
Course unit
HYDROLOGY AND HYDRAULICS
SCN1037420, A.A. 2017/18
Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18
ECTS: details
Type 
ScientificDisciplinary 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 
Examination board
Board 
From 
To 
Members of the board 
7 Commissione 2019/20 
01/12/2019 
30/11/2020 
SCOTTON
PAOLO
(Presidente)
D'ALPAOS
ANDREA
(Supplente)
FABBRI
PAOLO
(Supplente)
FLORIS
MARIO
(Supplente)

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)

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 depthdurationfrequency 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 rainfallrunoff 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/scottonpaolo/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 depthdurationfrequency 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 rainfallrunoff 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/scottonpaolo/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, .

Ghetti, A., Idraulica. Padova: Edizioni Cortina, .


