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Course unit
INP9087499, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN1825, Degree course structure A.Y. 2010/11, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track SOIL, WATER AND ENVIRONMENT [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COASTAL MANAGEMENT AND PROTECTION
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
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Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 PIERO RUOL ICAR/02

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/02 Maritime Hydraulic Construction and Hydrology 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2010 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2021 RUOL PIERO (Presidente)
MARTINELLI LUCA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Hydraulic
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at giving basic concepts of oceanography and at describing the marine environment, particularly focussing the attention on wind waves. Starting from the description of coastal hydrodynamics, the coastal processes and coastal morphology will be dealt, with particular attention on the littoral regime studies and on the design of coastal protection interventions, with the associated environmental impact in depth considered.
Examination methods: Oral
Assessment criteria: Understanding the developed arguments and ability to process them
Course unit contents: Contents Coastal climate: wind, currents, sea level oscillations. Short waves: theoretical approach. Wave generation, forecasting and hindcasting. Wave regimes and extreme conditions evaluation. Wave propagation from offshore to shallow waters and associates phenomena. Wave-structures interactions. Hydrodynamics of coastal regions. Beach regimes, sediment characteristics. Coastal morphodynamics, coastal processes. Cross-shore and long-shore sediment transport. River deltas and inlets dynamics. Shore protection interventions: hard interventions (groins, detached breakwaters, etc.), soft interventions and mixed solutions. Beach nourishment. Innovative structures for coastal defence. Dune systems. Coastal management and environmental impact assessment of different policies. Wave energy converters. Mathematical and physical models for coastal studies.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: in class teaching and laboratory
Additional notes about suggested reading: lessons minutes
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • I.A. Svendsen, I.G. Jonsson, Hydrodynamics of Coastal Regions. Technical University Denmark: --, 1981. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Y. Goda, Random Seas and Design of Maritime Structures. Tokio: The University of Tokyo Press, 1985. Cerca nel catalogo
  • US Army Coastal Engineering Research Centre, Shore Protection Manual. --: --, 1984. Cerca nel catalogo
  • US National Research Council Marine Board, Beach Nourishment and Protection. Washington DC: National Academy Press, 1995. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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