The course will deal with basic Coastal Engineering concepts such as water waves, their propagation and transformation, statistical representation of the sea state, tides and currents, sediment transport, coastal processes and beach dynamics, coastal structures, wave-structure interaction, environmental issues near coastal zones.
To help the reader to appreciate Coastal Engineering methods with a firm understanding of the underlying theoretical principles.
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- Ocean Surface Waves: Their Physics and Prediction (2nd Edition) by Massel Stanislaw Ryszard, Inst of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sopot, Poland. (ISBN 978-9810-2-1686-3 (hardcover), 978-9810-2-2109-6 (paperback)).
- Coastal Dynamics by Willem T. Bakker, Delft Hydraulics, Netherlands. (ISBN 978-9812-7-0373-6)
- Random Seas and Design of Maritime Structures (3rd Edition) by Yoshimi Goda. (ISBN 978-9814-2-8239-0 (hardcover), 978-9814-2-8240-6 (paperback))
- Lesson 1: Water Wave Theories
- Lesson 2: Wave Transformation
- Lesson 3: Wave Pressure and Forces
a) Waves in the Ocean and their Significance
- Lesson 4: Wave-Structure Interaction
- Lesson 5: Currents
- Lesson 6: Wave-Current Interaction
a) Interaction of Wind and Ocean Waves
- Lesson 7: Tides
- Lesson 8: Solitary Waves
- Lesson 9: Tidal Inlets
- Lesson 10: Basin Circulation
- Lesson 11: Rubble-Mound Breakwaters
- Lesson 12: Submerged Breakwaters
- Lesson 13: Groynes
- Lesson 14: Detached Breakwater
- Lesson 15: Sand Nourishment
- Lesson 16: Assessing Coastal Management Techniques
- Lesson 17: Revetment
- Lesson 18: Vertical Breakwaters
- Lesson 19: Wave-Foundation Interaction
- Lesson 20: Sediment Transport
- Lesson 21: Wave Spectral Analysis
- Lesson 22: Construction of Coastal Defenses
- Lesson 23: Storm Surge
- Lesson 24: Tsunami
a) Refer to text - Tsunami: To Survive from Tsunami (published by World Scientific, ISBN 9789814277471 (hardcover))
- Lesson 25: Wave Maker Theories
- Lesson 26: Physical Modeling
- Lesson 27: Numerical Modeling
- Lesson 28: EIA for Coastal Engineering Projects
- Plan out a Breakwater using the proper materials
- Breakwaters are often build using 1/6T rocks and cobbled with No. 3 (smaller size) (See State Stds. Sect. 72)
- Implement a 3D Computer Model visualization of a section of Coastline near you
- Demonstrate the effects of sea level rise with visualization tools (Modelling sea level rise)
- Activity 1.
Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.
- Reading 1.
- Study guide:
- Wikipedia article: w: __Article Name__
Additional helpful readings include:
- Elements of Ocean Engineering; Randall, Robert E., 1997, SNAME New York
- Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers & Scientists; R.G. Dean, 1991, World Scientific Singapore
- Descriptive Physical Oceanography; G.L. Pickard, 1990, Butterworth Heinemann Oxford
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