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School of Engineering
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
Course unit
ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS
INP9087761, 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
ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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 ENVIRONMENTAL HYDRAULICS
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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
No lecturer assigned to this course unit

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/01 Hydraulics 3.0
Core courses ICAR/02 Maritime Hydraulic Construction and Hydrology 3.0

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

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

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

Syllabus
Prerequisites: 'Hydraulics' or 'Fluid Mechanics'
Target skills and knowledge: A student who has met the objective of the course will be able to:
- Assess vulnerability of surface water bodies to contamination;
- Model transport of solute, colloids and sediments in rivers, wetlands and estuaries;
- Evaluate potential hydropower production;
- Analyze environmental impact of hydraulic projects;
- Model hydraulic and ecological implication of hydro-geological catastrophes.
Examination methods: Exam methods will be announced soon.
Course unit contents: The course offers a view of modern advances in environmental hydraulics, moving forward from classical theories of advection, dispersion and sediment transport treated in basic courses. It describes state-of-the- art scientific knowledge as well as practical engineering tools (such as tracer tests) for water quality mathematical and physical modelling including surface and hyporheic transport of solutes and sediments. It describes the procedures required to perform Environmental Assessment Studies on the design of hydraulic structures for irrigation, renewable energy production and river and wetland restoration. It offers an insight of risk analysis and vulnerability assessment of environmental damages caused by hydro-geological extreme events, including collapse of hydraulic structures, sewer overflow, overaggradation and flooding.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)