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Waves in shallow waters - Refraction, Diffraction and shoaling - Coastal Sediment transport - Limits for littoral drift - Suspended and Bed Load - long shore sediment transport rate - Distribution of long shore currents and Sediment transport rates in Surf zone.

Physical modeling in Coastal Engineering. On shore offshore sediment transport - Coastal Features - Beach Features - Beach cycles - Beach Stability - Beach profiles - artificial nourishment - planning of coast protection works - Design of shore defense structures - Case studies.-Generation, propagation and effect of tsunami.

S.No

Topics

No.of Hours

1

Refreshing of Wave Mechanics (small and finite amplitude wave theories)

4

2

Waves in shallow waters - shoaling, refraction, diffraction and breaking- Interaction currents and waves

4

3

Sediment characteristics

2

4

Initiation of sediment motion under waves

2

5

Wave run-up and overtopping

3

6

Radiation stress-wave set-up and wave set- down

2

7

Mechanics of Coastal Sediment transport - Limits for littoral drift

4

8

Breakwaters- Classification, Design and application in coastal protection and harbor planning

4

9

Distribution of long shore currents and Sediment transport rates in Surf zone

2

10

Stability of tidal inlets

2

11

Wave forces on coastal structures

4

12

Coastal Features - Beach Features - Beach cycles - Beach Stability - Beach profiles

1

13

Coastal erosion, Planning and methods  of coast protection works - Design of shore defense structures

6

14

Case studies on coastal erosion and protection

4

15

Generation, propagation and effect of tsunami

4

Total

48

  1. Basic fluid Mechanics.

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  2. Reeve,D., Chadwick, A. and Fleming, C. Coastal Engineering-Processes, theory and design practice, Spon Press, Taylor & Francis Group, London & Paris,2004.

  3. Silvester,R. and Hsu,J.R.C. Coastal Stabilisation, Advances on Ocean Engineering-Volume 14, World Scientific, 1997.

  4. Kamphius,J.W. Introduction to coastal Engineering and Management, Advances on Ocean Engineering-Volume 16, World Scientific,2002.

  5. Coastal Engineering Manual, U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC 20314-1000,, Vol. 1 to 3, July 2003.

  6. Wood,M., Coastal Hydraulics: Mcmillan, Civil Engineering Hydraulics, London, 1969.

  7. Sorenson, R.M., Basic Coastal Engineering, A Wiley-Interscience Publication, New York, 1978.


  1. Fredsoe,J. and Deigaard, R. Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport, World Scientifc, 1995.

  2. Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A., Water wave mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1994

  3. Ippen, A.T., Estuary and Coastline Hydrodynamics, McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc., NewYork, 1978.



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