01UHXIV

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Doctorate Research in Energetica - Torino

Course structure

Teaching | Hours |
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Lezioni | 20 |

Teachers

Teacher | Status | SSD | h.Les | h.Ex | h.Lab | h.Tut | Years teaching |
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Fasano Matteo | Professore Associato | ING-IND/10 | 20 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 4 |

Teaching assistant

Context

SSD | CFU | Activities | Area context |
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*** N/A *** |

2019/20

PERIOD: JUNE - JULY
The prediction of heat and mass transfer properties of modern nanostructured materials is required to push them from lab to mass production in a broad variety of industries, especially in the energy, aerospace, chemical and biomedical fields. This course aims at introducing the main ideas associated with the modelling of heat and mass transfer phenomena at the nanoscale, with the final target to develop multi-scale models of components made of nanostructured materials. In the course, the theoretical aspects related to nanoscale heat and mass transfer will be accompanied by hands-on activities on some common simulation techniques (e.g. Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics). Examples of modelling approaches spanning from nano- to macro-scale are provided, with focus on nanocolloids, nanocomposites and nanoporous materials.

PERIOD: JUNE - JULY
The prediction of heat and mass transfer properties of modern nanostructured materials is required to push them from lab to mass production in a broad variety of industries, especially in the energy, aerospace, chemical and biomedical fields. This course aims at introducing the main ideas associated with the modelling of heat and mass transfer phenomena at the nanoscale, with the final target to develop multi-scale models of components made of nanostructured materials. In the course, the theoretical aspects related to nanoscale heat and mass transfer will be accompanied by hands-on activities on some common simulation techniques (e.g. Monte Carlo, molecular dynamics). Examples of modelling approaches spanning from nano- to macro-scale are provided, with focus on nanocolloids, nanocomposites and nanoporous materials.

Fundamentals of energy transport by principal energy carriers: electrons, phonons, fluid particles, photons. Overview of statistical thermodynamics and kinetic theory. Heat transfer at the nanoscale: thermal properties of solids and size effects, phonon transport and interface scattering (thermal boundary resistance). Mass transfer at the nanoscale: viscosity and diffusivity of nanoconfined fluids, velocity slip. (10 hours)
Introduction to classical molecular mechanics. Interaction potentials. Computational algorithms and post-processing techniques in atomistic simulations. Examples of Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations: nanocolloids for solar thermal and theranostic applications; nanocomposites for aerospace and automotive applications; nanoporous materials for thermal energy storage, desalination and drug delivery. Approach to multi-scale problems. (4 hours)
Hands-on laboratory on molecular dynamics simulations (GROMACS software): geometry and topology creation, energy minimization, setup equilibration, equilibrium/non-equilibrium simulations, post-processing of molecular dynamics trajectories. (6 hours)

Fundamentals of energy transport by principal energy carriers: electrons, phonons, fluid particles, photons. Overview of statistical thermodynamics and kinetic theory. Heat transfer at the nanoscale: thermal properties of solids and size effects, phonon transport and interface scattering (thermal boundary resistance). Mass transfer at the nanoscale: viscosity and diffusivity of nanoconfined fluids, velocity slip. (10 hours)
Introduction to classical molecular mechanics. Interaction potentials. Computational algorithms and post-processing techniques in atomistic simulations. Examples of Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations: nanocolloids for solar thermal and theranostic applications; nanocomposites for aerospace and automotive applications; nanoporous materials for thermal energy storage, desalination and drug delivery. Approach to multi-scale problems. (4 hours)
Hands-on laboratory on molecular dynamics simulations (GROMACS software): geometry and topology creation, energy minimization, setup equilibration, equilibrium/non-equilibrium simulations, post-processing of molecular dynamics trajectories. (6 hours)

16/07/2020
15:00-18:00 Course introduction. Statistical thermodynamics and kinetic theory - 3 hours Lecture
20/07/2020
10:00-12:00 Peculiar heat&mass transfer phenomena at the nanoscale - 2 hours Lecture
20/07/2020
14:30-17:30 Measuring heat&mass transfer phenomena at the nano-/microscale (in collaboration with INRiM) - 3 hours Seminar lecture
21/07/2020
14:30-18:30 Modelling nanoscale heat and mass transfer phenomena (+case studies) - 4 hours Lecture
22/07/2020
14:30-16:30 Hands-on laboratory 1: installing and using the GROMACS software - 2 hours Virtual laboratory
22/07/2020
16:30-18:30 Hands-on laboratory 2: computing the thermal conductivity of solid materials
2 hours Virtual laboratory
23/07/2020
14:30-16:30 Hands-on laboratory 3: computing the thermal boundary resistance at different interfaces
2 hours Virtual laboratory
23/07/2020
16:30-18:30 Hands-on laboratory 4: computing the self-diffusion coefficient of nanoconfined water 2 hours Virtual laboratory
Exam
Each student will be asked to prepare a 15-slides report focusing on a topic of her/his interest among the ones discussed in the course. The final exam will consist in a 15-minutes presentation of the report followed by an oral Q&A session. The exam will be done through the Virtual Classroom of Politecnico di Torino, and the presentations will be available to all the class. Each student will agree the most suitable exam date with the professor.

16/07/2020
15:00-18:00 Course introduction. Statistical thermodynamics and kinetic theory - 3 hours Lecture
20/07/2020
10:00-12:00 Peculiar heat&mass transfer phenomena at the nanoscale - 2 hours Lecture
20/07/2020
14:30-17:30 Measuring heat&mass transfer phenomena at the nano-/microscale (in collaboration with INRiM) - 3 hours Seminar lecture
21/07/2020
14:30-18:30 Modelling nanoscale heat and mass transfer phenomena (+case studies) - 4 hours Lecture
22/07/2020
14:30-16:30 Hands-on laboratory 1: installing and using the GROMACS software - 2 hours Virtual laboratory
22/07/2020
16:30-18:30 Hands-on laboratory 2: computing the thermal conductivity of solid materials
2 hours Virtual laboratory
23/07/2020
14:30-16:30 Hands-on laboratory 3: computing the thermal boundary resistance at different interfaces
2 hours Virtual laboratory
23/07/2020
16:30-18:30 Hands-on laboratory 4: computing the self-diffusion coefficient of nanoconfined water 2 hours Virtual laboratory
Exam
Each student will be asked to prepare a 15-slides report focusing on a topic of her/his interest among the ones discussed in the course. The final exam will consist in a 15-minutes presentation of the report followed by an oral Q&A session. The exam will be done through the Virtual Classroom of Politecnico di Torino, and the presentations will be available to all the class. Each student will agree the most suitable exam date with the professor.

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