Giampaolo Giacomozzi

Giampaolo Giacomozzi has since 2012 held the position of Research & Development manager at Varvel SpA in Bologna, Italy. A 1995 graduate in mechanical engineering at the University of Bologna, for the first five years he worked in the packaging industry as a mechanical designer in the technical department at CAM SpA. He next (2001) worked as a Quality Assurance manager and head of the Prevention and Protection service for Bottazzi SpA, before moving on to Varvel SpA in 2002 where — until 2005 — he was Quality and Environment manager and head of the Prevention and Protection Service. In 2005 Giacomozzi was named assistant technical manager — and from 2007-2012 — technical manager.  (Bio last updated 2016-06-01 Contact Randy Stott, Managing Editor, with changes.)

Articles by Giampaolo Giacomozzi

  • Worm Gear Efficiency Estimation and Optimization (June 2016)
    This paper outlines the comparison of efficiencies for worm gearboxes with a center distance ranging from 28 - 150 mm that have single reduction from 5 to 100:1. Efficiencies are calculated using several standards (AGMA, ISO, DIN, BS) or by methods defined in other bibliographic references. It also deals with the measurement of torque and temperature on a test rig — required for the calibration of an analytical model to predict worm gearbox efficiency and temperature. And finally, there are examples of experimental activity (wear and friction measurements on a blockon- ring tribometer and the measurements of dynamic viscosity) regarding the effort of improving the efficiency for worm gear drivers by adding nanoparticles of fullerene shape to standard PEG lubricant