Coastal engineering made easy is a pretentious title for an evolving e-book that is meant to provide an introductory reference to students who are interested in the design of coastal structures for beach preservation and restoration.

My presentation at the Ephastat Meeting, held in Bologna on March 31st 2017, titled "Extreme values estimation under change: the never-ending dilemma (or sophism?) between stationarity and non-stationarity" is available for download at the link below. The file size is about 50mb.


Mountain rivers training - E-book for students (in Italian)

Traversa sul Torrent Contrin (Val di Fassa)
This e-book is meant to provide a reference to students who are interested in learning how to design river engineering works for training mountain rivers. The e-book has been conceived for the students of the School of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Bologna. It is an evolving and dynamic e-book which will be continuously updated basing on recent research findings and web publications. Hyperlinks are widely used with the purpose of providing an open and freeluy accessible information. The documents are written in Italian. An English translation will be provided in the near future. Each lecture is accompanied by links to Youtube videos from my face-to-face lectures to students.

At the current level of development the e-book is still not complete. In particular, the presentation has been structured by assuming that students already know the fundamental concepts of sediment transport in mountain rivers. The e-book aims to profit from the interaction with the readers and in particular with students. I would appreciate very much receiving your comments and suggestions. In particular, please let me know if you see any mistake or missing information.

Table of contents (lectures are in Italian, English translation will follow)
Collection of suggested media

Thanks for your attention and help.
Alberto Montanari