Course Code: 5620595
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AHMET CEVDET YALÇINER
Offered Semester: Fall or Spring Semesters.

Course Objective

The objectives of this course is convey the basic information about the coatstal processes such as coastal currents, principles of coastal sediment transport, coastal erosion and control, soft and hard measures,

Course Content

Coastal sediment properties, waves and currents oscillator boundary layers, incipient motion, onshore and offshore sediment movement, littoral drift, beach processes. Coastal protection structures, groins, jetties, breakwaters and harbour entrances, seawalls and revetments, beach nourishment, maintenance of river mouths. Dredging. Estuarine sedimentation. (R)

Learning Outcomes

The basic information about coastal processes, how the hydrodynamics of waves occur in nearshore region, types and characteristics of sediment, the parameters effecting transport mechanism of in the nearshore region