Massimo Delogu

Massimo Delogu
University of Florence | UNIFI · Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale

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High-performance Permanent Magnets (PMs), both as sintered metal and bonded metal-polymer, are necessary for modern industry. PMs using Rare Earth Elements (REEs) for wind power generation provide efficiency and power density. As a drawback, REEs are critical due to cost, environmental and social impacts related to their production. Component optim...
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In the last decades, sustainability has become a critical issue for the vehicle industry. Today automotive manufacturers are subjected to several government regulations aimed at making the industry more environmentally sustainable. In this context, many research and industrial activities are focused on the eco-design field by developing innovative...
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The study presented is part of the Rural Development Programme of the Tuscany Region and the European Union: the objectives are to limit the number of manual operations, to enhance technological transfer operations, to share best practices and to reduce the carbon footprint of the Scindapsus cuttings production chain. In this context, the work pres...
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Mechanical recycling of common materials such as plastics requires appropriate material segregation, which is usually performed adopting processes similar to those developed for mineral engineering industry. Due to the need to increment amount and quality of selection products, such processes – still developed through trial-and-error approach – are...
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Newly electric vehicle architectures require intensive virtual and physical testing for safety assessment, due to the increasing relevance of By-Wire systems and the presence of innovative control algorithms for ordinary driving scenario, potential emergency situations or Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems implementation purpose. To reduce the deve...
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Trenchless excavation will play a key role in the development of smart cities allowing a fast and sustainable improvement of underground infrastructures. Directional drilling machines are a fundamental tool in this process allowing the installation of pipes, ducts and cables with a relatively free trajectory. In the optic of a progressive decarboni...
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Demand for urban mobility continue to be on the rise and the changing landscape has profound repercussions on a varied range of issues as well as health, safety, water, transport and energy consumption. For this reason, to achieve sustainable urbanization, cities must generate better employment opportunities, expand the necessary infrastructure, en...
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A thorough assessment of Life-Cycle effects involved by vehicle lightweighting needs a rigorous evaluation of mass-induced consumption, on which energy and sustainability benefits during use stage directly depend. The paper proposes an analytical calculation procedure to estimate the weight-related energy consumption of pure Electric Vehicles (EVs)...
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The paper presents an innovative lightweight design solution for the rear crash management system of a C-class car, developed within the AffordabLe LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE (ALLIANCE) EU research project. The innovation provides that the reference version of the module, based on conventional steel components, is revolutionized through the i...
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The paper contributes at filling the lack of knowledge on Photovoltaic (PV) panels recycling through the analysis of a mobile mechanical treatment plant developed within the context of a European project. The process, the machinery installed in the system and their main functionalities are described. The data are used to perform a Life Cycle Assess...
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The paper displays extracts from the results of the Affordable LIghtweight Automobiles AlliaNCE (ALLIANCE) project, funded by the Horizon 2020 framework programme of the European Commission. In this regard, a door demonstrator, that is, currently in series production and mainly consists of steel materials, has been re-engineered making use of state...
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This paper shows one of the first example of S-LCA application in the automotive sector by means of the Product Social Impact Assessment method, developed by the Roundtable for the Product Social Metrics. The case study concerns a vehicle component. The main companies involved in the production stage have been engaged in the data collection; theref...
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The use of so called Rare Earth Elements (REEs) for the production of permanent magnets (PMs) is increasing worldwide due to the needs of numerous industrial sectors. REEs are described in literature as critical materials due to the uncertainties related to cost instability and due to the potential environmental and social impact associated to thei...
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Sustainability is a critical issue for the automotive industry, making that car manufacturers have to address also environmental issues additionally to the traditional ones. Within this context, many research and industry activities have been concentrated in the field of lightweighting through the development of innovative materials and manufacturi...
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In the characterization of the mechanical behavior of metallic materials, the effects of the combined action of corrosive environmental factors, together with stress states induced by operating loads, are the subject of in-depth studies and undergoing continuous development. The idea behind the project was born thanks to the collaboration with the...
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Purpose Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) applications have been growing during the last years. Most of the scientific articles published so far have addressed the applicability of S-LCA, focusing on selecting suitable indicators, and only recently, the developments in the area of impact pathway are increasing. However, a critical analysis of ho...
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The objective of this paper is to discuss the main barriers for modelling and integrating the environmental performances in the automotive concept design. Incorporating environmental assessment in the early design phase of a vehicle component is known as an important challenge that car makers need to face in order to develop more sustainable design...
