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Course unit
IN02103729, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track IDRAULICA [002PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination HYDRODINAMICS
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge ANDREA DEFINA ICAR/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/01 Hydraulics 9.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 2018 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 DEFINA ANDREA (Presidente)
CARNIELLO LUCA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basics of steady open channel flow
Examination methods: discussion on the lecture topics and on the laboratory classes' reports
Course unit contents: Flow resistance in open channel flow. Steep slope flow and air entrainment. Roll waves. Effects of bed slope and curvature on the free surface flow. Gradually-varied open channel flow with increasing/decreasing discharge: lateral inflow, lateral or bottom. Two-dimensional theory of supercritical (i.e., rapid) flow: the theory of characteristics, the Rankine-Hugoniot jump condition for shock waves, shock wave reflection and interaction. Linear theory of waves. Shallow water gravity waves. Application of the method of characteristics to the dam break wave problem. Positive surge and tidal bore.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: lectures and lab experiments
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • A. Defina, Onde in acque basse ...solo alcuni appunti. Bologna: Esculapio, 2019. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Henderson, F.M., Open Channel Flow. New York: Macmillan Company, --. Cerca nel catalogo