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COASTAL STRUCTURES AND SHORE PROTECTION

CODE 97237
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 2nd year of 10720 ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (LM-35) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
    LANGUAGE English
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • 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

    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