OCE514: Engineering wave mechanics and nearshore processes

Stephan T. Grilli, instructor
Associate Professor
Department of Ocean Engineering
University of Rhode Island
Narragansett Bay Campus
Narragansett, RI 02882, USA

tel. : (401) 874-6636
fax. : (401) 874-6837
http ://www.oce.uri.edu/~grilli
email : grilli@mistral.oce.uri.edu

Synopsis :  

OCE514, offered in the fall, is both a first-year graduate course and a professional elective for senior undergraduate students, which addresses the fundamentals of engineering wave mechanics, and nearshore processes (including both hydrodynamics and mechanics of sediment transport), necessary in order to study both the natural and man-made changes in the coastal zone, and to design the structural and non-structural protections against these changes. The course material can also be used to study the desirable and adverse impacts of possible solutions to coastal protection problems.

Prerequisite :

MCE455 or equivalent (e.g., MCE354 plus OCE307)

Required textbooks :

Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991) Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists. Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering - Vol II. World Scientific, Singapore.

Fredsoe, J. and Deigaard, R. (1993) Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport. Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering - Vol III. World Scientific, Singapore.

Additional textbooks :

Mei, C.C. (1989) The Applied Dynamics of Ocean Surface Waves. Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering - Vol I. World Scientific, Singapore.

Lamb, H. (1945) Hydrodynamics. Dover Publication, New York.

Batchelor, G.K. (1967) An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Content :

In the following, T1 refers to the first required textbook and T2 to the second one. Main items covered in OCE514 are as follows :

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