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MARITIME CONSTRUCTION

CODE 66208
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 5 credits during the 2nd year of 9263 CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING )
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course, scheduled in the second half of the academic year, aims at introducing students to the principles of coastal structures planning and design with a focus on breakwaters and quaywalls

 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning outcomes of the course are the capability of the student to plan and design any kind of breakwater for harbour protection and to set-up a preliminary design of different types of quaywalls

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Ability to design breakwaters for harbour protection
  2. Preliminary design knowledge for the construction of harbour quaywalls
  3. Preliminary planning capabilities of areas for naval repairs, marinas and and fishing harbours

TEACHING METHODS

Classes will be given with frontal teaching with the help of slides

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Basic of wave dynamics

Rubble mound breakwaters

Vertical breakwaters

Probabilistic design for coastal structures

Quay walls, piers and jetties

Shipyards

Forces on piles and pipelines due to waves

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Bruun, P., 1990, Port Engineering, Gulf Publishing Company
  • Thoresen C.A.,2003, Port design's Handbook, Thomas Telford
  • Tsinker, G.P., 1997, Handbook of Port and Harbor Engineering, Chapman & hall
  • Velsink, H.,1993, Ports and terminals, T.U., Delft
  • CUR, 2005. Handbook Quay Walls. Balkema
  • Report PIANC
  • Tomasicchio U., 2002, Manuale di Ingegneria Portuale e Costiera, BIOS

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIOVANNI BESIO (President)

PAOLO BLONDEAUX (President)

GIOVANNA VITTORI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Classes will be given with frontal teaching with the help of slides

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam consists in a discussion on the contents presented during the course

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The discussion during the exam will cover all the subjects presented during the classes. Particular focus will be dedicated to breakwaters and quaywalls design and technologies

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
05/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
19/01/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
16/02/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
27/03/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
08/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
22/06/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
20/07/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale
03/08/2018 10:00 GENOVA Orale