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Wave Hydrodynamics

Course Description

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.

Course Objective

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

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