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School of Science
GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY
Course unit
HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS
SCN1037420, A.A. 2017/18

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
GEOLOGY AND TECHNICAL GEOLOGY
SC1180, Degree course structure A.Y. 2009/10, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS
Website of the academic structure http://www.geoscienze.unipd.it/corsi/corsi-di-laurea-di-secondo-livello
Department of reference Department of Geosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge PAOLO SCOTTON GEO/05

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines ICAR/02 Maritime Hydraulic Construction and Hydrology 3.0
Core courses GEO/05 Applied Geology 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 24 26.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2009 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 SCOTTON PAOLO (Presidente)
BIANCHINI GIANFRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
D'ALPAOS ANDREA (Supplente)
FABBRI PAOLO (Supplente)
FLORIS MARIO (Supplente)
5 Commissione 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 SCOTTON PAOLO (Presidente)
BIANCHINI GIANFRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
D'ALPAOS ANDREA (Supplente)
FABBRI PAOLO (Supplente)
FLORIS MARIO (Supplente)
4 Commissione 2016/17 01/12/2016 30/11/2017 SCOTTON PAOLO (Presidente)
BIANCHINI GIANFRANCO (Membro Effettivo)
D'ALPAOS ANDREA (Supplente)
FABBRI PAOLO (Supplente)
FLORIS MARIO (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of mathematics, physics and statistics.
Target skills and knowledge: With this course, the student acquires the basic knowledge of hydrology directed to the study of river basins: the statistics needed for analysis of hydrological variables, the methods of transformation of inflows (precipitation) into outflows (discharge), the uniform and permanent motion hydraulics in a water course.
Examination methods: Oral examination.
Learning of the course content.
Contenuti in Inglese: The first part of the course is devoted to the analysis of hydrological variables and statistical methods needed to establish the depth-duration-frequency curve. The notion of moments of the population of a statistical variable, of probability function and of probability function density are treated. Some of the fundamental probability distributions for hydrological analysis are described: normal, lognormal, exponential, double exponential. The basic properties of the population and of a sample of a statistical variable are described. Some of the methods used in hydrology to characterize a sample by a probability function are described and some of the acceptance tests of the hypothesis are faced. Then the properties of a hydrological watershed are described: Horton laws, direct and indirect classification, shape factors, separation of precipitation between surface runoff and infiltration. Finally, the main rainfall-runoff models are presented: the cinematic model, the linear reservoir model, a geomorphological model.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento in Inglese: - lectures;
- study of the topics covered in the classroom through application examples;
- preparation of technical reports on the topics discussed in the classroom application.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio in Inglese: Teaching material available online from the following link: http://www.geoscienze.unipd.it/personal/scotton-paolo/didattica
Assessment criteria: Learning degree of the course content.
Course unit contents: The first part of the course is devoted to the analysis of hydrological variables and statistical methods needed to establish the depth-duration-frequency curve. The notion of moments of the population of a statistical variable, of probability function and of probability function density are treated. Some of the fundamental probability distributions for hydrological analysis are described: normal, lognormal, exponential, double exponential. The basic properties of the population and of a sample of a statistical variable are described. Some of the methods used in hydrology to characterize a sample by a probability function are described and some of the acceptance tests of the hypothesis are faced. Then the properties of a hydrological watershed are described: Horton laws, direct and indirect classification, shape factors, separation of precipitation between surface runoff and infiltration. Finally, the main rainfall-runoff models are presented: the cinematic model, the linear reservoir model, a geomorphological model.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: - lectures;
- study of the topics covered in the classroom through application examples;
- preparation of technical reports on the topics discussed in the classroom application.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Teaching material available online from the following link: http://www.geoscienze.unipd.it/personal/scotton-paolo/didattica or delivered by the teacher.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Maione, U., Moisello, U., Appunti di Idrologia, Introduzione alle elaborazioni statistiche. --: Edizioni La Gogliardica Pavese, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Ghetti, A., Idraulica. Padova: Edizioni Cortina, --. Cerca nel catalogo