Course Code: 5620491
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYŞEN ERGİN
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objectives of this course are to enable the students to understand the Small Amplitude Wave Theory, refraction, shoaling, diffraction and reflection of waves, wave breaking phenomenon. In line with these topics wind waves, wave prediction and forces on massive Structures, breakwaters are also taught in order to make the students to capture the basic concepts of coastal engineering.

Course Content

Linear wave theory, wave transformations (shoaling, refraction, breaking, diffraction, reflection), wind-generated waves and their prediction, wave climate, design of rubble mound and vertical wall breakwaters.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course unit, the students are expected to understand the basic concepts of coastal engineering like wave breaking, diffraction, refraction, shoaling etc. The students are also expected to know some preliminary design concepts of rubble-mound breakwaters and vertical wall structures.