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COASTAL STRUCTURES AND SHORE PROTECTION

CODE 97237
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS 5 credits during the 2nd year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Principles of coastal structures planning and design and shore protection management

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The teaching aims to provide the basic knowledge for a general framework of problems related to:

- Mete-ocean climate analysis for the identification of the environmental characteristics of the project

- Characteristics of nearshore circulation

- Coastal Morphology

- Sediment Transport

- Coastal Morphodynamics

- Coastal Defence Works

 

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be held mainly through frontal lessons with the help of slides.

There will be some practical lessons with the use of computers for the development of specific algorithms for the quantification of coastal processes

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to wave dynamics and statistics

Introduction to nearshore circulation

Sediment characteristics, Coastal Morphology, Longshore and Cross-shore profiles

Sediment Transport, Incipient motion, Bed Load Transport, Suspended Load Transport

Coastal Morphodynamics, Longshore profile evolution, Cross-shore profile evolution, Numerical models for coastline evolution

Coastal structures, soft and hard solutions, nourishment, groins, submerged breakwaters, breakwaters, revetments

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • CERC, 1984, Shore Protection Manual, Dept. of Army, U.S. Corps of Engineers
  • Costal Engineering Manual (EM 1110-21100), 2006, U.S. Army Corps of Eng.
  • Dean R.G. & Darlymple R.A., 1984, Water wave mechanics for engineers and scientists
  • Goda Y., 2010, Random seas and design of maritime structures, World Scientific
  • Kamphuis J.W., 2010, Introduction to coastal engineering and management, World Scientific
  • Komar P.D., 1998, Beach Processes and Sedimentation, Prentice Hall

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

PAOLO BLONDEAUX (President)

FRANCESCO DE LEO

ANDREA MARGARITA LIRA LOARCA

GIOVANNA VITTORI

GIOVANNI BESIO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course will be held mainly through frontal lessons with the help of slides.

There will be some practical lessons with the use of computers for the development of specific algorithms for the quantification of coastal processes

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The examination test consists in the drafting of a series of exercises proposed during the year and in an oral test.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The evaluation of the students' preparation is carried out through the correction of the exercises delivered during the course. Students who wish to change their assessment can take an oral interview about the entire course program.

The oral test can be taken from the first day after the end of the lessons.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
27/01/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/02/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
09/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
28/06/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale
11/07/2022 09:30 GENOVA Orale