Riccardo Barbieri

Riccardo Barbieri
University of Florence | UNIFI

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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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This paper proposes a hybrid storage for urban transport systems in order to reduce recharge time and increase its life and reliability. Proposed system is applied to a pre-existing electric vehicle, introducing through proposed revamping procedure a methodology for a fast integration of proposed systems on different vehicles. Finally, the system i...
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As electric mobility becomes more important every day, scientific research brings us new solutions that increase performance, reduce financial and economic impacts and increase the market share of electric vehicles. Therefore, there is a necessity to compare technical and economic aspects of different technologies for each transport application. Th...
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As a part of a National research program (Ricerca di Sistema 2015 and 2017), ENEA has proposed an innovative hybrid storage system that allows a fast recharge of electric public transportation vehicles. In order to demonstrate the feasibility of this idea, researchers of University of Florence have implemented the proposed system on a existing elec...
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Cost and reliability of energy storage systems are key factors for the electrification of road vehicles such as buses. In this work, authors propose a hybrid storage system in which a relatively small electrochemical battery is coupled with an array of super-capacitors. Super-capacitors are sized in order to store the energy needed to perform the t...
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The activity here presented describes the retrofit performed on a small-size electric urban bus, which has been transformed in a laboratory vehicle for flash charge functionality using energy transfer between supercapacitors. The existing motor and driveline has been maintained, while the energy storage, originally based on lead batteries, has been...
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This paper introduces a new model for Non‐Conformity Management, aimed at overcoming the limitations occurring when dealing with Non‐Conformities through traditional methods like Root Cause Analysis. The need to suggest a new approach to Non‐Conformities Management is connected to those situations where a large variety of Non‐Conformities is record...
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Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) offer a viable solution to reduce traffic congestion and promote personal mobility. However, vehicle characteristics and conspicuity issues lead to an overrepresentation of PTWs in accident statistics. This work presents an innovative approach for concept design of new passive safety devices and their development. The la...
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Road accident risk assessment is a complex topic both due to the large number of factors determining it and to the difficulties to collect data. In addition, most exposure factors influencing crash probability, such as environment and driver characteristics, are dependent from each other, so that it is not intuitive to devise a cause-effect scenari...
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The increase in the global population and the improvement of the life style of many poorer countries are leading to a relevant growth for mobility. Such increase in circulating vehicles would have a negative impact on environment pollution. Given this picture, the traditional internal combustion engine vehicles could not be the best solution for th...
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This article describes possible scenarios for wireless charged electric vehicles, as they are discussed within the UNPLUGGED project. It gives a brief introduction into wireless technology and explains the three possible implementation steps for charging electric vehicles: stationary, static en-route and dynamic en-route. Based on these scenarios t...
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In a World with an increasing population and related mobility needs, a traditional internal combustion engine based mobility paradigm cannot be considered the only possible solution. This is particularly true for cities full of masterpieces and historical buildings as Firenze, used as case study. Specifically it combines very high mobility needs fo...
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Within the last years, under the push of the most important institutions, new models of private and public transport systems have been studied in order to reduce polluting impact of petroleum-based public and private mobility. EU focuses its attention especially on electric mobility, which seems the best solution in terms of economic and environmen...
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In recent years electric vehicles have become the most plausible alternative to the current transportation system based on fossil fuels. Electric mobility advantages are clear in terms of both air emissions and energy consumption. Recent increase in sales testifies the growing interest towards electric vehicles also from private consumers together...
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The term mobility has different meanings in the following science disciplines. In economics, mobility is the ability of an individual or a group to improve their economic status in relation to income and wealth within their lifetime or between generations. In information systems and computer science, mobility is used for the concept of mobile compu...
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This paper presents a new model for process optimization based on the evaluation of the process coupling using Axiomatic Design (AD). The model developed allows the evaluation of the efficiency of a process thanks to the use of a Process Design Matrix. This matrix links the basic process activities considering them as elements of an oriented graph....
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This paper presents a new model for process optimization based on the evaluation of the process coupling using Axiomatic Design (AD). The model developed allows the evaluation of the efficiency of a process thanks to the use of a Process Design Matrix. This matrix links the basic process activities considering them as elements of an oriented graph....

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Worker-Centric Workplaces in Smart Factories (FACTS4WORKERS.EU) is a project coordinated by VIRTUAL VEHICLE in the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission within the Factory of the Future PPP. The vision of FACTS4WORKERS is to leverage the large potential added value of manufacturing data, information and knowledge in a worker-centred way to achieve worker empowerment, resulting in higher worker satisfaction and increased worker productivity. It is the high ambition of our project to create “FACTorieS for WORKERS” (FACTS4WORKERS), therefore a serious effort will be put into integrating already available IT enablers into a seamless & flexible Smart Factory infrastructure based on worker-centric and data-driven technology building blocks. As FACTS4WORKERS is underpinned by a clear human-centric approach: usability, user experience and technology acceptance are of the utmost project interest. FACTS4WORKERS will develop and demonstrate workplace solutions that support the inclusion of increasing elements of knowledge work on the factory floor. These solutions will empower workers on the shop floor with smart factory ICT infrastructure. Advancement will be gained through integrating several building blocks from a flexible smart factory infrastructure, focusing on workers’ needs, expectations and requirements, and being supported by organisational measures and change management. In line with our assumptions on impacts on productivity we therefore estimate that that we can increase job satisfaction for 800,000 European workers by the year 2025. These solutions will be developed according to the following four industrial challenges which are generalise-able to manufacturing in general: personalised augmented operator, worked-centric rich-media knowledge sharing/management, self-learning manufacturing workplaces and in-situ mobile learning in the production. Moreover, FACT4WORKER‘s objectives in terms of measureable indicators are: TO INCREASE PROBLEM-SOLVING AND INNOVATION SKILLS OF WORKERS; TO INCREASE COGNITIVE JOB SATISFACTION OF WORKERS PARTICIPATING IN THE PILOTS; TO INCREASE AVERAGE WORKER PRODUCTIVITY BY 10% FOR WORKERS PARTICIPATING IN PILOTS; TO ACHIEVE TRL 5-7 ON A NUMBER OF WORKER-CENTRIC SOLUTIONS THROUGH WHICH WORKERS BECOME THE SMART ELEMENT IN SMART FACTORIES. The smart factory demonstrator will be run within the automotive supply chain. The consortium is composed by 15 partners from 7 different EU member states including tier-1, -2 and -3 suppliers, large production enterprises and individual factories that are representative of many medium-sized manufacturing operations, manufacturing SMEs, universities and excellent research institutes.