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The use of photovoltaic panels in Europe led to the installation of about 100GWp in the last decade, an amount which is still growing. The productive life of panels is expected to be between 10 to 30 years, so that in the future a strong demand for systems able to perform their End–of–Life treatment is undoubted. As a consequence of the Directive 2...
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Nowadays, lightweight materials and design is one of the means carmakers employ to reduce CO2 emissions according to EU's goals and sustainability principles. In this paper, a comparative analysis between alternative design solutions for Electric Vehicles (EVs) components was carried out using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC...
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The diffusion of small size electric vehicles mainly designed for the urban context can significantly reduce the impact of personal mobility not only due to reduced energy consumption but also optimizing the use of parking and driving space in comparison with conventional vehicles. The solutions proposed on the market and at research level include...
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Transportation represents one of the major contributors to several environmental burdens such as Green-House-Gas (GHG) emissions and resource depletion. Considering the European Union, light duty vehicles are responsible for roughly 10% of total energy use and air emissions. As a consequence, the need for higher fuel/energy efficiency in both conve...
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Lightweight design and electrified powertrain have become important strategies in the automotive industry to reduce fuel demand and break down emissions respectively. Lightweighting of Electric Vehicles (EVs) is considered a step forward because advantages of both EVs and lightweight design could be combined to reduce environmental impacts even fur...
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In past years the European Union (EU) set targets to reduce emis-sions in order to encourage and develop a more sustainable society. As a conse-quence of this carmakers began to study new materials and innovative technol-ogies in order to lightweight their vehicles, thus reducing use stage fuel con-sumption and environmental impact. A promising str...
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The paper proposes a method aimed to support Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in the evaluation of environmental benefits achievable by lightweight design solutions in the automotive field. The study is based on an in-depth calculation of car weight-induced Fuel Consumption (FC) resulting in the Fuel Reduction Value (FRV) coefficient; this is functional...
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The existing Community regulation pushes the carmakers to design eco-sustainability of the vehicle over its life cycle to limit the consequences of the current state and the expected growth of the sector. In this sense, one of the primary aim is reducing raw materials consumption and emissions through the adoption of innovative materials and techno...
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The development of Electric Vehicles (EV's), either fully electric (BEV…battery electric vehicle) or different hybrids (like HEV… hybrid electric vehicles or PHEV…plug-in hybrids), is an undeniable prerequisite to fulfill the worldwide emission targets for transport even within the next 10-15 years. The conventional development methods and tools on...
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The European Green Vehicle project ENLIGHT aims to advance highly innovative lightweight material technologies for application in structural vehicle parts of future volume produced Electric Vehicles (EVs) along four axes: performance, manufacturability, cost effectiveness and lifecycle footprint. The main target is to develop viable and sustainable...
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Overall, light weighting strategies are mainly analysed in the aim of reducing impact during the use phase of a vehicle. In this paper environmental and economic assessments are combined to evaluate the sustainability of adopting an innovative lightweight material for an automotive component. The analysis is carried out according to the Life Cycle...
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A tailored model for the assessment of environmental benefits achievable by "light-weighting" in the automotive field is presented. The model is based on the Fuel Reduction Value (FRV) coefficient, which expresses the Fuel Consumption (FC) saving involved by a 100 kg mass reduction. The work is composed of two main sections: simulation and environm...
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A tailored model for the assessment of environmental benefits achievable by “light-weighting” in the automotive field is presented. The model is based on the Fuel Reduction Value (FRV) coefficient, which expresses the Fuel Consumption (FC) saving involved by a 100 kg mass reduction. The work is composed of two main sections: simulation and environm...
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The railway system represents one of the most resource-efficient answer to our ever-growing demand for transport service and the development trends for the following years forecast a substantial increase in this sector. Considering the European Union, rolling stock realizes a significant share of both goods and passengers carriage while it is respo...
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Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable since worldwide they represent 23% of all road traffic deaths. Fatalities are decreasing but still not at the same rate of car occupants. Continuous monitoring of traffic accidents and their in-depth comprehension (i.e. relationship between injuries and causes) are necessary to develop effective countermeas...
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Strong efforts are spent in automotive engineering for the creation of so called Driving Cycles (DCs). Vehicle DC development has been a topic under research over the last thirty years, since it is a key activity both from an authority and from an industrial research point of view. Considering the innovative characteristics of Electric Vehicles (EV...
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The Eco-design approach for new product development is becoming progressively more and more important for competitive and legislative reasons, especially in advanced markets (EU USA, East Asia, etc.). Its importance is increasingly growing since the decisions made in early design stages largely affect not only the cost but also the environmental im...
