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
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
1. Basic Wave Mechanics for Coastal and Ocean Engineers, Robert M. Sorensen, Wiley Interscience, 1993
2. Shore Protection Manual, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vol. I, II, 1984
3. Mechanics of Wave Forces on Offshore Structures, Turgut Sarpkaya & Michael Isaacson, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981
4. Random Data: Analysis and measurement procedures, Julius S. Bendat & Allan G. Piersol, Wiley Interscience, 1986
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.
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.
Tony Dalrymple's Java Applets for Coastal Engineering
The Coastal Engineering Page (U. Delaware)
Electronic Classroom on Ocean Wave Theory (OTRC)
Homework and Exam Solutions
cnoidal wave files: cnoid.m cdintek.m cdintee.m
(need to download all three files and run the main program cnoid.m)