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CODE 98074
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/01
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 1° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at introducing the student to the hydrodynamics and morphodyanics of the coastal region

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is aimed at making the student capable of formulating and solving the problems related to the propagation of sea waves from the offshore region to the coastline considering refraction and difraction phenomena and the possible wave breaking. The morphodynamic phenomena generated by sea waves will be also described.

 

TEACHING METHODS

Frontal lectures

Working students and students with SLD, disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination methods that, in compliance with the teaching objectives, take into account their individual needs

 

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

1: Stokes waves: Introduction - The evolution of a monochromatic wave: formulation of the problem - Small amplitude waves: the solution of the linear problem - Some characteristics of the small amplitude waves - Superposition of waves - Standing waves
2: Nonlinear effects: Introduction - Nonlinear effects on a progressive wave -
Nonlinear effects on a standing wave - Saintflou diagram
3: Refraction phenomena - The energy of a propagating wave and the energy flux - Group velocity: a kinetic interpretation - The phenomenon of shoaling - The equation of wave action - Wave rays and Snell’s law.
4: Diffraction - Helmholtz equation - Cases of engineering interest.
5: Viscous effects: the bottom boundary layer - The flow field and the shear stress in the boundary layer: the linear approach - Nonlinear effects and the generation of a steady current
6 : Shallow water waves - Introduction and Boussinesq theory - The solitary wave - Cnoidal waves - Edge waves
7: Depth-averaged equations for steady currents
8: The depth and time averaged equations - Introduction - Continuity equation - Momentum equation - Some preliminary simplifications - The radiation stress tensor
9: The phenomenon of wave breaking  - The set-down and set-up - The longshore current
10: The tides
11: The sediment transport
12: Coastal morphology

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Course notes available on request (send a message to:      paolo.blondeaux@unige.it)

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

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam is aimed at verifying the capability of the student to formulate and solve simple problems of coastal hydrodynamics anf morphodynamics

Exam schedule

Data Ora Luogo Degree type Note
04/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento Data e orario da concordare con il docente.
19/01/2023 11:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento Data e orario da concordare con il docente.
14/02/2023 11:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento Data e orario da concordare con il docente.
21/06/2023 11:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento Data e orario da concordare con il docente.
05/07/2023 11:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento Data e orario da concordare con il docente.
07/09/2023 11:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento Data e orario da concordare con il docente.