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Protezione Idraulica del Territorio
Flood Risks end Hydraulic Defence
Alessandro Mancinelli

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 9
Hours 72
Period I
Language ENG

notions of the bachelor degree.

Learning outcomes
The course allows the students to acquire the basic engineering knowledge of the fluvial construction and environment protection actions. The course face to the specific knowledge of the fluvial environment. Design variables (rain and discharge) are defined in a probabilistic way. Along with the previous teaching the course provides to integrate the advanced knowledge useful for the design.
To the aim of facing advanced applicative themes and technological processes, the student will have to acquire capabilities of understanding the problems and to reconstruct the flow rate. The student will be also able to make the more suitable choice in terms of design of a civil work in the environment and to prevent natural risk.
The implementation of exercise works of solving practical problems on the fluvial and hydraulic protection engineering, that will be carried out in group, allows the student to acquire the capabilities to work in a team, alone and to face the typical problems of advanced design activities.

Aims of hydraulic structures and design regulations. Elements of hydrology: hydrological cicle; collection and analysis of data; geometrical representation of hydrological basins and of rivers; rainfall data analysis; flood models. Risk analysis. Hydraulic of rivers and mountain streams. Bed-load transport; check dams; riverbank stabilization and protection; stream junctions; levee design and other river improvements; diversion work; culverts and bridges. Hydroelectric plants: dam regulation, weir and barrages; energy dissipation; diversion works; canals and hydraulic tunnels. Elements of inland waterways.

Development of the examination
The exam consists in an oral test and in the discussion of the exercise work that the candidate presents for the exam. The oral test consists in some questions requested to the candidate about the topics of the course. The exercise work consists in resolving some applying practices about the topics of the course, proposed during the lessons and individually carried out by the candidate.

The positive result of the exam is proved if the candidate shows, by means of the previously described tests, to have well understood the topics proposed during the lessons and to be able to apply, autonomously and correctly, the tipycal methods, the models and the procedures of the Hydraulic engineering.

Assignment of the final grade in thirtiethes.

If the candidate obtains at least the pass grade for both the oral test and the exercise work and in describing the applyied methods, he reaches a positive final evaluation. Maximum evaluation is reached when the candidate shows a deep and complete knowledge of the topics of the course. The praise is reserved to those candidates that carry out oral test and exercise work exactly and completely and that distinguish themselves for them special excellence both for the oral presentation and for the editing of their exercise work.

Recommended reading
Chow V.T., Open channel Hydraulics, McGraw-Hill, New York, 1959. Da Deppo L., C. Datei e P. Salandin, Sistemazione dei corsi d'acqua - 5a Edizione, Libreria Cortina, Padova, 2004. Novak P., A.I.B. Moffat, C. Nalluri and R. Narayanan, Hydraulic structures - 3a Edizione, Spon Press, New York, 2001.

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