U. Moisello, Idrologia Tecnica, La Goliardica Pavese, Pavia, 1999.
G. Ippolito, Appunti di costruzioni idrauliche, Liguori, Napoli, 1993.
L. Da Deppo, C. Datei, P. Salandin, Sistemazione dei corsi d'acqua, Cortina, Padova, 2002.
Knowledge and understanding of: main hydrologic processes; basic hydraulics in rivers and streams and fluid-structure interactions; water demands; water problems in urban environments; pressure and free-flow water networks; basic functioning of hydraulic machinery.
Applying knowledge and understanding to: Watershed hydrologic analysis in a GIS environment; hydraulic verification of in-river structures; preliminary design of a water distribution system; preliminary design of a urban sewage and drainage system.
Hydraulics or fluid mechanics. Theory of structures.
Classroom lectures and exercises.
Lectures slides and other teaching material are available of the University Moodle platform
Type of Assessment
Knowledge and understanding: oral exam on a course topic.
Applying knowledge and understanding: team-work on a professional design exercise, to be presented at the oral exam.
Knowledge and understanding: oral exam on several course topics.
Applying knowledge and understanding: simple design exercise within the oral exam.
FUNDAMENTALS OF HYDROLOGY. Atmospheric water and precipitation; water in soils, infiltration and runoff; evaporation and evapotranspiration; aquifers. Hydrometeorologic and hydrometric measurement systems; hydrography and hypsometry; hydrologic and geographic data management. Probability of extremes, flow peaks e rainfall depth-duration curves; design hydrograph; hydrologic balance; flow duration curves.
ADVANCED HYDRAULIC PROBLEMS. River bed shear; Shields stability theory; regime theory. River bed survey; x-sections and profiles. River flow profiles computation with HEC.RAS: geometry definition; flow inputs and boundary conditions; bridges and weirs.
HYDRAULICS COMPUTATIONS FOR STRUCTURES. Flow-Transverse structures: design and stability computations; under-filtration and liquefaction; hydraulic jumps; localized scours. In-line structures: design and stability computations of side erosion protections; stability and filtration problems in levees.
WATER SUPPLY AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS. Water uses and demands. Water abstraction from springs and aquifers; wells technology and functioning; river free-flow abstraction; dams and large reservoirs. General design criteria for aqueducts; pressure pipes regulations and materials; valves; pumping systems; urban water reservoirs and tanks; water distribution networks.
URBAN DRAINAGE AND SEWAGE SYSTEMS. Functional elements and typologies; technical regulations; typical network planimetry and altimetry; drainage and sewage pipes; design of urban drainage network, design of urban sewage network; special elements; pumping stations.