ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester

Lecturer: ANDREA MARION

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: 'Hydraulics' or 'Fluid Mechanics'
Examination methods: oral exam + topic presentation
Course unit contents: The course offers a view of modern advances in environmental hydraulics, moving forward from classical theories of advection, dispersion and sediment transport treated in basic courses. It describes state-of-the- art scientific knowledge as well as practical engineering tools (such as tracer tests) for water quality mathematical and physical modelling including surface and hyporheic transport of solutes and sediments. It describes the procedures required to perform Environmental Assessment Studies on the design of hydraulic structures for irrigation, renewable energy production and river and wetland restoration. It offers an insight of risk analysis and vulnerability assessment of environmental damages caused by hydro-geological extreme events, including collapse of hydraulic structures, sewer overflow, overaggradation and flooding.