15 Credits SPRING

Cannot be taken with: CIV4750

Aims/Description: This module will provide a broad introduction to coastal hydrodynamics, including but not limited to, linear wave theory, shallow water waves, wave breaking/overtopping, wave forces on coastal structures and wave simulation. In addition, the course will cover relevant aspects of coastal design and protection. The module introduces state-of-the-art concepts and modelling and design techniques. The course comprises a combination of lectures, tutorials, lab works and design studies.

Staff Contact: Dr Songdong Shao
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Civil and Structural Engineering):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK