HYDROLOGY

HYDROLOGY

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Code
60406
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 10799 CIVIL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/02
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CIVIL ENGINEERING)
semester
1° Semester
modules
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course deals with the topics relating to the hydrologic modelling with specific references to the frequency analysis of extreme events (storm and flood).

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at improving the knowledge of the hydrologic modelling. Particular attention is given to the frequency analysis of extreme events (storm and flood). Furthermore the understanding of hydrological processes provided in the first-level course of Hydrology will be developed.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at improving the knowledge of the hydrologic modelling. Particular attention is given to the frequency analysis of extreme events (storm and flood). Furthermore the understanding of hydrological processes provided in the first-level course of Hydrology will be developed.

Teaching methods

 The lectures are organized in about 50 hours of theory including at least 10 hours of practice in order to deal with applied problems on the main topics of the course. The students will draw up a numerical exercise relating to the statistical analysis of the maximum rainfall depths for assigned duration. The exercise will be discussed during the oral examination.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main contents of the course are the following:

  • Review of the principles of hydrology and inferential statistics
  • Rainfall-runoff modelling approaches
  • Flow routing modelling approaches
  • Hydrologic statistics
  • Frequency analysis of extreme events (storm/flood)
  • Regional regression analysis of hydrological extremes

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

PP Slides available on Aulaweb;

Chow V.T., Maidment D.R., Mays L.W., Applied hydrology, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1988.

Kottegoda N.T., Rosso R., Statistics, Probability, and Reliability for Civil and Environmental Engineers, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1997.

Moisello U., Idrologia tecnica, Medea, 2014.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The office hours for students are scheduled according to the specific student requirement.

Exam Board

ANNA PALLA (President)

ILARIA GNECCO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

 The lectures are organized in about 50 hours of theory including at least 10 hours of practice in order to deal with applied problems on the main topics of the course. The students will draw up a numerical exercise relating to the statistical analysis of the maximum rainfall depths for assigned duration. The exercise will be discussed during the oral examination.

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the first semester on Monday from 11 a.m.- to1 p.m. (classroom A11) and on Friday from 10 a.m.- to1 p.m. (classroom A11)

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination

Assessment methods

The oral examination aims at testing the theoretic knowledge and the skill to solve applied problems. Furthermore the students have to discuss/illustrate the results of the exercise relating to the frequency analysis of the extreme events.