James M. Thomson
Linear theory of water waves, wave transformations due to boundary conditions, sediment motion, and elementary tidal theory; shoreline protection methods; and applications illustrated by laboratory experiments and selected case histories. Prerequisite: CEE 347.
We will use the publicly available Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) from the US Army Corps of Engineers as our text (pdf download), supplemented by readings from the literature.
We will cover:
1) Wave basics 2) Shallow water wave hydrodynamics 3) Surfzone hydrodynamics 4) Tides and Tsunamis 5) Harbor/Inlet dynamics 6) Wave-driven sediment transport 7) Coastal morphology 8) Marine renewable energy (wave and tidal power conversion) 9) Shore protection and stabilization 10) Design of coastal structures
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures and homeworks
Class assignments and grading
Weekly problem set. Midterm and final exams.