PRINCIPLES OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ENGINEERING

PRINCIPLES OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY ENGINEERING

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Code
90455
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10377 SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION (LM-26) GENOVA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9269 Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production (LM-33) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/17
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (SAFETY ENGINEERING FOR TRANSPORT, LOGISTICS AND PRODUCTION)
semester
1° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is focused on various aspects of safety and security in industrial applications including: chemical plants, oil&gas, dangerous goods handling etc. Starting form reliability analysis, through Bayesian statistics, reliability modeling and simulation, failure analysis the course will guide the identification of possible risk factors and will presents the most promising methodological approaches. Two practical assignment will be given focusing on industrial incidents involving chemical spills and complex plants failures.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course addresses structurally the problem of the safety of industrial settlements and industrial plants in general, the introduction provides a basic framework and the connection with the notions learned in the Degree course with the possible completion of the existing "gap" . Part I addresses the structural patterns of cuts and collapses of industrial constructions, structures and carpentry as events often at the root of accidents. Through the analysis of theories and models, the student learns the "safe" design principles in the various scenarios considered. Part II addresses the consequences that industrial accidents can have on the environment and on people by emphasizing causal links and the interconnection between the structural, operational and human aspects of the incident phenomenon. The course is purely applicative with reference to industrial sectors considered to be "high risk" (chemical, nuclear, oil & gas, etc.).

Teaching methods

Theoretical lectures with support of slides and in-classroom exercises, assigments and seminars.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction and key concepts

 
 

• Concept of risk and industrial risk

 

• Elements of statistics and probability theory

 

• Bayesian statistics applied to the industrial sector

 

• MechStructural mechanics

 

• Determination of stress characteristics

 

• Recall on the solid of De Saint-Venant

 

• Matrixl and tensorial notation elements

Part I – Accidents resulting from collapse in industrial buildings, structures and carpentry

 
Axial loading

Torsion

Pure bending

Beams

Shearing stresses

Stress transformations

Principal stresses

Beam deflection

Columns

Energy methods

Accidents resulting from collapse in industrial buildings, structures and carpentry

 

Assignments: Analysis of the collapse scenarios of an industrial chimney design a EOT crane using Eurocode.

Part II – Simulation models for industrial accident scenarios

 
  • Probability distributions

 

 
  • Montecarlo simulation

 

 
  • Reliability, Availability and Sustainability and implications for accident scenario
 
  • RBD, blocks modelling
 

 

Assignment TARAS: FMECA risk analysis on an accident scenario in a nuclear plant with FTA, ETA and RBD modeling techniques

 


• Estimating models and redundancy criteria

• Estimating the parameters reliability

• Fallout Templates for Release of Dangerous Substances in the Environment: Evaporating Pool, Horizontal Jet Release, Vertical Jet Release

 

Assignment SLAB: Designing an Emergency Pollution Discharge Tower (chimney): Process and structural aspects.

 
  • Human Factor: The role of the "human error" component in industrial accidents
  • Mistake proofing.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Reference textbooks

  • Beer, Johnston & Dewolf, Mechanics Of Materials 
    McGraw-Hill series in mechanical engineering, Tata McGraw-Hill Education, 2004, ISBN: 978-0-07-0535107

  • Riccardo Baldacci, Scienza delle Costruzioni, Vol II, Fondamenti di Meccanica delle Strutture (I-III, V-VI, IX), Edizioni UTET Torino, ISBN 88-02-04634-4, 1997
 
  • Leone Corradi Dell'Acqua, Meccanica delle strutture 2/ed, Vol III, Mc Graw Hill, ISBN: 978-88386-72309
 
  • Donald Ermak, SLAB User Manual, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, 1990 (Public Domain)
 
  • DoD, Applied R&M manual for defense systems, USA,
 
  • Patrick O'Connor, Practical reliability engineering, John Wiley & Sons Fifth Edition., UK, 2012.
 
  • Riccardo Baldacci, Scienza delle Costruzioni, Vol I, Fondamenti di Meccanica dei Solidi (I-IV, VIII), Edizioni UTET Torino, ISBN 88-02-03853-8, 1997
   

 

Deepening textbooks

  • Armando Monte, Elementi di Impianti Industriali Volume 1, Edizioni Libreria Cortina, Torino.
 
  • James Zapert, Richard Londergan, Harold Thistle Evaluation of dense gas simulation models, EPA, USA, 1991
 
  • Roberto Revetria,  Roberto Mosca  “Distributed Simulation in Industry” chapter 2 from Dr. Evon M. Abu- Taieh, “Simulation and Modeling: Current Technologies and Application” ISBN 978-159904198-8 Idea Group, Inc., Hershey, PA 17033, USA, 2007.
 
  • Maurizio Catino, Da Chernobyl a Linate: incidenti tecnologici o errori organizzativi?, Bruno Mondadori Editore, Italia, 2006.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: please contact for appointment the teacher by mail: revetria@dime.unige.it

Exam Board

FLAVIO TONELLI (President)

ROBERTO REVETRIA (President)

CHIARA MANDOLFINO (President)

MELISSA DEMARTINI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Theoretical lectures with support of slides and in-classroom exercises, assigments and seminars.

LESSONS START

according to the official lectures timetable

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam provides for a single evaluation of each of the following elements, the vote being the sum of the individual evaluations:

1. The student's delivery of the 4 calculation reports related to the Assignments,

2. Oral discussion of an in-depth report on one of the lessons discussed

3. A multiple-choice test on all subjects covered by the course.

4. Evaluation of the frequency of teaching activities (lessons and exercises) proposed in the classroom

Assessment methods

Evaluation of the level of understanding of the theoretical concepts, evaluation of the practical design and calculation skills, evaluation of the comunication competences in a session of a real life project presentation.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Exercises, software use and seminars are offered during the lectures period.