MR8304 - Seabed Boundary Layer Flow


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 E

Course content

The course covers: Boundary layer flow under current and waves. Interaction between waves and current in the bottom boundary layer. The effect of waves and current on bedforms. Suspension of sand under waves and current. Sediment transport. Scour around structures.

Learning outcome

To have knowledge of the theoretical basis for and good physical understanding of the flow near the seabed and its effects on sediment transport and scour around marine structures which are covered by the topics described in the academic content. To have skills and general competence to be able to apply this knowledge and understanding within own research work. To master the concepts and terminology which are used in the description of the flow close to the seabed, the resulting sediment transport and scour around marine structures.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and mandatory exercises. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • 6 exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Engineering (PHIV)

Course materials

The literature consists of selected parts from the following books:Fredsøe, J. and Deigaard, R., "Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport", World Scientific, Singapore, 1992.Nielsen, P., "Coastal Bottom Boundary Layers and Sediment Transport", World Scientific, Singapore, 1992.Soulsby, R.L., "Dynamics of Marine Sands", Thomas Telford, London, UK, 1997.Sumer, B.M. and Fredsøe, J.,"The Mechanics of Scour in the Marine Environment", World Scientific, Singapore, 2002.In additions some selected journal articles.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
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