Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Costruzioni Idrauliche 2018

This is the material for the 2018 class in Hydraulic constructions at University of Trento. The material, is being revised during the class and is similar to the last year class. A first difference is that slides will be loaded into an Open Science Framework (OSF) repository. More information in the Introductory class below. The name is hydraulic construction. Actually it covers the hydraulic design of a storm water management system and the hydraulic design of an Aqueduct.  With hydraulic design, I mean that the class teach how to calculate the hydraulics of  infrastructure. It will not teach anything else and neither will cover how to really draw them to produce a final executive project. These knowledges are communicated in the class called "Progetto di Costruzioni Idrauliche".

Foreseen Schedule

T - Is a classrom lecture
L - Is a laboratory lecture

Storm water management systems




Instruction for the project of the storm water management system.


As a general, simple and descriptive reference, the first six chapters of Maurizio Leopardi's book can be useful :
The state of the water supply in Italy is summarised here (Corriere della Sera, 2018-05-16)


During the class I will introduce sever tools for calculations.

  • Open Science Framework (OSF): It is a tool for sharing a workflow, especially design for scientific purposes. It allows storage of files and documents and their selective publication on the web.
  • 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. 
  • GISWATER: http://growworkinghard.altervista.org/giswater-11-install-windows/
  • QGIS: http://growworkinghard.altervista.org/qgis-2-18-how-to-install-step-by-step-on-windows/
Notes collected by Students:

Some Examples of presentations on the projects of this class:

Questions for the midterm exam
Domande della prova intermedia 2017.
 Grades (voti) of the intermediate exam.

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