Nicola Bianco

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The current advanced numerical codes for the energy audits carry out 0-dimensional simulation (i.e., one computational node representing the thermal zone), underestimating the effects of thermal bridges on the seasonal heating demand of buildings. The paper suggests a numerical resolution model, implemented in Matlab, aimed to be transferred in numerical(More)
Sustainable development requires not only the use of sustainable energy resources, but also the efficient use of all energy resources. The latter should be reached by considering the concept of energy as well as exergy - the true magnitude of thermodynamic losses. Exergy describes the quality of an energy flow as the percentage that can be completely(More)
In this study the optimal operation of micro-CHP systems producing electricity and heat for a single-family house situated in Italy is addressed considering the effects of heat dissipation relative to thermal storage systems. Three different prime movers have been analyzed separately, and for each of them the operation scheduling that maximizes the revenues(More)
A novel methodology is proposed in order to support the cost-optimal design of building envelope's thermal characteristics and space conditioning systems in presence of an enhanced simulation-based model predictive control (MPC) for heating and cooling operations. The cost-optimal solution is identified by running a main mono-objective genetic algorithm(More)
Effects of hyperthermia on transport of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) through a stenosed arterial wall are analyzed comprehensively in the present work. The realistic and pertinent aspects of an arterial wall is represented by a multi-layer model, with a proper representation of the thickened intima region due to the atherosclerotic plaque formation.(More)
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