Saturday, February 4, 2017

Water supply systems and Stormwater management infrastructures 2017

Work in progress !!! Starts 02/27

This year I decide to renovate the teaching of my class of "Hydraulic Constructions".  Usually, under this name, one thinks to dams, levees, or other infrastructures. In fact, what I will  teach is how to design a water supply system for a city or for a city district, and how to design the infrastructures for storm water management.

This the foreseen schedule of the course. L Means a laboratory class, where the students are asked to calculate, think or project something. Actually it will be that I will do stuff for them, introducing some tools and asking them to repeat and complete the task on their dataset. Tentatively, it will be a "learning by doing approach" which I used also the last years but to a minor extent. 

I have 60 hours in total over thirteen weeks. So the schedule could be the following one

Storm waters
  1. T - Introductory Class
  2. T - Statistical properties of ground precipitations. Mechanisms  of formation of precipitation. Ground based statistics. Extreme precipitations.  
  3. L - Explorative data analysis. Investigating data with Python (or R).  
  4. T - Extreme precipitations. Around the concept of return period. Extreme distributions. 
  5. L - Estimation of Extreme distributions with Python (or R)
  6. T - Element for the design of storm water management infrastructures.  
  7. L - Short introduction to QGIS for representing urban infrastructures. Go to the bottom of the page for installation instructions.
  8. T - Element for the design of storm water management infrastructures. - II 
    • L - Simple estimations (with Python). GIS (continue). SWMM installation
    • T - Pumping stormwaters.
    • L - Designing some part of a sewer network with SWMM and Python. 
    • T - Designing a sewer system with a small synthesis of  pipes hydraulics. 
    • L - Discussion and analysis of students projects 

    Clean water supply - Aqueducts
    1. T - Aqueducts in 2020
    2. L - Introduction to EPANET and related GIS
    3. T - Introduction to intakes  for water supply
    4. L - Some hydraulic infrastructure for aqueducts
    5. T - External aqueducts
    6. L - Water buildings.  EPANET
    7. T - Aqueducts' distribution networks - Theory and numerics
    8. L - Design and verification of distribution networks with EPANET - I 
    9. T - Houses' infrastructures
    10. L - Design and verification of distribution networks with EPANET - II


    During the class I will introduce sever tools for calculations. 
    • Python - Python is a modern programming languages. It will be used for data treatment, estimation of the idf curves of precipitation, some hydraulic calculation and data visualisation. I will use Python mostly as a scripting language to bind and using existing tools. 
    • SWMM - Is an acronym for Storm Water Management System. Essentially it is a model for the estimation of runoff adjusted to Urban environment. I do not endorse very much its hydrology. However, it is the most used tools by colleagues who cares about storm water management, and I adopt it. It is not a tool for designing storm water networks, and therefore, some more work should be done with Python to fill the gaps.
    • EPANET Is the tool developed by EPA to estimate water distribution networks. 
    • LaTeX: il sistema per la scrittura e la composizione di testi matematici ed ingegneristici. Il testo di Lorenzo Pantieri e Tommaso Gordini è un piccolo gioiello
    Installation Instructions (for Windows) by Daniele Della Torre:




    and this for the Java RE:

    Domande della prova intermedia 2017.

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