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Modelling of Nanoscale heat and mass transfer phenomena

01UHXIV

A.A. 2022/23

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Doctorate Research in Energetica - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 12
Esercitazioni in aula 8
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Fasano Matteo   Professore Associato ING-IND/10 9 4 0 0 4
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
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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. The recent possibility of coupling machine learning tools with multi-scale materials modelling will be also discussed. 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 will be provided, with focus on nanocolloids, nanocomposites, and nanoporous materials.
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. The recent possibility of coupling machine learning tools with multi-scale materials modelling will be also discussed. 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 will be provided, with focus on nanocolloids, nanocomposites, and nanoporous materials.
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Fundamentals of energy transport by principal energy carriers: electrons, phonons, fluid particles, photons. Theoretical framework: overview of statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, lattice dynamics. 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. (5 hours) Research highlights on quantum effects and heat transfer: the quantum reform in metrology; single-particle Schr÷dinger equation; multiple-particle Schr÷dinger equation; Density Functional Theory (DFT); phonons and thermal conductivity. (3 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 theragnostic applications; nanocomposites for aerospace and automotive applications; nanoporous materials for thermal energy storage, desalination, and drug delivery; nanostructured solid-liquid interface with tuneable wetting. Machine learning and multi-scale tools for enhanced materials modelling. (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. (8 hours)
Fundamentals of energy transport by principal energy carriers: electrons, phonons, fluid particles, photons. Theoretical framework: overview of statistical thermodynamics, kinetic theory, lattice dynamics. 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. (5 hours) Research highlights on quantum effects and heat transfer: the quantum reform in metrology; single-particle Schr÷dinger equation; multiple-particle Schr÷dinger equation; Density Functional Theory (DFT); phonons and thermal conductivity. (3 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 theragnostic applications; nanocomposites for aerospace and automotive applications; nanoporous materials for thermal energy storage, desalination, and drug delivery; nanostructured solid-liquid interface with tuneable wetting. Machine learning and multi-scale tools for enhanced materials modelling. (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. (8 hours)
ModalitÓ mista
Mixed mode
Presentazione orale
Oral presentation
P.D.2-2 - Luglio
P.D.2-2 - July
All lectures and laboratories will be done in presence at Politecnico di Torino. The detailed calendar of the course and the classroom location will be published on the Portale della Didattica at the beginning of June 2023. At the same time, these lectures and laboratories will be also live streamed by means of the Virtual Classroom of Politecnico di Torino, available through the Portale della Didattica. All lectures will be recorded and shared with the class. All the presented slides, the notes, and articles helpful for this course will be uploaded on the Portale della Didattica in due time. For the exam, each student will be asked to prepare a 10-slides report focusing on a topic of her/his interest among the ones discussed in the course. The final exam will consist in a 10-minutes presentation of the report followed by a Q&A session on the presented topic. 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.
All lectures and laboratories will be done in presence at Politecnico di Torino. The detailed calendar of the course and the classroom location will be published on the Portale della Didattica at the beginning of June 2023. At the same time, these lectures and laboratories will be also live streamed by means of the Virtual Classroom of Politecnico di Torino, available through the Portale della Didattica. All lectures will be recorded and shared with the class. All the presented slides, the notes, and articles helpful for this course will be uploaded on the Portale della Didattica in due time. For the exam, each student will be asked to prepare a 10-slides report focusing on a topic of her/his interest among the ones discussed in the course. The final exam will consist in a 10-minutes presentation of the report followed by a Q&A session on the presented topic. 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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