ALBERTO CARPINTERI

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Member of Interdepartmental Center (SISCON - Safety of Infrastructures and Constructions)

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Research fields
Laboratories Laboratorio di Meccanica della Frattura
Research projects

Funded by competitive calls

  • CleanHME - Clean Energy from Hydrogen-Metal Systems, (2020-2024) - Responsabile Scientifico

    UE-funded research - H2020 - Excellent Science - FET

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    Abstract

    The main aim of the CleanHME proposal is to develop a new, clean, safe, compact and very efficient energy source based on Hydrogen-Metal and plasma systems, which could be a breakthrough for both private use as well as for industrial applications. The new energy source could be employed both as a small mobile system or alternatively as a stand-alone heat and electricity generator. Hydrogen-Metal Energy (HME) is gained when hydrogen reacts with some metals under slightly increased temperature and pressure. First experiments have shown that the total heat energy produced exceeds by many orders of magnitude the chemical energy and strongly depends on applied active metallic materials and gas conditions in special reactors. Furthermore, accelerator experiments performed at higher energies of hydrogen isotopes have shown that the reaction rates can be enhanced by many orders of magnitude due to so-called electron screening effect if metallic samples with special nanostructures or crystal lattice defects are utilized.Thus, the main objectives of our proposal are to elaborate a comprehensive theory of HME phenomena and optimize the choice of the best materials for energy production in hydrogen-metal systems by combining accelerator and gas-loading experiments and to improve the reactors design leading to higher and stable energy production. We plan to construct a new compact reactor to test the HME technology during the long-term experiments and increase its technology readiness level.The proposed solutions have a potential to be a breakthrough for the power supply industry and present a solution for a carbon-free technology contributing to the climate and natural environment protection. To ensure it, we would like to build a broad multidisciplinary European consortium of scientific institutions, start-ups and commercial companies spread over 9 European countries, collaborating with leading scientists in USA and Canada.

    Countries

    • Italia
    • Slovacchia
    • Slovenia
    • Francia
    • Svezia
    • Germania
    • Belgio
    • Canada
    • Polonia

    Institutes/Companies

    • FUTUREON SRLS
    • BROADBIT ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES SRO
    • UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
    • INSTITUT JOZEF STEFAN
    • LIFCO INDUSTRIE
    • UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
    • SART VON ROHR
    • Institut für Festkörper-Kernphysik gGmbH
    • POLITECNICO DI TORINO
    • LAKOCO
    • VEGATEC SA
    • CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
    • LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY
    • AKADEMIA MORSKA W SZCZECINIE AM
    • ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE

    Departments

  • ACCORDO DI PROGRAMMA PAR 2010, (2010-2011) - Responsabile Scientifico

    National Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • CIRTEN - CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LA RICERCA TECNOLOGICA NUCLEARE c/o Dipartimento di Energia Politecnico di Milano

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
  • APPLICAZIONI AVANZATE DI MECCANICA DELLA FRATTURA ALLO STUDIO DELLA DUTTILITÀ E DELLA DURABILITÀ DI ELEMENTI STRUTTURALI RINFORZATI O CONSOLIDATI, (2010-2012) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
  • RE-FRESCOS - PRESERVATION, SAFEGUARD AND VALORISATION OF MASONRY DECORATIONS IN THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL HERITAGE OF PIEDMONT, (2010-2013) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Regionally funded research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Regione Piemonte
    • RISERVA NATURALE SPECIALE DEL SACRO MONTE DI VARALLO
    • INRIM - ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Sistemi Edilizi e Territoriali
    • Dipartimento di Scienza dei Materiali e Ingegneria Chimica
  • Approccio multiscala, frattale e di calcolo frazionario alla meccanica dei materiali disordinati, granulari e fibro-rinforzati, (2002-2004) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Multiscale, fractal and fractional calculus approach to the mechanics of disordered, granular and fibre-reinforced materials.

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
  • SVILUPPO DI PROCESSO DI REALIZZAZIONE E DI METODI INNOVATIVI DI PROGETTAZIONE E MODELLISTICA DI MATERIALI COMPOSITI HIGH TECH E COATINGS CERAMICI, (2002-2005) - Responsabile Scientifico

    National Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • ENEA - Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
  • Modellazione a flessione e taglio di elementi in calcestruzzo armato ad alta resistenza fibrorinforzato, (2001-2003) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Flexural and shear models for reinforced high-strength concrete elements with fibers

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
  • Approccio multiscala, frattale e di calcolo frazionario alla meccanica dei solidi porosi, eterogenei e danneggiati, (2000-2002) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Multiscale, fractal and fractional calculus approach to the mechanics of porous, heterogeneous and damaged solids

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
  • Risposta strutturale, effetti di scala e fragilità di strutture in calcestruzzo ad alta resistenza fibrorinforzato, (1999-2001) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Nationally funded research - PRIN

    Abstract

    Structural response, scale effects and brittleness of high-strength fiber-reinforced concrete structures

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Departments

    • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica
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Funded by commercial contracts

  • Monitoraggio dell'emissione acustica della Torre Garisenda di Bologna, (2019-2020) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • Comune di Bologna

    Departments

  • Cavitazione ultrasonica e idrodinamica: produzione di onde di pressione ad alta frequenza e aspetti energetici correlati., (2016-2018) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • METAL WORK SPA

    Departments

  • Cavitazione ultrasonica ed idrodinamica: produzione di onde di pressione ad alta frequenza ed aspetti energetici correlati, (2014-2016) - Responsabile Scientifico

    Commercial Research

    Countries

    • ITALIA

    Institutes/Companies

    • METAL WORK SPA

    Departments