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Basic Fluid Mechanics: Conservation of mass and momentum, Euler Equation, Bernoullis equation, potential flow, stream function.

Waves: Classification of water waves - Two dimensional wave equation and wave characteristics - wave theories - Small amplitude waves - Finite amplitude waves - Stokian, Solitary and Cnoidal wave theories - Water particle kinematics - wave energy, power - wave deformation - Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction Breaking of waves - Wave Forecasting Methods - Spectral description of Ocean Waves - Design wave.

Currents: Classification - Behaviour - Design Criteria, Scour and other effects of currents.

Forces : Wave forces - Morison equation - wave loads on vertical, inclined and horizontal cylinders. Diffraction theory - wave slamming and slapping - wave impact pressures and forces on Coastal Structures - Breakwaters - Seawalls - Model Experiments.

S.No

Topics

No.of Hours

1

Basic fluid Mechanics

3

2

Waves: Classification of water waves - Two dimensional wave equation and wave characteristics - wave theories - Small amplitude waves

12

3

Finite amplitude waves - Stokian, Solitary and Cnoidal wave theories

2

4

Water particle kinematics - wave energy, power

6

5

wave deformation - Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction Breaking of waves

3

6

Spectral description of Ocean Waves - Design wave.

4

7

Currents: Classification - Behavior - Design Criteria

2

8

Forces: Wave forces - Morison equation - wave loads on vertical, inclined and horizontal cylinders.

10

9

Diffraction theory - wave slamming and slapping - Model Experiments

4

Total

46

  1. Basic fluid Mechanics.

  1. Sarpkaya, T. and Isaacson, M., Mechanics of Wave Forces on Offshore Structures, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., NewYork, 1981.

  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.

  4. Shore Protection Manual Volume I and II, Coastal Engineering Research Centre, Dept. of the Army, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington DC, 1984.

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



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