Registro Italiano Navale

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Genoa, Italy

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.

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Caccia M.,CNR Institute of Intelligent Systems for Automation | Robino R.,Registro Italiano Navale | Bateman W.,Lloyd's Register | Eich M.,German Research Center for Geosciences | And 6 more authors.
IFAC Proceedings Volumes (IFAC-PapersOnline) | Year: 2010

A presentation of the project Marine INspection rObotic Assistant System (MI-NOAS) is given. It proposes the re-engineering of the overall vessel inspection methodology, by introducing an innovative system concept that integrates human personnel with high locomotion enabled robots, effectively tele-porting the human inspector from the vessel's hold to a control room with virtual reality properties. Project motivations, requirements and basic architecture are discussed as well as the locomotion techniques which will be evaluated, if necessary, through prototyping of ad-hoc mobile robots.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-IP | Phase: SST.2008.5.2.3. | Award Amount: 28.83M | Year: 2009

Initiated by EUROYARDS, BESST aims to achieve a breakthrough in competitiveness, environmentally friendliness and safety of EU built ships. Focusing on passenger ships, ferries and mega-yachts, the results will to a large extend be applicable also to other ships. A holistic life cycle performance assessment on ship level will guide the technical developments on system level, clustered in System Groups. The results will be integrated in 3 virtual show cases (ship concepts) demonstrating technical solutions as well as life cycle impact compared to current designs. Optimization tools will be developed and applied in a cooperative process proving feasibility, adaptability and efficiency to future commercial applications. The estimated overall impact of BESST will result in a reduction of life cycle cost of about 120 M per PanMax ship and a reduction of CO2 emissions by 12% per ship and year, just to mention a few key figures. The key areas of technical developments include: Space Optimisation and Easy Maintenance Improving Payload to Gross Tonnage Ratio Cost Efficient Building Processes and Refurbishment Improved Energy Efficiency and Reduced Emissions Noise and Vibration Improved Reliability through Model-Based Design and Condition Monitoring Optimization of Logistic Chains Improving Safety and Security The consortium is formed by 8 leading EU shipyards. A global market share of 96% for cruise ships and 31% for ferries ensures the critical mass for applications on EU level. In addition, 20 research institutes and universities, 5 classification societies and 31 ship equipment suppliers (17 of them SME) are part of the research network of BESST. Close interaction with ship operators will be achieved through a dedicated Advisory Group. A multi-level management structure, based on the experience of the shipyards in previous R&D and commercial projects, will ensure efficient and targeted work of the consortium to ensure the envisaged impact.


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.


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.


Chiappini A.,European Railway Agency | Cimatti A.,Fondazione Bruno Kessler | Macchi L.,Registro Italiano Navale | Rebollo O.,European Railway Agency | And 4 more authors.
Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering | Year: 2010

The European Train Control System (ETCS) is a control system for the interoperability of the railways across Europe. In this paper, we report on the activities of the EuRailCheck project, promoted by the European Railway Agency, for the development of a methodology and tools for the formalization and validation of the ETCS specifications. Within the project, we achieved three main results. First, we developed a methodology for the formalization and validation of the ETCS specifications. The methodology is based on a three-phases approach that goes from the informal analysis of the requirements, to their formalization and validation. Second, we developed a set of support tools, covering the various phases of the methodology. Third, we formalized a realistic subset of the specification in an industrial setting. The results of the project were positively evaluated by domain experts from different manufacturing and railway companies. © 2010 ACM.


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.


Quast R.B.,Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering | Claussnitzer I.,Registro Italiano Navale | Merk H.,Registro Italiano Navale | Kubick S.,Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering | Gerrits M.,Registro Italiano Navale
Analytical Biochemistry | Year: 2014

Eukaryotic cell-free systems based on wheat germ and Spodoptera frugiperda insect cells were equipped with an orthogonal amber suppressor tRNA-synthetase pair to synthesize proteins with a site-specifically incorporated p-azido-l-phenylalanine residue in order to provide their chemoselective fluorescence labeling with azide-reactive dyes by Staudinger ligation. The specificity of incorporation and bioorthogonality of labeling within complex reaction mixtures was shown by means of translation and fluorescence detection of two model proteins: β-glucuronidase and erythropoietin. The latter contained the azido amino acid in proximity to a signal peptide for membrane translocation into endogenous microsomal vesicles of the insect cell-based system. The results indicate a stoichiometric incorporation of the azido amino acid at the desired position within the proteins. Moreover, the compatibility of cotranslational protein translocation, including glycosylation and amber suppression-based incorporation of p-azido-l-phenylalanine within a cell-free system, is demonstrated. The presented approach should be particularly useful for providing eukaryotic and membrane-associated proteins for investigation by fluorescence-based techniques. © 2014 Elsevier B.V.


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.


Cuzon J.,University of Strathclyde | Cuzon J.,Bernard Olesinski Ltd. | Douglas A.,University of Strathclyde | Douglas A.,SafetyatSea Ltd. | And 5 more authors.
RINA - International Conference - Innovation in High Performance Sailing Yachts, Papers | Year: 2010

This paper describes a method developed for the global optimisation of racing yachts in the early stage of design. This was achieved by implementing various different modules, each of which concentrated on a specific aspect of the design and through interaction a global optimisation was possible. A particular emphasis will be put on the hull and hydrodynamic performance modules. The keel bulb and aerodynamic model will also be discussed briefly. © 2010: Royal Institution of Naval Architects.


PubMed | Fraunhofer Institute for Biomedical Engineering and Registro Italiano Navale
Type: | Journal: Analytical biochemistry | Year: 2014

Eukaryotic cell-free systems based on wheat germ and Spodoptera frugiperda insect cells were equipped with an orthogonal amber suppressor tRNA-synthetase pair to synthesize proteins with a site-specifically incorporated p-azido-l-phenylalanine residue in order to provide their chemoselective fluorescence labeling with azide-reactive dyes by Staudinger ligation. The specificity of incorporation and bioorthogonality of labeling within complex reaction mixtures was shown by means of translation and fluorescence detection of two model proteins: -glucuronidase and erythropoietin. The latter contained the azido amino acid in proximity to a signal peptide for membrane translocation into endogenous microsomal vesicles of the insect cell-based system. The results indicate a stoichiometric incorporation of the azido amino acid at the desired position within the proteins. Moreover, the compatibility of cotranslational protein translocation, including glycosylation and amber suppression-based incorporation of p-azido-l-phenylalanine within a cell-free system, is demonstrated. The presented approach should be particularly useful for providing eukaryotic and membrane-associated proteins for investigation by fluorescence-based techniques.

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