Michele Manno

Michele Manno
University of Rome Tor Vergata | UNIROMA2 · Department of Industrial Engineering

PhD

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November 2010 - present
University of Rome Tor Vergata
Position
  • Researcher
Description
  • Responsible for courses in the fields of Fluid Machinery and Energy Systems. BSc and MSc degrees in Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering.
Education
November 2000 - April 2004
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Energy Engineering
November 1994 - July 2000
Politecnico di Torino
Field of study
  • Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Publications (47)
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SEAKERS (SEA Kinetic Energy Recovery System) is a research project, funded within the 7th EU Framework Programme and officially started on January 1st, 2011, whose goal is to develop an innovative device consisting in a kinetic energy recovery system for sailing yachts based on the conversion of boat oscillations (heave, pitch and roll) caused by t...
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The rapid increase in the share of electricity generation from renewable energy sources is having a profound impact on the power sector; one of the most relevant effects of this trend is the increased importance of energy storage systems, which can be used to smooth out peaks and troughs of production from renewable energy sources. Besides their ro...
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Besides providing energy for traction, an electric vehicle battery operates on-board auxiliary systems, among which air conditioning features the highest energy consumption and reduces significantly the driving range. Furthermore, electric vehicles heating needs are typically fulfilled through high-consuming resistors. In this respect, heat pumps p...
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Integration of renewable energy in the electricity market poses significant challenges on power grid management due to the volatility of these sources. In fact, the mismatch between renewable energy power generation and load curves, along with the need for grid stability, may lead to substantial curtailment when potential power generation exceeds e...
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In the face of ever more ambitious global energy challenges, the European Union has set striving climate targets for 2030, planning to increase renewable energy penetration in the electricity generation as a key measure towards a clean energy transition. To respond to the challenge of keeping the increase in power sector costs, that inevitably aris...
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Increasing electrification of final uses can be a viable solution towards low-carbon energy systems, when coupled with local renewable power generation. Mountain areas can already benefit from high shares of hydro-power generation, but, at the same time, rely on oil products for transport and for the heating sector in remote areas where natural gas...
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The integration of significant shares of renewable energies poses remarkable issues related to the intermittent nature of these sources. Nonetheless, solutions in support of renewables integration exist and become particularly effective if conceived under a smart energy system perspective, to exploit potential synergies among different energy secto...
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The integration of significant shares of renewable energies poses remarkable issues strictly related to the intermittent nature of these sources. Nonetheless, solutions in support of such penetration in the electricity market exist and become particularly effective if conceived under a Smart Energy System perspective, so as to exploit potential syn...
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The growing global concern about climate change is pushing all countries to plan energy policies targeted to ever less environmental impact. In this context, the European Union has set very ambitious goals for 2030. Various scenarios were built and designed to achieve these 2030 targets in Europe and in Italy; in these scenarios the member states p...
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The increase of climate change effects is becoming a major challenge to be urgently tackled with a combination of measures, particularly effective when deployed in a Smart Energy System context, when positive interactions among sectors can be exploited to meet the challenging targets that are being set at different governance levels. Local energy p...
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Electric vehicles can play a major role in the transition towards low-carbon energy systems, but the related increase in electricity demand inevitably affects the strategic planning of the overall energy system as well as the definition of the optimal power generation mix. With this respect, the impact of electric vehicles may vary significantly de...
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Opportunities for a future low-carbon energy system are investigated in this work for an Italian alpine region, Valle d'Aosta, characterized by an abundance of hydroelectric power that currently exceeds the local electricity demand. Future energy scenarios are simulated with the help of EnergyPLAN software assuming the electrification of both trans...
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Electric vehicles, being able to reduce pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions and shift the economy away from oil products, can play a major role in the transition towards low-carbon energy systems. However, the related increase in electricity demand inevitably affects the strategic planning of the overall energy system as well as the definition o...
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Integration of renewable energy in the electricity market poses significant challenges on power grid management due to the volatility of these sources. In fact, the mismatch between renewable power generation and load curves, along with the need for grid stability, may lead to substantial curtailments when potential electricity supply exceeds deman...
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Storage technologies are progressively emerging as a key measure to accommodate high shares of intermittent renewables with a view to guarantee their effective integration towards a profound decarbonisation of existing energy systems. This study aims to evaluate to what extent electricity storage can contribute to a significant renewable penetratio...
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In January 2011, the introduction of high-efficiency cogeneration in Europe radically modified the incentive scheme for combined heat and power (CHP) plants. Since then, the techno-economic feasibility of new cogeneration plants in different areas of application (industry, service, residential, etc.), along with the definition of their optimal oper...
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Over the last decade, electric vehicles have gained ever-increasing interest as a promising alternative to conventional road transport being able to reduce pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions and shift the economy away from oil products. Electric vehicles can play a major role in the transition towards Smart Energy Systems, thanks to the synergi...
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Electric vehicles are progressively emerging in the light-duty passenger market as a promising alternative to oil-dependent road transport in the attempt to reduce greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions. However, it is necessary to investigate how a significant penetration of electric vehicles in the private transport fleet would affect the strateg...
