Course - Coastal Engineering - TBA4270
TBA4270 - Coastal Engineering
Examination arrangement: Home exam
|Evaluation||Weighting||Duration||Grade deviation||Examination aids|
|Home exam||100/100||2 hours|
Ocean waves along the coast, wave statistics, wave refraction, wave diffraction, wave shoaling, wind and wave generation, tides and tidal currents, sand migration, coastal erosion and erosion control, erosion around structures due to waves and currents.
Students should have knowledge about:
- The processes that affect ocean waves from deep water towards the coast
- How we obtain the statistical data for ocean waves from measurements and / or data based on weather observations and wave calculations
- Water level and water level changes along the coasts
- Descriptive statistics and extreme value estimation in relation to coastal engineering in general and waves in particular
- The relationship between waves, currents and sediment transport / erosion
- Practical calculations of erosion
- Coastal Dynamics
- Numerical methods for the calculation of large-scale wave propagation
- Numerical wave models for near-field wave modeling and wave load estimation
- Understanding of when to use which numerical wave model
- Estimation of design wave heights and wave loads for coastal and marine structures
Students will be able to:
- Calculate the effect varying bottom topography, breakwater openings and similar has on waves
- Calculate sea state parameters (wave height, wave period, water levels), both in the short term and long-term perspective
- Describe measurement systems for measuring waves
- Calculating the tidal currents and sand transport in a harbor entrance
- Assess the bedforms and their impact on sand transport under different wave and current conditions
- Propose and evaluate measures to protect beaches from erosion due to waves and currents
- Use the open-source spectral wave model SWAN
- Use the open-source wave model REEF3D::SFLOW for shallow water wave conditions and sediment transport
- Use the open-source wave model REEF3D::FNPF for deep water wave conditions
The student has:
- A good basis to plan and carry out work in the coastal zone, with emphasis on the waves against the coast and sand transport and erosion
- The foundation for being able to read and understand journal articles and other academic literature in this field; i.e. a basis for life-long learning in the field
- Ability to judge when to involve more specialized experts
Learning methods and activities
Lectures, laboratory demonstrations and compulsory exercises.
The subject is taught in English. Exam language is English.
- Exercises and laboratory demonstrations
Further on evaluation
Exam registration requires that course registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. In case of a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
TBA4265 Arctic and Marine Civil Engineering or similar.
Basic courses in Fluid Mechanics and in Statistics.
Parts from: Leo H. Holthuijsen, 2007, Waves in Oceanic and Coastal Waters, Cambridge University Press. Lecture notes and selected papers.
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: SPRING 2022
Language of instruction: English
- Port Engineering
- Marine Civil Engineering
- Building and construction technology
- Numerical Mathematics
- Coastal Engineering
- Marine Hydrodynamics
- Marine Topics
- Technological subjects
Examination arrangement: Home exam
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Home exam (1)
Room Building Number of candidates
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