The course aims to provide students with specialized knowledge about the design and operation of ports. The port development study is a complex process requiring a multidisciplinary approximation approach that takes place within this course of the subject of the specialty of Civil Engineer who is responsible for the conception and design of the relevant works. Particular emphasis is given to the organization of the terrestrial space and to the modern methods design of port projects.
|Design of Port Development, Port Design Principles, Flow Forecasting, Port Productivity, Master Plan, Inland Connections, Maintenance and Equipment Design of Port Projects using Computational Programs, Visit to Port of Lavrion
|Phases of Port development, General cargo port station, Port container terminal: General guidelines, cargo handling, stacking yards, RoRo terminal, Port station of multiple use, Port Stations of Liquid - Bulk Cargo, Marinas - Fishing Shelters and Small Harbours.
|Design of Port Structures using modern methods
|Tranquility of harbour basins: calculation of disturbances due to wind waves, overtopping of structures, port down-time, seiches. Probabilistic design of port structures. Environmental impacts of port developments.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
|Lectures in class. Solving of simple examples and problems in the class. Discussion of case studies.
|Presentations. PowerPoint Slides. Calculations on PC via Excel and computational codes.
|Computer and software use
|Students solve complex simulations at home and at the Laboratory of Harbour Works using open or/and closed computational code (ΜΙΚΕ 21, ΧBEACH, SWAN etc.)
|Problems - Applications
|Assignments (projects, reports)
|Students complete projects during the semester with the continuous supervision of the teachers six-month work in groups of 3-4 people. For each topic they write a Technical Report, which is corrected by the teachers and returned.
|There are at least two technical visits to different port stations. There is a possibility of developing individual voluntary bibliographic work.
On the Web site of the course there are the notes of C. Memos "Port Systems". From the book store Symmetria the book "Introduction to Port Projects" (C. Memos) is distributed. Additional Bibliography: