Partners on the EU FP7 Advanced Airship project: Polytechnic of Torino (Energy Department)

Organization: Polytechnic of Torino (Energy Department)

Short name: POLITO

General Description

The Polytechnic of Torino is a research university aiming to get a harmonic development of both fundamental and applied research. The staff includes more than 900 teaching people and about the same number of technical and administrative people working in the framework of 5 faculties, 1 PhD school, 18 Departments and 7 Service Centers. The provisional economic balance for 2010 is estimated to be about 380 millions euro. The University Ministry (MIUR) provides about 1/3 of the incoming. Students are 29300, spread on 96 learning paths (22 short graduations, 31 full graduations, 23 PhD, 20 post-graduation courses) 18 of which fully English teaching.

Energy Department basically studies energy conversion processes, developing the research and teaching activi- ties about subjects like combustion, nuclear fission and fusion, aerospace propulsion, pneumatic, internal com- bustion engines, energy systems environmental impact, thermal economy, safety and risk analysis of energy and transport systems, internal environment engineering.

Main related expertise

Emilio Cafaro, professor, born in Lecce on July 14-th 1952, graduated in Nuclear Engineering at Polytechnic of Torino and had the PhD at the Energy Department of the Polytechnic of Torino. His graduation and PhD disser- tations have been carried out at the Université Libre in Bruxelles (Physical Chemistry Department, Prof. Ilya Prigogine) and at Von Karman Institute for Fluid-dynamics in Bruxelles (Environmental Aerodynamics Depart- ment Prof. D. Olivari).irrespectively. He won a free competition for Associated Professor in the subject group ―Fisica Tecnica‖ at the Engineering Faculty of Polytechnic of Torino on the Termodinamica Applicata chair since 1992. At present he is teacher of the following courses: Sistemi a Combustione; Accumulo e Trasporto dell‘Energia; the courses are both attaining the full graduation of ―Ingegneria Energetica e Nucleare‖ and in charge of the following PhD courses: Modellazione e Simulazione Numerica di Flussi Turbolenti, Ingegneria della Sicurezza Antincendio ed Analisi di Rischio.

Carlo Cima, engineer, born in Brescia on February 18-th 1962 graduated cum laude in Nuclear Engineering at Polytechnic of Torino and had the PhD at the Energy Department of the Polytechnic of Torino. He won a compe- tition for University Researcher in the subject group ―Fisica Tecnica‖ at the Engineering Faculty of Polytechnic of Torino in 1995. His research activities attain the following fields: Combustion theory and applications, Nu- merical modelling and simulation of turbulent reactive flows, Fire safety engineering and risk analysis.

Related publications (others related publications in attachment): L. De Giorgi, V. Bertola, E. Cafaro, C. Cima, Controlling Numerical Solutions By Entropy Analysis, Proceed- ings Of The International Heat Transfer Conference Ihtc14, Washington, Dc, USA, August 8-13, 2010. L. De Giorgi, V. Bertola, E. Cafaro, C. Cima, M. De Salve, B. Panella, Heat Transfer In Liquid Nitrogen Flows Inside Smooth Pipes, Proceedings Of The International Heat Transfer Conference Ihtc14, Washington, Dc, USA, August 8-13, 2010. Bertola V, Cafaro E., Cima C, Testa A (2002). Cooling Properties Of A Dilute Aqueous Polymeric Solution. Aiaa Paper, Vol. 2002-0497, Issn: 0146-3705 Cafaro E., Cima C (1993). Non-Linear Analysis Of The Two-Dimensional Rayleigh-Taylor Instability. Interna- tional Communications In Heat And Mass Transfer, Vol. 20; P. 597-603, Issn: 0735-1933

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