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RINA was founded in Genoa in 1861 under the name REGISTRO ITALIANO NAVALE, by the "Associazione della Mutua Assicurazione Marittima" , to meet the needs of Italian maritime operators, as had already occurred in Great Britain and France.Since its foundation, Registro Italiano Navale has been an instrument of support for economic development in the areas where it operates.Over 150 years later, the role of RINA has not changed but it has expanded to meet the needs of a constantly evolving international economy. Wikipedia.

Cui J.,Dalian University of Technology | Li W.Z.,Dalian University of Technology | Liu Y.,Dalian University of Technology | Jiang Z.Y.,Registro Italiano Navale
Applied Thermal Engineering | Year: 2011

In this paper, a new CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) model is proposed to predict frost formation and growth with the benefit of the nucleation theory. This model can be applied to describe the initial and growth period of frost formation and also to reflect the influence of surface structure on frost development. Both spatial and temporal variation of the frost configuration and its properties can be predicted. The phenomena of frost formation on a cold surface placed in a stream of humid air are simulated using this model. The proposed model is validated in comparison with data arising from one experiment and two accepted numerical models. The results show that the frost grows faster in the upstream region. In the initial period, the mass transfer, from water vapor to frost layer, mainly contributes to the increase of frost thickness. In contrast, it mainly contributes to the increase of density in the fully developed period. The effects of inlet air velocity are discussed as well. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Beltrame F.,University of Genoa | Dagostino V.,Registro Italiano Navale
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing | Year: 2014

This work deals with the role of Internet and, specifically, of Internet of things with its advanced performances (i.e. Cloud technology), in the e-government domain. It is based on the multi-year direct experience of the authors committed to develop the complex digitalization process of the Italian Public Administration with the objective of yielding ever improved services delivery, with respect to quality and time, to citizens and enterprises. The underlying rationale is that since the Public Administration, in Italy, but in most developed countries as well, acts as a critical switching node for about 50% of the Gross National Product, its internal machinery improvement achieved through a largely diffused advanced and well suited ICT solutions adoption, will strongly affect in a positive manner the national competitiveness, leading, in the end, to a better scenario for employment and wealth. Apps, open data and Cloud are keywords offered to the reader as basic seeds for the understanding of a proposed model and corresponding solution to deal with the complex problem of setting up both single and multi-Public Administration business processes. In both instances, a novel logical and technological model is introduced and discussed, strictly driven by the end user needs, on the front office side, i.e. by the real demand and not by a theoretical, often generic, technology offer. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014.

Cogliolo A.,Registro Italiano Navale
Naval Architect | Year: 2011

A discussion covers IMO's proposed Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), which is intended to benchmark ship designs with respect to their CO2 emissions; potential failure in the IMO approval process, e.g., evaluating the design of new ships in respect of their capability of reducing CO2 emissions; concerns on the shipping industry dealing with many similar but different national regulations; issue on how the actual formula is applied (e.g., the proposed formula cannot be applied to some types of ship and may lead to unwanted consequences for other vessel types); improving a vessel's EEDI profile; and the possibility of a modal shift towards transport, which could result in less environmentally-friendly ships.

Figari M.,University of Genoa | D'Amico M.,Shipping Company | Gaggero P.,Registro Italiano Navale
Sustainable Maritime Transportation and Exploitation of Sea Resources - Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean, IMAM 2011 | Year: 2012

IMO is introducing two different emission indexes for a vessel: The Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) and the Energy Efficiency Operational Indicator (EEOI). The former will be used to assess the design of the vessel, the latter would be used to evaluate the vessel in operation. Both indexes represent the ratio between emissions, in mass of CO2, and the transported cargo quantity per sailed distance. At moment an important debate is focusing on the definition of the 'baseline' values for different ship categories. The collaboration between d'Amico Shipping Company, Registro Italiano Navale and Department of Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering, Electric Engineering of Genoa University provided the framework for a study aimed to evaluate the carbon footprint of the vessels of the D'Amico fleet, the analysis of various aspects of factors effecting the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ships and improvements of fleet energy management techniques. The results of the study can be divided into two main aspects: it is a picture of the actual carbon dioxide emission status of a cargo fleet and it gives the technical instruments and measure tools to start an emission control policy with reference to a ship energy efficiency management plan. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, London, UK.

Registro Italiano Navale and Agricola Ariztia Limitada | Date: 2009-10-06

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