HYDRAULIC AND MATHEMATICAL MODELLING OF HISTORICAL AND MODERN SEAWALLS FOR THE DEFENCE OF VENICE LAGOON

Leopoldo Franco, Giuseppe R. Tamosicchio

Abstract


This paper gives an overview of the development of design and construction of coastal defence works in Venice. In fact shore protection is one of the tasks of the present large project for the safeguard of Venice lagoon. A brief description is given of the most interesting steps of the new design supported by extensive field measurements and interactive model testing. An introductory review of the old historical structures for the defence of the lidos (in part still existing) is also given to underline the important links with the past experience and the unusual constraints of the present designs.

Keywords


hydraulic modeling; mathematical modeling; seawall; Venice Lagoon; lagoon

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