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Piccoli B.,Rutgers University | Tosin A.,CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone
Archive for Rational Mechanics and Analysis | Year: 2011

This paper introduces a new model of pedestrian flow, formulated within a measure-theoretic framework. It consists of a macroscopic representation of the system via a family of measures which, pushed forward by some flow maps, provide an estimate of the space occupancy by pedestrians at successive times. From the modeling point of view, this setting is particularly suitable for treating nonlocal interactions among pedestrians, obstacles, and wall boundary conditions. In addition, the analysis and numerical approximation of the resulting mathematical structures, which are the principal objectives of this work, follow more easily than for models based on standard hyperbolic conservation laws. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.


Bini D.,CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone | Damour T.,Institute des Hautes Etudes Scientifiques
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology | Year: 2013

We complete the analytical determination, at the 4th post-Newtonian approximation, of the main radial potential describing the gravitational interaction of two bodies within the effective one-body formalism. The (nonlogarithmic) coefficient a5(ν) measuring this 4th post-Newtonian interaction potential is found to be linear in the symmetric mass ratio ν. Its ν-independent part a5(0) is obtained by an analytical gravitational self-force calculation that unambiguously resolves the formal infrared divergencies which currently impede its direct post-Newtonian calculation. Its ν-linear part a5(ν)-a5(0) is deduced from recent results of Jaranowski and Schäfer, and is found to be significantly negative. © 2013 American Physical Society.


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone | Date: 2016-10-05

A method is presented for the continuous production of heavy electrons with extra mass values such that they can be captured by hydrogen ions and give rise to the generation of a neutron flux which optionally can be used to trigger and sustain a low energy nuclear reaction. This method is based on the physical phenomenon of Localized Plasmon Resonance (Local Surface Plasmon Resonance - LSPR).


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone | Date: 2014-11-26

Method for making sheets consisting of a support substrate in plate or reeled form coated with a scratch-resistant finishing film, comprising the following steps:- prearranging the support substrate on a feeding path and the finishing film in a feeding device;- aligning and tensioning the support substrate and the finishing film;- applying the finishing film on the support substrate, making them adhere to each other to form the sheet;- discharging the resulting sheet. The support substrate is preferably made up of a polyester (PET) sheet, and the scratch-resistant film consists of a layer of laminated polyester containing glass fibres, which is applied to the support substrate by heating and compression in a pressurized white chamber; the resulting sheet, before being discharged, is cooled and subjected to surface treatment through a corona discharge effect.


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone | Date: 2015-08-19

A locking device (1) for a hinge (150) for doors and windows is provided, that includes a first hinge element (102) and a second hinge element (103), the first hinge element (102) comprising a pivot (104) that is rotatably insertable into a housing of the second hinge element (103) to enable a relative rotation of the hinge elements (102, 103) around a rotation axis (X), the first hinge element (102) comprising a first fixing arm (108) projecting from the first hinge element (102) to connect the first hinge element (102) to a frame (41) and the second hinge element (103) comprising a second fixing arm (109) projecting from the second hinge element (103) to connect the second hinge element (103) to a closing element (40); the locking device (1) comprises a hollow body (2) provided with a seat (3) shaped for housing at least partially the second hinge element (103) when the locking device (1) is applied to the hinge (150), and a first opening (6) and a second opening (7) obtained in an outer wall (5) of the hollow body (2), arranged for surrounding respectively the second fixing arm (109) and the first fixing arm (108) so as to lock the relative rotation of the hinge elements (102, 103) in a preset angular position of the second fixing arm (109) with respect to the first fixing arm (108).


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone | Date: 2013-01-16

The present invention concerns an integrated system (1) of panels (5), preferably photovoltaic panels, for covering building structures provided with a plurality of support elements (4) for said panels (5) on a slope. It comprises a plurality of beams (3), parallel to each other, having two vertical portions (32, 31, 311), and fixed on said support elements (4), for the collection of rainwater, and a plurality of modules (2) above said plurality of beams (3). Each module (2) comprises a frame (6) for supporting said panel (5), which has sides capable to engage with the respective sides of the frame (6) of a further adjacent module (2), in order to made also a barrier to prevent the flow of water below the system (1). This frame (6) is further capable to engage with said vertical portions (32, 31, 311) of said beams (3), in order to allow rainwater drainage on the upper surface of said modules (2).


