Faculty Advisor

Carrera, Fabio

Faculty Advisor

Ciaraldi, Michael J.

Faculty Advisor

Looft, Fred J.

Abstract

The canal walls in the city of Venice have been severely damaged from factors that seemingly are not natural. Many of these walls serve as the foundations of buildings that border the canals, and thus it is imperative that they are maintained. A current hypothesis is that the energy discharged from boats accelerating too quickly in a short distance or from boats maneuvering is being directed at the walls and is causing them to crack. They have not been able to qualify this statement however, and thus have been unable to conclusively say what it is that is causing the rapid decay of the walls. This project will act as a tool to be able to map the turbulent discharges of motor boats in the canals. This will enable a detailed analysis of the root causes for these highly destructive practices and this will enable others to propose local as well as systematic remedies.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004

Major

Computer Science

Major

Electrical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Computer Science

Advisor Department

ECE

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