Franco Cotana
Franco Cotana
Full Professor of Applied Physic Industrial Engineering at University of Perugia
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Production of nanocrystalline cellulose from lignocellulosic biomass: technology and applications
L Brinchi, F Cotana, E Fortunati, JM Kenny
Carbohydrate polymers 94 (1), 154-169, 2013
Environmental effects on natural frequencies of the San Pietro bell tower in Perugia, Italy, and their removal for structural performance assessment
F Ubertini, G Comanducci, N Cavalagli, AL Pisello, AL Materazzi, ...
Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 82, 307-322, 2017
The thermal effect of an innovative cool roof on residential buildings in Italy: Results from two years of continuous monitoring
AL Pisello, F Cotana
Energy and Buildings 69, 154-164, 2014
Inter-building effect: Simulating the impact of a network of buildings on the accuracy of building energy performance predictions
AL Pisello, JE Taylor, X Xu, F Cotana
Building and environment 58, 37-45, 2012
Lignin as co-product of second generation bioethanol production from ligno-cellulosic biomass
F Cotana, G Cavalaglio, A Nicolini, M Gelosia, V Coccia, A Petrozzi, ...
Energy Procedia 45, 52-60, 2014
On an innovative integrated technique for energy refurbishment of historical buildings: Thermal-energy, economic and environmental analysis of a case study
AL Pisello, A Petrozzi, VL Castaldo, F Cotana
Applied Energy 162, 1313-1322, 2016
Innovative panels with recycled materials: Thermal and acoustic performance and Life Cycle Assessment
P Ricciardi, E Belloni, F Cotana
Applied Energy 134, 150-162, 2014
A method for assessing buildings’ energy efficiency by dynamic simulation and experimental activity
AL Pisello, M Goretti, F Cotana
Applied Energy 97, 419-429, 2012
Unsteady simulation of energy performance and thermal comfort in non-residential buildings
C Buratti, E Moretti, E Belloni, F Cotana
Building and environment 59, 482-491, 2013
Albedo control as an effective strategy to tackle Global Warming: A case study
F Cotana, F Rossi, M Filipponi, V Coccia, AL Pisello, E Bonamente, ...
Applied Energy 130, 641-647, 2014
Multifunctional smart concretes with novel phase change materials: Mechanical and thermo-energy investigation
A D'Alessandro, AL Pisello, C Fabiani, F Ubertini, LF Cabeza, F Cotana
Applied energy 212, 1448-1461, 2018
The impact of albedo increase to mitigate the urban heat island in Terni (Italy) using the WRF model
E Morini, AG Touchaei, B Castellani, F Rossi, F Cotana
Sustainability 8 (10), 999, 2016
Multipurpose characterization of glazing systems with silica aerogel: In-field experimental analysis of thermal-energy, lighting and acoustic performance
F Cotana, AL Pisello, E Moretti, C Buratti
Building and Environment 81, 92-102, 2014
Evaluation of albedo enhancement to mitigate impacts of urban heat island in Rome (Italy) using WRF meteorological model
E Morini, AG Touchaei, F Rossi, F Cotana, H Akbari
Urban Climate 24, 551-566, 2018
On the impact of innovative materials on outdoor thermal comfort of pedestrians in historical urban canyons
F Rosso, I Golasi, VL Castaldo, C Piselli, AL Pisello, F Salata, M Ferrero, ...
Renewable Energy 118, 825-839, 2018
Active cool roof effect: Impact of cool roofs on cooling system efficiency
AL Pisello, M Santamouris, F Cotana
Advances in building energy research 7 (2), 209-221, 2013
On the effect of summer heatwaves and urban overheating on building thermal-energy performance in central Italy
A Pyrgou, VL Castaldo, AL Pisello, F Cotana, M Santamouris
Sustainable cities and society 28, 187-200, 2017
Production of bioethanol in a second generation prototype from pine wood chips
F Cotana, G Cavalaglio, M Gelosia, A Nicolini, V Coccia, A Petrozzi
Energy Procedia 45, 42-51, 2014
Experimental in-lab and in-field analysis of waterproof membranes for cool roof application and urban heat island mitigation
AL Pisello, VL Castaldo, G Pignatta, F Cotana, M Santamouris
Energy and Buildings 114, 180-190, 2016
Outdoor comfort conditions in urban areas: On citizens’ perspective about microclimate mitigation of urban transit areas
C Piselli, VL Castaldo, I Pigliautile, AL Pisello, F Cotana
Sustainable cities and society 39, 16-36, 2018
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