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MARITIME CONSTRUCTION

CODE 66208
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 5 cfu during the 1st year of 10799 INGEGNERIA CIVILE(LM-23) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • 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

    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

    - Design of maritime breakwaters for the protection of harbors

    - Preliminary design of structures for the construction of port quays

    - Preliminary design of the areas of ship repairs and marinas and fishing harbors

    - Preliminary design of maritime structures on piles

    TEACHING METHODS

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

    There will be some talks by professionals in the sector to illustrate to students the main issues related to maritime structures and construction

    There will be some practical lessons with the use of computers for the development of specific algorithms for the design of maritime works

    A visit to the Port of Genoa is planned

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    Introduction to wave dynamics and statistics

    Rubble mound breakwaters

    Vertical wall breakwaters (caissons)

    Hydraulic response of structures

    Structures stability, geotechnical issues and construction methods

    Design working life and probability failure of harbor structures

    Wave height and probabilistic design

    Quays, wharfs, piers and jetties

    Stress and loads of ships on berthing facilities

    Dry docks

    Force by waves and current on cylindrical structures

    Offshore structures

    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
    • Costal Engineering Manual (EM 1110-21100), 2006, U.S. Army Corps of Eng.
    • CUR, 2005. Handbook Quay Walls. Balkema
    • Goda Y., 2010, Random seas and design of maritime structures, World Scientific
    • Kamphuis J.W., 2010, Introduction to coastal engineering and management, World Scientific
    • PIANC, Report Tecnici
    • Thoresen C.A., 2003, Port design's Handbook, Thomas TelfordTsinker, G.P., 1997, Handbook of Port and Harbor Engineering, Chapman & Hall
    • Velsink, H., 1993, Ports and terminals, T.U., Delft

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    RICCARDO BERARDI (President)

    GIOVANNI BESIO (President)

    ANDREA MARGARITA LIRA LOARCA (President)

    ROSSELLA BOVOLENTA

    LESSONS

    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 examination test consists of an oral discussion of the subjects carried out in class during the course. In particular, attention will be paid to the protection structures of port mirrors, types for the construction of dock structures, port areas intended for special uses (repairs and shipyards, fishing and tourist ports).

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

    Exam schedule

    Date Time Location Type Notes
    21/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    21/12/2022 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    13/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    27/01/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    10/02/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    09/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    23/06/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    07/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    28/07/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    01/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
    15/09/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale