile Scientifico

Ricerca Regionale (non commerciale). Progetti di Ricerca su Fondi Strutturali e Nazionali

Paesi coinvolti

  • ITALIA

Enti/Aziende coinvolti

  • ALTAIR ENGINEERING S.R.L

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  • Dipartimento di Energetica
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Altri progetti di ricerca

His research lies in the field of energy and environmental sustainability, in particular regarding the use of renewable sources for the production of drinking water, the heat and mass transfer in energy devices, and the modeling of materials. He was team leader for numerous European (8 in H2020) and national projects. He has on-going collaborations with Argonne National Laboratory (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) and Imperial College (UK). He has published more than 110 articles in international journals, including Energy & Environmental Science, Science Advances and Nature Sustainability (Google Scholar statistics: citations 3357; h-index 34).


He is an international member of the Advisory Committee of the American OpenKIM project (https://openkim.org) for interatomic models since 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Union of Thermo-fluid dynamics (UIT) since 2016. He is a member of the editorial board of the journal Heliyon Energy (Cell Press) since 2016. He was formerly a member of the Operational Management Board of the European Council for Material Modeling (EMMC) from 2014 to 2019.