|Title||ΣΧΕΔΙΑΣΜΟΣ ΚΑΙ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΗ ΛΙΜΕΝΙΚΩΝ ΕΡΓΩΝ / Design and Construction of Ports|
|Cycle / Level||1st / Undergraduate|
Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)
Registered students: 57
|Division of Structural Engineering||Elective Courses||8||4||4|
|Division of Hydraulics and Environmental Engineering||Compulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)||8||4||4|
|Division of Geotechnical Engineering||Elective Courses||8||4||4|
|Division of Transport and Project Management||Elective Courses||8||4||4|
|Academic Year||2019 – 2020|
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Type of the Course
- Scientific Area
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
- Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
- Greek (Instruction, Examination)
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.
After the successful completion of the course the students will: (1) Familiarize themselves with the determination of the land and water area of ports based on guidelines and analytical models. (2) Understand the design principles of external (e.g. breakwaters) and internal (e.g. quay walls) port components based on guidelines. (3) Implement dimensioning of external (e.g. breakwaters) and internal (e.g. quay walls) port components based on guidelines and analytical equations. (4) Understand the construction methods of the port components based on best practices.
- 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
- 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 e-learning and email.
|Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities||✓||✓|
Written examination: 60% of the final grade, Solution of problems / Homework: 35% of the final grade and Attendance 5% 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)