Pietro Giannone

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In this paper, a virtual instrument for the estimation of octane number in the gasoline produced by refineries is introduced. The instrument was designed with the aim of replacing measuring hardware during maintenance operations. The virtual instrument is based on a nonlinear moving average model, implemented by using multilayer perceptron neural networks.(More)
Hysteresis is a common phenomenon in various non linear systems including piezoceramic materials. Piezoelectric bimorph devices show hysteretic behaviour, when operating as actuators. In this paper an experimental set-up to investigate the hysteretic behaviour of a PZT is described. The strategy adopted uses a resistive readout scheme and a CCD tool for the(More)