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone and Ghiotto | Date: 2015-12-23

The present patent application, modifies the traditional processing of pyrolysis of waste in general, organic and inorganic compounds, and introduces new systems to greatly improve process reaction speed, improve the cleaning of generated gas and improve the introduction/expulsion of the compound to be treated, obtaining an anoxic cycle (total absence of oxygen except of course for that present in the waste itself) and a continuous cycle, without flues or chimney stacks. The improvements we have introduced allow the process to thermally treat various types of organic (tannery sludge, manure, vegetable/animal biomass, undifferentiated urban solid wastes, leachate etc.) and inorganic (metals, oxides etc.), because the wastes in the particular conditions of molecular dissociation occurring at a set temperature, associated with the introduction of hydrogen which has a cicatrizing effect on the previously dissociated molecules (dioxins, furans), facilitate the formation of natural gas. The process also allows for the recovery of dreaded fine particles which are not airborne but captured in the siphoning liquid and in the water of the final distillation of natural gas. At present, many attempts are being made to try to solve and improve the problem of waste disposal by means of incineration, thermal valorisation and various forms of gasification, with the up-draft fixed-bed, down-draft fixed-bed, fluidized-bed, entrained-flow and entrained-bed gasifiers or with plasma gasifiers etc., but to date the problem has not solved in a definitive manner by such techniques.


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone and Delladio | Date: 2016-09-21

Protection device (1) for outdoor ornamental plants, or other material, comprising a protection element (4), suitable for protecting said ornamental plants, or said other material, from atmospheric agents and from direct sunlight, bearing elements (5) for supporting said protection element (4) and fixing elements (6) for fixing said bearing elements to a supporting element; each supporting element (5) comprises a first component (8) a first end (12) of which is removably couplable with a respective fixing element (6) and at least a second component (11) that is fixable to a second end (13) of said first component (8), said second component (11) forming a lengthening of the first component (8).


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone | Date: 2014-10-29

The invention concerns a machine for the mechanical treatment of cereals (16) in grains for the animal feeding, comprising:- A frame (2);- A first toothed roller (3A) and a second toothed roller (3B), rotating around corresponding axes (X1,X2), mutually engaging and co-operating to mechanically treat said cereals (16) in grains, said first and said second toothed rollers (3A,3B) defining an input region (I1) for the input of said cereals in grains (16) and an output region (12) for the output of the treated cereals (16);- A motorization connected to at least one between said first and second toothed rollers (3A) to drive the toothed rollers (3A,3B) into rotation,Said machine (1) being characterised in that it comprises, in combination:- A wedge-shaped element (5) presenting a first (5_(1)) and a second (5_(2)) surface forming the wedge and facing respectively said first toothed roller (3A) and said second toothed roller (3B), defining in such a way a first feed channel (C1) and a second feed channel (C2) of the cereals (16) in correspondence of said input region (I1);- Means (6) for adjustment of the relevant position of said wedge-shaped element (5) with respect to said first toothed roller (3A) and said second toothed roller (3B), mechanically connected to the wedge-shaped element (5) or to said first and second toothed rollers (3A,3B) and operable by a user to allow the adjustment of the relative position of the wedge-shaped element (5) with respect to said first and second toothed rollers (3A,3B), so as to adjust the widths (d_(1), d_(2)) of said first and second feed channels (C1,C2).


Patent
CNR Institute for applied mathematics Mauro Picone | Date: 2014-04-02

A piano comprising a plate made of a composite material including, or not, unidirectional, multiaxial or woven-material like carbon fiber, in particular preimpregnated materials (resin or Peek).

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