Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Coastal and maritime engineering

This research line contributes to the Department key research area STRUCTURES AND INFRASTRUCTURES: Hydraulic Constructions and Hydraulic Engineering. This research group deals with coastal dynamicsmaritime dynamics and design of structures, including:

  • sea waves dynamics and convective ocean circulation, to study their effects on seabed and marine structures;
  • statistical analysis of extreme wave fields;
  • evaluation of wave action both on onshore works (i.e. jetties , breakwaters, berths) and offshore works, with application on safety and durability;
  • prediction of anthropic activity effects upon coastal dynamics, sediment transport;
  • water quality with regard to ports management, cliffs protection, and beaches touristic fruition;
  • exploitation of seawaves energy through fixed and flexible, offshore and inshore works.