The course presents the basic knowledge about water diversions with
and without flow regulation. The main types of dams are rewieved,
according to the Italian Regolamento Dighe. Weirs and floodgates are
presented. Some basic information is given about fluvial and coastal
structures concerning inland and marine navigation.
Knowledge and understanding:
By the end of the course, students should be able to choose flow
regulation opportunities with their adequate barrage types, according to
aims of the reservoir, hydrology of the watercourse and geomorphology
of the valley. Students should also be able to evaluate structures
necessary for harbour protection from sea waves.
Applying knowledge and understanding:
Students should be able to directly develop static and hydraulic feasibility
design of those types of dams and weirs (including maritime works)
amenable to elementary computational frameworks.
Mainly through numerical exercises and their technical reports, students
should increase their ability to efficiently convey their own technical
ideas and findings about the project. The logical and mathematical
pathway between data and results should clearly be stated through the
use and development of graphical, numerical and verbal communication tools .Different levels of readers should be learned how to be addressed, from
institutional customers to technical users.
Learning ability: The completion of the course should provide students not only with an increase of specific hydraulic infrastructure knowledge, but also with thegrasp of the interdisciplinary nature of most of its subjects, compelling the engineer to deal, within the same project activity, with different
disciplines. Fostering both interdisciplinary dialogue and interprofessional
interaction should be an outcome of the course.