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CODE 97237
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/02
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES Questo insegnamento è un modulo di:
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

LESSONS

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

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.

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sustainable cities and communities
Sustainable cities and communities
Life below water
Life below water
Partnerships for the goals
Partnerships for the goals