ENGINEERING FOR INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY

ENGINEERING FOR INDUSTRIAL SUSTAINABILITY

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Code
72414
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 9269 Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production (LM-33) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/17
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Mechanical Engineering - Design and Production)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course addresses the need for engineers to develop solutions which have the potential to address current global challenges by providing products, services and processes taking into account local capabilities and constraints to pursue an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable techno-societal context in a technological perspective.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course addresses the need for engineers to develop solutions which have the potential to address current global challenges by providing products, services and processes taking into account local capabilities and constraints to pursue an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable techno-societal context in a technological perspective. Resources required for manufacturing and use of such products are limited and not evenly distributed in the world. Locally available resources, local capabilities as well as local constraints have to be drivers for product- and process innovations with respect to the entire life cycle. The course aims to provide a tool box for supporting sustainable manufacturing practices supporting manufacturing companies reduce inputs, waste and costs, improve efficiencies, increase productive performance, achieve greater competitiveness. Some of the course concerns production systems digital evolution with particular reference to Industry 4.0, and to issues related to efficiency improvement by providing tools to evaluate production processes and industrial production planning. Parte del corso riguarderà l’evoluzione digitale dei sistemi produttivi con particolare riferimento al paradigma Industria 4.0, e all’analisi delle problematiche legate al miglioramento dell’efficienza dei sistemi manifatturieri fornisce gli strumenti per valutare i processi di produzione e programmare la produzione industriale. The course encourages a holistic system perspective integrating social, environmental, economical, and technological factors.

PREREQUISITES

None.

Teaching methods

Class lectures with english slides support

Assignments on simulated industrial cases

Scientific papers reading and discussion

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Topic 1 – Cultural awareness
Topic 2 – Business Models for Industrial Sustainability
Topic 3 – Eco-design and Life Cycle Assessment
Topic 4 – Industrial Symbiosis
Topic 5 – Industrial Sustainability and Sustainable Manufacturing toolbox
Topic 6 – Simulation and sustainability
Topic 7 – Industry 4.0 for sustainability
Topic 8 – Global Manufacturing evolution and Factories of the Future

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

J. Randers, 2052, Edizioni Ambiente, 2012


Pauli G., Blue Economy, Report to Club of Rome, 2010 (ITA or ENG version)

Graedel, T.E., Allenby, B.R., Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering, PEARSON, 2010

McDonough, Braungart M, Cradle to cradle, Northpoint press, 2002

Hawken, P., Lovins, A.B,., Lovins, L.H., Natural capitalism: the next industrial revolution. 2nd Ed., Routledge, 2005

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Depending on the classes schedule every semester (please refer to the Teacher information). Tipically on Monday afternoon at La Spezia Site while on demand for the resto of the week at Teacher's office at Genova Site.

Exam Board

FLAVIO TONELLI (President)

ROBERTO REVETRIA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Class lectures with english slides support

Assignments on simulated industrial cases

Scientific papers reading and discussion

 

EXAMS

Exam description

The examination can be agreed with the Teacher at least two weeks before

Before oral sessione it is mandatory to send report on given assignment

Registration will be executed in planned dates for electronic registration as shown on WebCalendario Esami

Assessment methods

Assignment on industrial system simulator (40% of final mark)

Oral examination on course topics (50% of final mark)

Class attendance and discussion participation (10% of final mark)

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
04/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Registrazione
18/09/2020 14:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento