COASTAL MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: PIERO RUOL

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Hydraulic
Examination methods: Oral
Course unit contents: Contents Coastal climate: wind, currents, sea level oscillations. Short waves: theoretical approach. Wave generation, forecasting and hindcasting. Wave regimes and extreme conditions evaluation. Wave propagation from offshore to shallow waters and associates phenomena. Wave-structures interactions. Hydrodynamics of coastal regions. Beach regimes, sediment characteristics. Coastal morphodynamics, coastal processes. Cross-shore and long-shore sediment transport. River deltas and inlets dynamics. Shore protection interventions: hard interventions (groins, detached breakwaters, etc.), soft interventions and mixed solutions. Beach nourishment. Innovative structures for coastal defence. Dune systems. Coastal management and environmental impact assessment of different policies. Wave energy converters. Mathematical and physical models for coastal studies.