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MARITIME AND COASTAL HYDRAULICS

CODE 72399
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 5 credits during the 2nd year of 9263 CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING )
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:

OVERVIEW

The course is aimed at introducing the student to the hydrodynamics and morphodyanics of the coastal region. In particular the problem of wind wave propagation and interaction with the bottom and the coast is tackled. Moreover, the course provides a basic knowledge of tides and sediment transport

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Trained skill: ability to formulate problems of coastal engineering involving wind waves, tidal currents and their interaction with the sea bottom, the coastline and human interventions. Moreover, during the course, simple problems of practical interest will be formulated and solved.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures (~40 hours) and exercises (~10 hours)

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Linear and nonlinear Stokes waves, potential and kinematic wave energy, wave celerity and group celerity, wave shoaling, wave action equation, Snell law, wave refraction and diffraction phenomena, mild slope equation, linear and nonlinear theory of the bottom boundary layer, shallow water equations, solitary and cnoidal waves, Boussinesq equation, edge waves, depth and time averaged equations, radiation stresses, wave breaking, wave set-up and wave set-down, longshore current, random sea waves, tides, sediment transport, coastal morphodynamics.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Notes of the course,

C.C. Mei 'The applied dynamics of ocean surface waves' ,

I.A. Svedsen 'Introduction to nearshore hydrodynamics', World Scientific

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIOVANNI BESIO (President)

PAOLO BLONDEAUX (President)

GIOVANNA VITTORI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of lectures (~40 hours) and exercises (~10 hours)

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam has only an oral examination, during which the student can consult the notes of the course

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
17/01/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale
07/02/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale
06/06/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale
04/07/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale
23/07/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2018 08:30 GENOVA Orale