cod. 08389

Academic year 2021/22
3° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Impianti industriali meccanici (ING-IND/17)
Ingegneria della sicurezza e protezione industriale
Type of training activity
96 hours
of face-to-face activities
12 credits
course unit

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
At the end of the course, students will have acquired the basic knowledge on the structure and functioning of industrial plants, in terms of: organization and management of the manufacturing process (from raw material to finished product); reliability of complex systems; role of resources human and industrial automation; production flows; layout; performance measurement metrics of industrial plants.

Applying knowledge and understanding:
students will be able to industrialize a production process, starting from the feasibility study, defining the best production structure and its management policies, considering the adoption of automated operations (instead of manual processes) and checking the entire process through a detailed monitoring based on the performance metrics of production systems.

Making judgments:
The student will be able to assess the impact of strategic, planning and operational decisions on industrial plants performance.

Communication skills:
Student should acquire the specific vocabulary related to industrial plants. It is expected that, at the end of the course, students will be able to communicate, both orally and in writing - including by resolution of simple numerical problems, the main contents of the course (e.g., process plants, plant service , reliability, layout, KPI), also by using common graphical tools, such as block diagrams or flowcharts.

Learning skills:
Students who have attended the course will be able to deepen their knowledge in the field of industrial plants, by consulting own texts specialized journals or dissemination, even outside the topics covered during lectures.


There are no compulsory prerequisites

Course unit content

The aim of the class is to provide the general design principles and feasibility criteria of Industrial and Mechanical Plants. In particular, the course focuses on the design of both production systems and industrial utility plants, in order to achieve the economic objectives.

Full programme

Production systems and plants: Basic elements and definitions.
Industrial plant design, construction planning and control: feasibility study.
Classification of manufacturing production systems.
Constrained production systems and unconstrained production systems.
Product/quantity chart.
Characteristic curve of product.
Assembling processes.
Production system performances measurement.
Process and activity Layout arrangement.
Reliability of industrial plants.
Additive manufacturing.


Pareschi A. “Impianti industriali. Criteri di scelta, progettazione e realizzazione”, Progetto Leonardo Bologna

Fabbri S. “Impianti Meccanici”, Patron, Bologna

F. Robert Jacobs - Chase Richard B. - Alberto Grando - Andrea Sianesi. "Operations management nella produzione e nei servizi", McGraw Hill Education

Monte A. “Elementi di impianti industriali”, Vol I, II, Ed. Libreria Cortina Torino

Caron F., Marchet G., Wegner R. “Impianti di movimentazione e stoccaggio dei materiali-criteri di progettazione”, Ed. Hoepli

Teaching methods

Lectures. During the class, numerical examples concerning practice cases are shown.

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam consists of a written test, either in form of multiple choices or open questions. The exam includes both theoretical questions and exercises.

Other information

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