Academic Year 2019/2020 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff: Enrico FOTI
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: ICAR/01 - Hydraulics
Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
Taught classes: 42 hours
Exercise: 45 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The goal is to teach the fundamentals necessary to solve a wide class of civil engineering problems where hydrostatic or moving fluids are involved.

In particular, the course will treat the design and verification of reservoirs, pipelines, natural and artificial channels (pipe-flow and open-channel-flow).

This will enable students to approach problems related to water resource management, the mitigation of hydraulic and hydrogeological risk and the production of electricity from renewable sources.

Course Structure

The course is organized as follows:

-traditional lectures, carried out using a participative approach in order to obatin the maximum involvement of the students;

- practical exercises. Such excercis are supervised in order to be sure that all the students will learn during the classtime how to apply the most important concepts and methods to be used in the field of hydraulics;

- periodic tests, aimed to verify the level of undertanding of the topic of the course and the problem solving capacity of the students;

-guided tours of the laboratory of hydraulics of DICAR, to teach students about the experimental methods used for the physical modelling of hydraulic problems;

-field visits at building sites of hydraulic works and/or at the premises of public or privaty bodies involved in the management of water systems (Water Management Companies, Water Authorities, Irrigation Consortia, etc.).

Detailed Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Properties of the fluids
  • Static equilibrium of fluids
  • Fluid kinematics
  • Fundamental equation of hydraulics
  • The Bernoulli equation
  • Navier-Stokes equations
  • Pipe flow
  • Open-channel flow,

Textbook Information

  1. M. Mossa, A.F. Petrillo: “Idraulica”, CEA Milano, 2013.

  2. D. Citrini, D. Noseda: “Idraulica”, CEA-Milano, 1987 .

  3. G. Alfonsi, E. Orsi: “Problemi di Idraulica e Meccanica dei Fluidi”, CEA Milano, 1984.