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IN08103834, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course First cycle degree in
IN0509, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INDUSTRIAL PLANTS
Department of reference Department of Management and Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MARTINA CALZAVARA ING-IND/17

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ING-IND/17 Industrial and Mechanical Plant 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 ZENNARO ILENIA (Presidente)
BATTINI DARIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: none
Target skills and knowledge: Define and understand the main steps of an industrial facility feasibility study, the techniques of plant location and layout design in a manufacturing environment and the quantitative techniques for production systems (lines, job-shops, cells) design.
Assessment criteria: Written exam evaluation, the sufficiency in all questions is needed
Course unit contents: 1) Introduction and definitions: Industrial facility typologies and design criteria.

2) Industrial Facility Feasibility Study: main steps, cost curves, design indexes and decision variables, computation of the optimal production capacity.

3) Plant Location Techniques: rectangular distances, gravity problem, the Kuhn approach.

4) Plant Layout Design and main techniques.

5) Design of flow line manufacturing systems, job shop systems and cellular manufacturing according to a Group Technology paradigm.

6) Material flow study, process flow diagram, from-to chart, examples. Relationship chart, examples. Case studies.

7) Industrial System Maintenance: definitions, variables, methods and strategies.

8) Service facilities: definitions and classification. Water plants and fire prevention systems.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons, industrial cases
Additional notes about suggested reading: Reference books, slides, lecture notes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)