RUOL PIERO

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Scientific sector ICAR/02 - MARITIME HYDRAULIC CONSTRUCTION AND HYDROLOGY
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Tuesday from 11:00 to 13:00 Dipartimento ICEA, Sede GEOMAR, Via Ognissanti, 39 - 35129 PADOVA consigliato invio email per conferma
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(updated on 11/04/2018 18:52)

Proposals for thesis
Analysis of damage pattern and progression on a breakwater roundhead under multidirectional waves
The influence of scour protection in the safety level of offshore wind turbines
Expansion of Hanstholm harbour with caissons including a WEC device
Design of Seawalls with an innovative technology
Improving tsunami generation in hydraulic laboratories: results of numerical and physical modelling
Innovative coastal protection systems with particular focus on the stability of sand bag barriers
Modelling of coastal evolution: long term simulation in the Vagueira Region (Portugal)
Sviluppo di un modello di trasporto parallelo e ortogonale a riva per un litorale sabbioso
Definizione delle condizioni meteomarine e ambientali per la realizzazione di un marina nel lago di Garda
Experimental investigation on caisson breakwater sliding
Sulla tecnica del dragaggio ambientale. Alcuni casi di studio nella regione Veneto
Sulla resistenza idraulica di barriere in palancole o diaframmi
Gestione dei litorali con riferimento agli aspetti tecnici e normativi e alle concessioni demaniali
Simulazione numerica del funzionamento di un convertitore di energia ondosa del tipo a multicamera oscillante ed ipotesi di installazione ad Alghero
Modello numerico di una linea di ancoraggio per la stima degli spostamenti conseguenti ad un sistema di sollecitazioni noto
Wake wash in the coast of Siaellands Odde
Modelling the diffraction effects of coastal structures in the shoreline evolution
3D experimental and numerical investigation on the behaviour of a moored buoy under long crested waves
Indagine sperimentale sul comportamento di una diga galleggiante in ferrocemento
WEPTOS: study on a single rotor. Evaluation of the performance of the energy converter with a negative stiffness mechanism
Indagine sperimentale sulla filtrazione attraverso un’opera di difesa costiera tracimabile in presenza di onde e correnti
Confronto tra diverse tipologie di opere di difesa e banchine antiriflettenti. Risultati di alcune indagini sperimentali
Experimental investigation on plug-flow phenomenon induced by waves
Studio numerico sperimentale sull’evoluzione a breve termine della linea di riva a seguito di un mega-ripascimento localizzato
Experimental investigation on the effects of tsunami waves on multiple buildings
Experimental study on the power performances of a WEPTOS rotor with a negative stiffness mechanism
Analisi sperimentale delle sollecitazioni e della tracimazione per un’opera verticale con coronamento ricurvo
Vulnerabilità morfologica in relazione all’allagamento costiero in Veneto applicando il Metodo Montecarlo
Assessment of the efficiency of various wave energy converter devices in different locations
Ottimizzazione progettuale della forma del coronamento di un’opera portuale a cassoni
Indagine sperimentale sulla stabilità e tracimazione di una diga a gettata in CoreLoc
Studio della risposta morfo-dinamica di un ripascimento distribuito e di un sistema di pennelli rifioritori
Indagine sperimentale su modello fisico 2D per la valutazione del comportamento dell’opera di difesa del porto peschereccio di Lima (OMAN)
Tecniche di analisi di immagini per valutare stabilità e assestamenti dell’opera di difesa del porto di Mirbat (OMAN)
Hypothesis od expansion of the Port of Frederikshavn (DK)
Cross shore beach profile evolution due to the sediment wear
Risposta funzionale del nuovo generatore di moto ondoso del Dipartimento ICEA

Curriculum Vitae
Born in Padova (Italy) on April 30th, 1957.
Master of Science (M Sc) in Civil Engineering, University of Padova, Italy (1981);
Professional qualification in Civil Engineering (1982);
Winner of the competition for the “Eng. Guglielmo Marin” grant (1982);
Doctor of Science (Ph D) in Hydrodynamics (1989);
Researcher at the University of Padova (1990-1999);
Responsible of the Maritime Laboratories of the University (since 1990);
Professor (with renewable appointment) of “Coastal and Maritime Hydraulics” (1994-1996);
Professor (with renewable appointment) of “Coastal Dynamics and Shore Protection” (1997-1999);
Associate Professor of “Coastal Dynamics and Shore Protection” (2000-2004);
Responsible of the Department Library (since 1997);
Member of the PIANC (International Navigation Association) Working Group n. 31: ”Life Cycle Management of Port Structures” (1993-1998);
Member of the Faculty of Engineering Library Scientific Committee (1997-2008);
Member of the PIANC (International Navigation Association) Working Group n. 17-2004: "Inspection, Maintenance and Repair of Maritime Structures exposed to damage and to material degradation caused by a salt water environment" (1998-2004);
Member of the PIANC (International Navigation Association) Working Group n. 42: " Life Cycle Management of Port Structures – Recommended Practice for Implementation" (2001-2008);
Full professor in the SSD ICAR/02 (teaching: “Coastal and Harbour Engineering” and “Coastal Dynamics and Shore Protection”) since March 2008;
Head of the Department of Hydraulic, Maritime, Environmental and Geotechnical Engineering - IMAGE (2008-2011).
ProRector for European Funding for Research at Padova University (2012-2015).
Member of the National Scientific Committee of the GII (Italian Hydraulic Group) (2004-2008);
Reviewer of national and international journals;
Reviewer of many national and international research projects (since 2002);
Member of Organising Committee of Master and Doctoral Schools at Padova University;
Member of Organising and Scientific Committee of many national and international conferences;
Member of the National Public Works Council - Consiglio Superiore dei Lavori Pubblici (2004-2006);
Member of the Consultation Board for Societal Challenge SC3: ‘Secure, clean and efficient energy’ in Horizon 2020, Coordinator Prof. Riccardo Basosi (2014-)
Editor or co-editor of some National and International Conference Proceedings.
Has more than 35 years of experience in the maritime hydraulic and coastal engineering sector and is author of more than 100 papers mainly published in international journals and international conferences. His recent research activity is ranging among arguments dealing with maritime hydraulics, maritime and port engineering, innovative coastal protection interventions and wave energy studies.

Research areas
Le aree di ricerca riguardano l'idraulica marittima, l'ingegneria marittima, le costruzioni marittime, le opere portuali, la protezione dei litorali e lo studio di dispositivi di conversione dell'energia ondosa.
In particolare alcune linee di ricerca attualmente in essere sono di seguito elencate:


Studio dei frangiflutti galleggianti ancorati al fondo.
Study of new technologies of bottom moored floating breakwaters.

Ricerca e sviluppo di dispositivi galleggianti ancorati al fondo, per la conversione dell’energia ondosa (Floating offshore Wave Energy Converters, F-WECs).
Research and development of Floating offshore Wave Energy Converters (F-WECs) anchored to the bottom.

Gestione del ciclo di vita di opere portuali: fasi di pianificazione, progetto, costruzione,ispezione, manutenzione e riparazione di opere degradate ed esposte ad ambienti aggressivi
Life cycle management of port structures: planning & design stage, construction stage, inspection, operation & maintenance stage and re-use or disposal stage.

Publications


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): 8FC7005EE6903F7FED3F1B7C8DF39D9F.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2018/19
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
IN1825 001PD INO2043833 6 1st Year Second
semester
ENG PIERO RUOL
IN0517 001PD IN02101742 9 2nd Year First
semester
ITA PIERO RUOL
IN0517 002PD IN02101742 9 2nd Year First
semester
ITA PIERO RUOL