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In order to encourage and develop a more sustainable society, the European Union (EU) set targets to drastically decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 2020. For this reason, it will be necessary a reduction of emissions especially from the transportation sector. Electric vehicles (EVs) are the most promising technology for drastically reducing the e...
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Over recent decades, cars have become larger and heavier with every new generation. The main drivers of such a weight increase have been the improved safety and comfort requirements. Decades of R&D investments to tackle this tendency have resulted in a substantially increase in the weight-specific performance of components and assemblies in terms o...
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This study is concerned with the lifecycle impact and cost of lightweight design for Electric Vehicles (EVs). The applicability of novel materials, bio-composite and fiber reinforced thermoset matrix primarily, and related innovative manufacturing technologies, is evaluated for some relevant modules of vehicle. The study is part of the ENLIGHT Euro...
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Purpose Nowadays, some engine components subjected to mechanical stress and high temperature are made of thermoplastic materials. The air intake manifold (AIM) is one of these parts. In the past, AIM was made of aluminium or magnesium alloy, while today, engine manufacturers prefer to use lighter materials such as nylon reinforced with glass fibre....
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The railway system represents one of the most resource-efficient answer to the ever-growing demand for transport service. Development trends for the following years project substantial increase in this sector. To date, environmental effects caused by railway transport services have been rarely inspected systematically and existing studies focus on...
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The present article analyses the current situation of End-of-Life-of-Vehicles (ELVs) management in Europe, with particular attention on Italian condition. Similarly to other European countries, metal recycling is the main activity of the whole system, but such situation is evolving due to the 2000/53/EC Directive, which sets out targets for Reuse,...
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Con la pubblicazione della direttiva 2000/53/CE sull'End-of-Life-of-Vehicles, che definisce le linee guida per la regolamentazione del trattamento degli autoveicoli a fine vita, tutti gli operatori coinvolti in questa filiera sono chiamati a lavorare per la corretta gestione del ciclo di vita del prodotto. Il Progetto Re.Au.To, sviluppato in questo...
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The eco-design approach for new product development is becoming progressively more and more important for market and legislative reasons especially in advanced markets (EU USA, East Asia, etc.). This paper analyzes through Axiomatic Design (AD) the potential capability of the meta-product approach connected with the use of a tailored Smart Eco-desi...
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Optimizing the disassembly sequence of mechanical systems is very useful in order to improve maintenance and recycling activities (i.e. to reduce costs, times and number of operations). A new virtual disassembly environment, based on two different algorithms, is presented. The first analyses the physical constraints that oppose the movement of the...
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The End-of-Life of Vehicles (ELV) represents a very important issue that pushed the European committee to define specific rules to manage it. At this proposal, the 2000/53/EC directive imposes to economic operators to attain a reuse and recovery target of 95% for all ELVs by January 2015 and within this, a target of 85% for reuse and recycling. Whi...
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Sommario L'attività oggetto della presente memoria si inserisce nel contesto di quanto promosso dalla Comunità Europea nella Politica Integrata di Prodotto (IPP), con particolare riferimento alle problematiche legate alla gestione del fine vita nei settori automotive e delle apparecchiature elettriche ed elettroniche. In tale ambito il lavoro ha co...
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The necessity to create products and services qualified in terms of Environmental Sustainability is more and more growing in Europe, as in the other parts of the world. On this general assumption, it is important to develop an environmental methodology, matching the CAD/3D modelling tools, the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tools and the EcoDesign guide...
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More and more companies are approaching environmental matters, motivated by the increasing interest of customers and by the need to be compliant to the directives of the European Community. The systematic integration of environmental matters in standard procedures of companies is showing many difficulties, mainly due to lack of useful methods and t...
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In this paper the optimisation of the disassembly process is introduced, with particular reference to mechanical components. This is of great interest for operations such as maintenance and recycling. In particular, the search for the set of all possible disassembly sequences is analysed. This can be carried out starting from graphical representati...
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SOMMARIO Il presente lavoro si propone di sviluppare una metodologia valida per l'ideazione e la realizzazione di un prodotto a basso impatto ambientale fin dalle prime fasi della progettazione. Tale scopo è stato raggiunto integrando i principi applicativi delle metodologie di progettazione ecocompatibile o Design for Environment (DfE), quali, in...
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The object of this article is the study of the estimated consumption of mean class vehicles through the development of a simulation model, which recreates the behavior of the test driver-vehicle on a predefined mission. The aim of such a model is to reproduce the management of the gears on a defined test ground allowing for the realization of a sen...