**OCEN 300: OCEAN ENGINEERING WAVE MECHANICS**

Spring 2000, TR 9:35 – 10:50, CVLB Room 114

**Course Description:** Physical and mathematical fundamentals of ocean wave behavior;
mechanics of wave motion; use of statistics and probability to develop design wave
criteria

**Instructor:** Dr. Kuang-An Chang

Office: Room 235-C, WERC

Tel.: 845-4504

Email: kchang@tamu.edu

**Office Hours: **TR 10:50 – 12:20

**Prerequisite:** CVEN 311: Fluid Mechanics; Basic computer skill

**Textbook:** *Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists*, Robert G.
Dean & Robert A. Dalrymple, World Scientific, 1991

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Topics and Number of Lectures Topics and Meeting Date

**Homework:
** Homework problems will be assigned approximately every two weeks. The due
day will be given on each assignment. Late homework will be penalized (unless you have a
strong reason).

**Exams:** Two one-hour open-book prelims and one two-hour open-book final exam will be
given. The tentative schedule for the exams is given in the course outline.

**Grading Policy:**

Homework: 20%

Two Prelims: 50%

Final Exam: 30%

Attendance and class activity will also be counted in the final
grading, especially when your score is on the borderline.

**Useful Links:**

Tony
Dalrymple's Java Applets for Coastal Engineering

The Coastal
Engineering Page (U. Delaware)

Electronic Classroom
on Ocean Wave Theory (OTRC)

**Supplements:
** cnoidal wave files: cnoid.m
cdintek.m
cdintee.m

(need to download all three files and run the main program cnoid.m)