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Maritime Hydraulic Construction and Hydrology
Second semester
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Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course the student will complete the knowledge concerning river basin management both in mountain and plain streams.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
The Student will be able to estimate the main characteristics of flood events, to identify the most appropriate hydraulic structures and to
design them.
The student will be able to apply flood propagation models and hydrological models.
Making judgments:
The student should be able to evaluate, with critical mind, projects developed by Hydraulics Engineers on the topics presented in the course.


It is useful to have familiarity with MS Office.
It is useful to have familiarity with Matlab.
It is useful to have familiarity with CAD.

Course contents summary

Review of hydrology basic concepts
Peak flood evaluation
Evaluation of Synthetic Design Hydrographs for a gauging station
Flood routing models
Application of Muskingum method
River floodways
Flood detention reservoirs
Land protection regulations
River Basin master plans
Local scouring around bridge piers and abutements
Rivers settlement: longitudinal and transversal hydraulic structures.

Recommended readings

Slides provided by the teacher and presented during the lessons, class notes, text and data to develop the exercises (Available at elly.dia.unipr.it)
Maione U., “Le piene fluviali”, La Goliardica Pavese, 1995 (Available in the University Library).
Moisello U., “Idrologia Tecnica”, La Goliardica Pavese, 1998 (Available in the University Library).
Da Deppo L., Datei C. e Salandin P., “Sistemazione dei corsi d’acqua”,
Edizioni Progetto, Padova, 2018 (Available in the University Library

Teaching methods

The course is made of class lessons, through slides, and training in informatics lab.
During the course several seminars regarding case studies will be organized. The teacher will help students during the preparation of the
final report.

Assessment methods and criteria

The Student has to develop a project during class and has to complete it in autonomy. The Student must write a final report and provide CAD drawings.
Once the Professor has validated the report, the Student is allowed to do the oral examination.
The evaluation criteria of the examination are: 25% written report (proper analysis of the experimental data, clarity in presenting the results); 75% oral exam (theory questions, application of theory also to original
problems and speaking ability).
The grade goes from 18/30 to 30/30.

Other informations

The course is mandatory for laurea magistrale in Ingegneria per l’Ambiente e il Territorio and it is optionally for laurea magistrale in Ingegneria Civile.