DESIGN OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS + LABORATORY

DESIGN OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DRAINAGE SYSTEMS + LABORATORY

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Code
94993
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
5 credits during the 2nd year of 9914 ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING (LM-4) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING)
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The course deals with the topics relating to the urban hydrology and illustrates the main principles of the sustainable management of water resources in urban areas.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims at improving the knowledge of some contents of the Hydraulic Construction. Particular attention is given to the urban hydrology and to the main approaches of the sustainable management of the water resources in urban areas.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

In details, the course illustrates the basic principles on the intervention strategy finalized to the mitigation of the hydraulic risk, to the protection of the ecosystems, to the improvement of the liveability in the urban areas. Subsequently the technical components of the innovative solutions such as green roofs, permeable pavements, green areas and rainwater harvesting systems, etc. will be illustrated and discussed. During the laboratory these contents and competences will be applied to a study case with specific focus on the hydrologic and hydraulic performance of the proposed solution even in compliance with the legislation in force.

Teaching methods

 The lectures are organized in about 50 hours of theory including at least 20 hours of practice in order to completely develop the design of sustainable urban drainage systems for a study case. The students will have to implement a numerical exercise relating to the hydrologic-hydraulic performance of the proposed sustainable urban drainage systems for the study case.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The main contents of the course are the following:

  • Review of the principles of hydrology
  • Review of the principle of hydraulic
  • Review of the legislation on the storm water management
  • Technical solutions for the sustainable urban drainage systems
  • Methods for the analysis and verification of the urban drainage network;
  • Laboratory for the multidisciplinary design of a study case
  • Application of a numerical model (open access code) to predict the hydraulic response in the study case.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

  1. Slides and supporting documents available on Aulaweb;
  2. The SuDS Manual, CIRIA, 2015 (disponibile on-line, http://www.ciria.org/Memberships/The_SuDs_Manual_C753_Chapters.aspx)
  3. Rossman L.A. Storm Water Management Model User's Manual Version 5.1, U.S.  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA ,2015.(disponibile on-line https://www.epa.gov/water-research/storm-water-management-model-swmm#downloads)
  4. Roehr D., Fassman-Beck E.,Living Roofs in Integrated Urban Water Systems, Routlege, 2015.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

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

LESSONS

Teaching methods

 The lectures are organized in about 50 hours of theory including at least 20 hours of practice in order to completely develop the design of sustainable urban drainage systems for a study case. The students will have to implement a numerical exercise relating to the hydrologic-hydraulic performance of the proposed sustainable urban drainage systems for the study case.

LESSONS START

The lessons will start in the second semester

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 relating to the hydrologic-hydraulic performance of the proposed sustainable urban drainage systems for the study case.