MARITIME CONSTRUCTION

MARITIME CONSTRUCTION

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Code
66208
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10799 CIVIL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/02
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CIVIL ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

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

  1. Ability to design breakwaters for harbour protection
  2. Preliminary design knowledge for the construction of harbour quaywalls
  3. Preliminary planning capabilities of areas for naval repairs, marinas and and fishing harbours

Teaching methods

Classes will be given with frontal teaching with the help of slides

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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
  • Thoresen C.A.,2003, Port design's Handbook, Thomas Telford
  • Tsinker, G.P., 1997, Handbook of Port and Harbor Engineering, Chapman & hall
  • Velsink, H.,1993, Ports and terminals, T.U., Delft
  • CUR, 2005. Handbook Quay Walls. Balkema
  • Report PIANC
  • Tomasicchio U., 2002, Manuale di Ingegneria Portuale e Costiera, BIOS

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Prior phone or e-mail appointment

Exam Board

ROBERTO PASSALACQUA (President)

GIOVANNI BESIO (President)

RICCARDO BERARDI (President)

GIOVANNI BESIO (President)

ROSSELLA BOVOLENTA

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Classes will be given with frontal teaching with the help of slides

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists in a discussion on the contents presented during the course

Assessment methods

The discussion during the exam will cover all the subjects presented during the classes. Particular focus will be dedicated to breakwaters and quaywalls design and technologies

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
31/07/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
04/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale
18/09/2020 10:00 GENOVA Orale