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Scientific sector ICAR/01 - HYDRAULICS
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(updated on 19/02/2016 09:21)

Proposals for thesis

T: theoterical
N: numerical
S: experimentala
I: analysis of: satellite images, field data, laboratory data

Fluvial Morpgodynamics

1. Morphodynamics of alluvial rivers:

- heterogeneity effects ofn the formation of the alluvial plane (T-N)
- mutual interactions between river evolution and floodplain stratigraphy (T-N)
- grain sorting effects on river morphodynamics (T-N)
- modelling of chute cutoffs (T)
- characterization of river planform (T-I)

2. Channel banks:
- simulation of bank collapse (N)
- bank effects of cross section equilibrium shape (T-N)

3. Debris flows:
- modelling of intense seidment transport in mountain streams (T-N)
- modelling of debris flow propagation (N-S)
- deposition and erosion laws (S-N)
- assessment of impact on defense structures (N)

Tidal Morphodynamics

1. Tidal meander:
- analysis (from satellite images) of lorphological changes within the Venice Lagoon (I)
- numerical simulation of tidal meander evolution (T-N)

2. Equilibrium of tidal channels:
- bed profiles analisi from bathimetrica data (I)
- assessment of equilibrium in tidal channels (T-N)

3. Morphology of tidal networks:
- effects of tidal channel confluences (I)
- analysis of tidal channel interaxis (I)
- flume experiments on tidal network formation and data analysis; vegetation effects (S)
- morphological changes in the Venice Lagoon (I)

4. erosion processes in salt marshes:
- bank eorsion data analysis (I)
- modelling of bank erosion (T-N)

5. Vegetation effects on sediment resuspension (N)

Estuarine and Delta Morphodynamics

1. Deltas
- Morphological analysis (I)
- Conceptual models of delta long term evolution (T)
- Short/medium term numerical modelling (N)
- Fluid mud nehaviour in estuaries (T-S)

2. Turbidity currents
- Flow field in turbidity currents (T)
- Planimetrical evolution of turbidity currents (T-N)

Pullutant dynamics in water bodies

1. Longitudinal dispersion
- Effects of cross-section shapes (T)
- Effects of meander bends (I)
- Effects of suspended load (T)

2. Salt instrusion in estuaries and deltas:
- numerical salt wedge modelling (T-N)
- experimental analisis of salt wedge intrusion (S)

3. Water quality in lakes

4. Large Eddy Simulation (LES)

Curriculum Vitae

Lecturer's Curriculum (PDF): 23BC1CE420AE68C94212CCF068AC6602.pdf

Research areas

- Fluvial morphodynamics
Alternate bar dynamics, sediment waves, planform evolution of meandering rivers, sediment transport, debris flows.

- Tidal morphodynamics
Hydrodynamic and morphodynamics of estuaries and deltas; longitudinal equilibrium profile and cross-section of tidal channels; flow field and morphologic characteristics of tidal meanders; mathematical modeling of tidal environments; eco-morphology.

- Hydrodynamics
Stability of stratified flows; hydrodynamic dispersion; hydraulics of bed intake grids.

Author of more than 100 articles, among which 54 on peer reviewed journals.

ResearcherID WOS: F-9852-2016

Times cited without self citations: 1354 (source: ISI WOS).
h-index: 27 (source: ISI WOS); 29 (source: Scopus);

(last update December, 21 2017)

Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 23BC1CE420AE68C94212CCF068AC6602.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN0505 COMMON IN07103715 12 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
IN0510 COMMON IN07103715 12 2nd Year (2019/20) Second