Design and Construction of Ports

Course Information
TitleΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΗ ΛΙΜΕΝΙΚΩΝ ΕΡΓΩΝ / Design and Construction of Ports
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID20000259

Programme of Study: PPS TPM - EISAKTEOI APO 2022 KAI EXĪS

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
"YDRAULIKĪS KAI TECΗNIKĪS PERIVALLONTOS"Compulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)844

Programme of Study: PPS TPM (EISACΗTHENTES EŌS KAI 2021)

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses844
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)844
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses844
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses844

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
1. ΤΥ2000Evangelia Loukogeorgaki
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
First order theory for monochromatic gravity waves. Wave propagation in coastal areas (shoaling, refraction, diffraction, breaking, run-up). Generation and evolution of wind generated sea waves. Statistical analysis of random waves and energy spectra. Models for wave forecasting. Basic knowledge on hydrodynamic loads and stability issues of vertical walls and rubble mound slopes.
Learning Outcomes
Determination of the land and water area of ports based on guidelines and analytical models, Design and dimensioning of external and internal port components based on guidelines and analytical equations, Construction methods of the port components based on best practices.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Categories and components of ports. Evolution of ports in time and modern specialization trends. Criteria for ports’ development. Design stages and relevant considerations. Ports’ hydraulics. Elements of port navigation. External (protection) port structures: Types and design principles, rubble mound structures (description, dimensioning, armor layer, materials and construction methods), vertical front structures (description, construction methods and loads calculation). Internal port structures: Types, dimensioning, construction methods and materials, gravity-type quay walls, quay walls of thin cross section (e.g. sheet pile quay walls), open quay walls on piles and pillars. Onshore facilities. Mechanical equipment. Dredging techniques. Optimization in the design and operation of quay walls (principles and application of simulation technique).
Ports, Breakwaters, Quay walls, Design, Dimensioning, Construction methods, Materials, Ship berthing
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentations, Case studies of real life facilities with videos and internet links, Communication with students through blackboard and email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Written examination: 60% of the final grade, Solution of problems / Homework: 30% of the final grade and Attendance 15% of the final grade. Extra premium (bonus, max 0.5 points) for overall opinion based on questions and answers during the lectures.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
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