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In January 2011, the incentive scheme for cogeneration power plants changed radically by the introduction of high-efficiency cogeneration (HEC) in Europe. As a consequence of the establishment of this directive, the techno-economic feasibility of new cogeneration plants in different areas of application (industry, service, residential etc.) and the...
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Electric vehicles are progressively emerging in the light-duty passenger market as a promising alternative to oil-dependent road transport in the attempt to achieve greenhouse gas and pollutant emissions reduction. However, it is necessary to study in detail and to assess how a high penetration of electric vehicles in the private passenger vehicle...
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Energy intensive industries face strong challenges due to rising electricity costs and environmental limitations, therefore, developing methods for energy efficiency improvement is becoming an increasingly important issue. With an estimated 30% of industrial energy input being lost as waste heat, its recovery represents an interesting energy effici...
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Intermittent renewable generators, mostly solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power plants (W), have been growing across the Italian electric grid at an unprecedented rate over the last years. At the beginning of 2013, GSE (state-owned company supporting renewable energy sources) surveyed 16,4 GW of installed PV systems and 8,1 GW of wind farms, cover...
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SEAKERS (SEA Kinetic Energy Recovery System) is a research project, funded within the 7th EU Framework Program, whose goal is to develop an innovative device consisting in a model of a kinetic energy recovery system for sailing yachts, based on the conversion of wave-induced boat oscillations (heave, pitch and roll) into electric energy by means of...
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This paper presents the preliminary theoretical results obtained on a model of a kinetic energy recovery system for sailing yachts, based on the conversion of wave-induced boat oscillations (heave, pitch and roll) into electric energy by means of a linear generator. The recovery system is based on a linear generator, with a mass oscillating along t...
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The Information and Communication Technology industry has gone in the recent years through a dramatic expansion, driven by many new online (local and remote) applications and services. Such growth has obviously triggered an equally remarkable growth in energy consumption by data centers, which require huge amounts of power not only for IT devices,...
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The Information and Communication Technology (IT) industry has gone in recent years through a dramatic expansion, driven by many new applications and services available on private or public networks. Such growth has obviously needed an equally remarkable growth in energy consumption by data centers, which require huge amounts of power not only for...
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This paper describes the general architecture of a hybrid energy system, whose main components are a proton exchange membrane fuel cell, a battery pack and an ultracapacitor pack as power sources, and metal hydride canisters as energy storage devices, suitable for supplying power to small mobile non-automotive devices in a flexible and variable way...
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A rather complete mathematical model for a Common Rail injection-system dynamics numerical simulation was developed to support experimentation, layout and control design, as well as performance optimization. The thermo-fluid dynamics of the hydraulic system components, including rail, connecting pipes and injectors was modeled in conjunction with t...
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This paper presents a detailed analysis of low-temperature, metal hydride-based hydrogen storage systems by means of a lumped model previously developed by the authors.In the first part of this study the model is applied to simulate experimental systems described in the literature, where the absorption and desorption of hydrogen under constant-pres...
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Fundamental aspects of Common Rail (C.R.) fuel-injection system dynamics were investigated, paying specific attention to the wave propagation induced pressure oscillations and to their relationships with the system control parameters and multiple-injection performance. A detailed experimental analysis of the pressure wave propagation phenomena in a...
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A comparison between conservative and nonconservative models has been carried out for evaluating the influence of conservativeness on the prediction of transient flows in high pressure pipelines. For the numerical tests, a pump-line-nozzle Diesel injection system was considered because the pipe flow presented interesting cases of cavitation. The va...
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A general conservative numerical model for simulation of transmission-line unsteady fluid-dynamics has been developed and applied to high-pressure injection systems. A comprehensive thermodynamic approach for modeling acoustic cavitation, i.e. cavitation induced by wave propagation, was proposed on the basis of a homogeneous barotropic mixture mode...
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A general treatment of acoustic cavitation for the case of one-dimensional pipe flows is presented, including both fluid dynamics instabilities, which can occur at cavitation inception, and non-equilibrium effects during bubble dynamics. Different approaches to cavitation modelling are also considered and compared. A novel barotropic cavitation mod...
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A detailed experimental analysis of the pressure wave propagation phenomena and fuel-injection system dynamics in a last-generation C.R Multijet system was carried out on a high performance new test bench Moehwald-Bosch MEP2000-CA4000 under real engine simulated conditions. Specific attention was paid to the wave propagation induced pressure oscill...
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Temperature variations due to compressibility effects of the liquid fuel were evaluated, for the first time in high-pressure injection system simulation, by employing the energy conservation equation, in addition to the mass-continuity and momentum-balance equations, as well as the constitutive state equation of the liquid. To that end, the physica...
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A comparison between conservative and nonconservative models has been carried out for evaluating the influence of conservativeness on predicting transient flows in presence of cavitation induced discontinuities inside high-pressure injection systems. Even if nonconservative models can assure satisfactory accuracy in the evaluation of the wave propa...
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The hydraulic layout of Common Rail injection systems has a considerable impact on the internal pressure wave propagation phenomena that are triggered by the injector-nozzle opening and closing. The induced pressure oscillations determine undesired disturbances on multiple injections, so that it is possible to have significant fluctuations in the v...

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