RIVER ENGINEERING

Second cycle degree in ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: PAOLO SALANDIN

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 9


Syllabus
Prerequisites: Hydraulics, Basic Hydrology, Solid Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, Water supply and drainage systems
Examination methods: Written and oral final exam.
Time available to develop a technical report and graphical tables during the written exam: 8 hours (use of textbooks and lecture notes is allowed) – some examples: design of mountain river check dam work; design of provisional works related to a bridge piers building; design of a reservoir devoted to flood peek reduction and related works; design of a fluvial diversion work; ...
Course unit contents: Aims and design of hydraulic structures; notes on regulations.
Elements of hydrology: hydrological cycle; collection and analysis of data; geometrical representation of hydrological basins and of rivers; rainfall data analysis; flood models.
Hydraulic of canals, rivers and mountain streams.
Bed-load transport; check dams; riverbank stabilization and protection; stream junctions; levee design and other river improvements; scouring; diversion works; bridges and culverts.
Hydroelectric plants: dam regulation, weir and barrages; energy dissipation and stilling basins; provisional works; canals and hydraulic tunnels.
Elements of inland waterways.