APPLIED PHYSICS

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Code
95250
ACADEMIC YEAR
2017/2018
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/11
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Product and nautical design)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course aims to provide the basic knowledge necessary for the understanding of the main physical phenomena interesting the yacht design, in particular approaching the study of the energy systems thermodynamics and the heat transfer.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the training of a person able to analyze and solve simple problems in different fields of applied physics (applied thermodynamics, heat transfer, acoustics and lighting) while helping to acquire a proper scientific-technical language.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is the training of a person able to solve simple math problems of thermodynamics and heat transfer, while helping to acquire a proper scientific-technical language, as an essential tool either to understand technical documentation or to talk with several actors in the designing and manufacturing processes of the pleasure boats.
Preliminary and essential to the study of physical phenomena is the familiarity with the physical dimensions of the mechanics and the relative units of measurement: the same are recalled in fact in the introductory part of the course.
The course then addresses the main topics of technical thermodynamics, through the analysis of thermodynamic systems and energy exchanges that characterize them.
Following is the study of the main mechanisms of heat exchange, conduction, convection and thermal radiation.
With the aim of favoring an adequate critical knowledge of the phenomena, numerical exercises are also provided for the resolution of simple problems.

PREREQUISITES

The following basic mathematical knowledge is necessary to effectively address the teaching content.

  • Calculation of areas and volumes of simple geometries.
  • Functions: line, module, parabola, hyperbola, logarithm, exponential, trigonometric functions (sine, cosine, tangent and related inverse functions).
  • Resolution of equations and of first and second degree, of equations with logarithms and trigonometric functions.
  • Simple inequations.
  • Meaning of limit.
  • Differential calculus of a real variable: geometric interpretation of the concept of derivative and integral, calculation of derivatives and primitives of simple functions.
  • Ordinary differential equations to the separable variables of the first and second order.

In order to face the resolution of simple numerical problems, it is also necessary to have an adequate familiarity in the use of a scientific calculator.

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching is carried out by alternating theoretical lessons with practical/numerical exercises.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main topics discussed are the following.

GENERAL PHYSICS RECALLS: mechanics, static of fluids, notes of electricity.

TECHNICAL THERMODYNAMICS: thermodynamic systems, temperature, heat, mechanical work, first principle of thermodynamics for closed and open systems, notes on the second principle of thermodynamics, thermodynamic properties of pure substances, dynamics of fluids.

HEAT TRANSFER: conduction, convection, thermal radiation, combined heat transfer mechanisms.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bergero S., Chiari A., Appunti di termodinamica, Aracne editrice, 2007.
Bergero S., Chiari A., Appunti di trasmissione del calore, Aracne editrice, 2012.
Bergero S., Cavalletti P., Chiari A., Problemi di Fisica Tecnica, Dario Flaccovio, 2014.

In the aulaweb of the course, additional teaching materials are made available to students, including handouts for the topic "General physics recalls", the complete reference bibliography, proposed and solved exercises, texts of past exams, etc.).

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Office hours: The indicative office hours for students are on Tuesday, at the Polo di La Spezia, and on Wednesday, at the Genoa teacher office (a Skype connection is also possible). In all cases, interested students must make an appointment by sending an email at least two days in advance.

Exam Board

ANNA CHIARI (President)

STEFANO BERGERO

FRANCESCO DEVIA

STEFANO LAZZARI

MARIO MISALE

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Teaching is carried out by alternating theoretical lessons with practical/numerical exercises.

LESSONS START

The lessons of the course are held in the first semester, as per the academic calendar.

Class schedule

APPLIED PHYSICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists of a written test and an oral test.
Access to the oral examination is admitted after passing the written test.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Registration for the exam tests through the unige portal.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
16/01/2018 10:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
25/01/2018 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
08/02/2018 10:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
11/06/2018 10:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
21/06/2018 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
11/07/2018 10:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
19/07/2018 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
11/09/2018 10:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
17/09/2018 08:00 LA SPEZIA Orale Passibile di spostamento in settimana secondo disponibilità aule
17/01/2019 10:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto + Orale La data della prova orale viene comunicata in sede di scritto.
07/02/2019 10:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto + Orale La data della prova orale viene comunicata in sede di scritto.