MARITIME CONSTRUCTION

MARITIME CONSTRUCTION

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Code
66208
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
5 credits during the 1st year of 10799 CIVIL ENGINEERING (LM-23) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
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

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

- Design of maritime breakwaters for the protection of harbors

- Preliminary design of structures for the construction of port quays

- Preliminary design of the areas of ship repairs and marinas and fishing harbors

- Preliminary design of maritime structures on piles

Teaching methods

The course will be held mainly through frontal lessons with the help of slides.

There will be some talks by professionals in the sector to illustrate to students the main issues related to maritime structures and construction

There will be some practical lessons with the use of computers for the development of specific algorithms for the design of maritime works

A visit to the Port of Genoa is planned

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Introduction to wave dynamics and statistics

Rubble mound breakwaters

Vertical wall breakwaters (caissons)

Hydraulic response of structures

Structures stability, geotechnical issues and construction methods

Design working life and probability failure of harbor structures

Wave height and probabilistic design

Quays, wharfs, piers and jetties

Stress and loads of ships on berthing facilities

Dry docks

Force by waves and current on cylindrical structures

Offshore structures

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
  • Costal Engineering Manual (EM 1110-21100), 2006, U.S. Army Corps of Eng.
  • CUR, 2005. Handbook Quay Walls. Balkema
  • Goda Y., 2010, Random seas and design of maritime structures, World Scientific
  • Kamphuis J.W., 2010, Introduction to coastal engineering and management, World Scientific
  • PIANC, Report Tecnici
  • Thoresen C.A., 2003, Port design's Handbook, Thomas TelfordTsinker, G.P., 1997, Handbook of Port and Harbor Engineering, Chapman & Hall
  • Velsink, H., 1993, Ports and terminals, T.U., Delft

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Prior phone or e-mail appointment

Exam Board

ROBERTO PASSALACQUA (President)

ROSSELLA BOVOLENTA

GIOVANNI BESIO (President Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course will be held mainly through frontal lessons with the help of slides.

There will be some talks by professionals in the sector to illustrate to students the main issues related to maritime structures and construction

There will be some practical lessons with the use of computers for the development of specific algorithms for the design of maritime works

A visit to the Port of Genoa is planned

EXAMS

Exam description

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

Assessment methods

The examination test consists of an oral discussion of the subjects carried out in class during the course. In particular, attention will be paid to the protection structures of port mirrors, types for the construction of dock structures, port areas intended for special uses (repairs and shipyards, fishing and tourist ports).

The oral test can be taken from the first day after the end of the lessons.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
26/03/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
11/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
25/06/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
09/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
30/07/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
03/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale
17/09/2021 10:00 GENOVA Orale