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CODE 66208
ACADEMIC YEAR 2023/2024
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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

By the end of the course, the student will be able to describe the characteristics of the design weather-sea climate for the sizing of marine and coastal works and develop the preliminary design of some types of structures, such as breakwaters, anchorage works, 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

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Verification of the skills and knowledge developed by the students will take place through the development of a design activity in the area of maritime construction during the class period with the assistance of the teaching staff, and related discussion in the oral examination. The examination will then include the possibility of any questions on all topics covered 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

Data appello Orario Luogo Degree type Note
20/12/2023 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
30/01/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
13/02/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
04/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
21/06/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
12/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
31/07/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/09/2024 09:00 GENOVA Orale

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