Coastal and Harbour Engineering

Course Information
TitleΑΚΤΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΛΙΜΕΝΙΚΑ ΕΡΓΑ / Coastal and Harbour Engineering
CodeΤΥ1500
FacultyEngineering
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20000254

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 162
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Core program for all studentsCompulsory Course745

Class Information
Academic Year2015 – 2016
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600010703
SectionInstructors
1. ΤΥ1500Theofanis Karampas, Yannis Krestenitis, Evangelia Loukogeorgaki
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Mathematics, Basic knowledge of Fluid Mechanics
Learning Outcomes
Understating the basic principles of coastal engineering (e.g. the linear wave theory, wave propagation in coastal areas) based on analytical mathematical formulations and diagrams. Understanding the design principles of coastal structures based on: (i) analytical models for wave forecasting and (ii) equations for evaluating hydrodynamic loads on piles and vertical walls and stability of rubble mound slopes. Preliminary design and preliminary dimensioning of rubble mound and vertical breakwaters based on equations. Understanding the basic principles of coastal sediment transport and of coastal morphological response resulting from the construction of coastal structures based on equations and simple mathematical models. Solution of basic components of coastal engineering problems based on the understanding of the wave propagation processes in coastal areas and of the interaction between waves/currents and structures.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
First order theory for monochromatic gravity waves. Wave propagation in coastal areas (shoaling, refraction, diffraction, breaking, runup). Generation and evolution of wind generated sea waves. Statistical analysis of random waves and energy spectra. Models for wave forecasting. Coastal circulation, currents (tidal, wind-generated, wave-generated, density currents) and mathematical models for coastal circulation. Types of coastal and harbour structures. Functional requirements and construction methods. Hydrodynamic loads on piles and on large bodies. Hydrodynamic loads, stability and dimensioning of pipelines, vertical walls and rubble mound slopes. Coastal sediment transport and annual balance of littoral transport. Coastal morphological response resulting from the construction of coastal structures. Coastal protection structures.
Keywords
Water wave mechanics, Waves in coastal areas, Wave forecasting, Coastal circulation, Hydrodynamic loads on coastal strcutures, Coastal engineering, Coastal sediment transport
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
Powerpoint presentations, Communication with students through blackboard and email.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Written examination: (a) Theory 20-30% of the final grade (with notes), (β) Exercises 80-70% of the final grade (with notes). Optional term project (homework): Max grade 1 point. The extra point of the homework is added to the final grade, in cases where the grade of the written exams is larger than 5 points.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Βιβλίο [11264]: Εισαγωγή στην παράκτια τεχνική και τα λιμενικά έργα, Κουτίτας Χριστόφορος Γ.
Additional bibliography for study
Ελληνική: 1. Μέμος Κ.Δ.(2005).“Εισαγωγή στα Λιμενικά Έργα, Εκδόσεις Συμμετρία, Αθήνα. Ξενόγλωσση: 1. Dean RG & Dalrymple RA (1984). “Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists”, Prentice-Hall Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, USA; [also: 2nd Edition (1991) in Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 2, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press.] 2. Dingemanns MW (1997). “Water Wave Propagation over Uneven Bottoms. Part 1: Linear Wave Propagation”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 13, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 3. Dingemanns MW (1997). “Water Wave Propagation over Uneven Bottoms. Part 2: Linear Wave Propagation”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 13, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 4. Fredsoe J & Deigaard R (1992). “Mechanics of Coastal Sediment Transport”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 3, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 5. Goda Y (1985). “Random Seas and design of Maritime Structures”, University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo, Japan; [also: 2nd Edition (2000) in Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 15, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press.] 6. Hudspeth RT (2006). “Waves and wave forces on coastal and ocean structures”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 21, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 7. Massel SR (1996). “Ocean surface waves: their physics and prediction”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 11, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 8. Mei CC (1989). “The applied dynamics of ocean surface waves”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 1, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 9. Mei CC, Stiassnie M, Yue D KP (2005). “Theory and applications of ocean surface waves”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 23, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 10. Nielsen P (1992). “Coastal Bottom Boundary Layers and Sediment Transport”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 4, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 11. Svendsen IA (2006). “Introduction to nearshore hydrodynamics”, Advanced Series on Ocean Engineering, Vol. 24, Ed. P LF Liu, World Scientific Press. 12. US Army Corps of Engineers (2002). “Coastal Engineering Manual: Parts I-IV”.
Last Update
26-10-2015