72879 - Urban Hydraulic Systems M

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Academic Year 2017/2018

Learning outcomes

With the achievement of the credits, the student is able to develop the advanced design of hydraulic systems in urban areas, with particular regard to the environmental aspects, including the manufacturing aspects and construction site for hydraulic works.

Course contents

Requirements/Prior knowledge

Robust knowledge of Hydraulics and Hydrology, and in particular of under-pressure pipe flow and open-channel flow, meteo-hydrological measures and the statistical analysis of extreme events is required to attend with profit this course. Fluent spoken and written Italian is a necessary pre-requisite: all lectures and tutorials, and all study material will be in Italian.


Course Contents

Criteria for the urban hydraulic system design.

Components for water distribution systems.

Water distribution system modeling.

Water quality investigation and modeling.

Water losses monitoring and control.

Efficiency in the water distribution systems management.

Overview of drainage systems.

Planning of urban separate and combined drainage systems.

Hydrologic cycle in urban areas.

Estimating storm runoff and domestic sewage design discharges.

Traditional and advanced design of urban drainage systems.

Water quality issues in urban areas.

Detention ponds and first flush tanks.

Operation and maintenance of urban drainage systems.


ACQUEDOTTI L. Da Deppo, C. Datei, V. Fiorotto. Editore: Cortina (Padova), 2003, ISBN: 887784230X
ACQUEDOTTI V. Milano. Editore: Hoepli, 1996, ISBN-10: 8820322927
SISTEMI DI FOGNATURA. MANUALE DI PROGETTAZIONE S. Artina, G. Calenda, F. Calomino, G. La Loggia, C. Modica, A. Paoletti, S. Papiri, G. Rasulo, P. Veltri (a cura di). CSDU - HOEPLI, Milano, 199, ISBN 13: 9788820324421

Teaching methods

Frontal lectures and seminars with experts.

Assessment methods

Student achievement is assessed through an oral exam where the student is asked to reply to 4-6 questions focusing on the topics covered during the lectures (students should attend all lectures or obtain the notes from their colleagues when absent). It will assess the level of acquired knowledge and the ability in reasoning on the covered themes.

Teaching tools

In addition to the reference books, the presentations and lecture notes on the topics covered during the course, published in AMS Campus - AlmaDL University of Bologna, will be available.

Office hours

See the website of Sandro Artina