The University of Sheffield
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
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CIV4750/6750 Undergraduate & Postgraduate Module

Coastal Engineering


Credits: 15

Semester : Spring

Pre-requisities : None


Year offered: 2017-18


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Dr Songdong Shao

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Module 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, wave simulation. In addition, the course will cover relevant aspects of coastal design, protection and maritime renewable energy. 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.

Aims:

In this module, we aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge to understand fundamental coastal hydrodynamic theories and modelling skills, and familiarize themselves with common issues in the coastal engineering field.

Learning Outcomes:

[1] Having successfully completed the module, you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of wave theory, wave interaction with coastal structures, and maritime renewable energy resources.

[2] Having successfully completed the module, you will be able to do simple wave and tide modelling, analyse field data, evaluate a practical coastal issue and carry out coastal protection design.

[3] Having successfully completed the module, you should have developed your skills associated with problem analysis and problem solving, numeracy and modelling capability, as well as the analysis of common coastal disasters.

Assessment:

The assessment is based on one final exam of 100%. In the exam, the students will be tested on their understanding of fundamental coastal hydrodynamic theories,  calculation skills and practical coastal disaster evaluations and protective designs.  

Please note, these assessments may be subject to change.

Component

Percentage

Duration

Submission
Deadline

Feedback
Deadline

Written Exam Invigilated (LO1,LO2,LO3) 100 2
Spring Exam Period
Spring Results Day

Assessment Preparation:

Through the exam, the students are expected to understand wave theory, shallow water wave and surf zone process so they are equipped with basic knowledge in coastal engineering. Also, by practicing tutorial questions for the exam, they will gain an understanding of calculation skills for practical issues and develop the capability to evaluate a particular coastal problem independently. Finally, by preparing for several design situations, they will get useful training as coastal engineers to design coastal structure to protect the shoreline and get to know how to efficiently use maritime energy as a sustainable resource. 

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Feedback:

There will be a mock exam session to get the students prepared for the topics they need to understand and then formal feedback sessions will be given to refresh their skills and explore the area they do not know well. Also, several example classes will be arranged to solve sample questions, analyse laboratory data and field cases and carry out small group design works to provide students with basic training in coastal engineering. 

Teaching Methods :

The module will be taught using a series of lectures, tutorials, lab studies and practical demonstrations. The lectures will provide basic theories on coastal engineering. The tutorials will provide the students with opportunity to put ideas into practice using tutorials sheets to gain familiarity with the topic. In lab and practical classes, experimental work, digital movies and discussions and analysis selected for a wide range of coastal issues are  carried out to stimulate learning interest and train the students to improve skills to solve practical problems.

Please note, these are the approximate hours spent on each teaching activity.

Category

Activity

Hours

Lectures 20
Tutorials Tutorial Classes 8
Problem Solving / Example Classes Practical Classes 5
Laboratory Sessions Skills Sessions 3
Independent Study(including Prep for Assessment) Private Study including non invigilated assessment 112
Invigilated Examination Written Examination 2

Outline of Syllabus:

[1] Introduction to Coastal Hydrodynamics and Coastal Engineering

[2] Nonlinear Wave Theories and Shallow Water Waves

[3] Surf Zone Coastal Hydrodynamics - Wave Breaking, Overtopping and Sediment Movement

[4] Wave Forces and Different Types of Coastal Structures

[5] Advanced Wave Modelling Techniques

[6] Basic Design Principles

[7] Maritime Renewable Energy 

Health & Safety:

Investigate practical engineering problems related to safety work environment

Establish concept and awareness of risks and design principles related to the coastal environment, including the review and understanding of risk assessment for earthquake-induced tsunami waves in coastal region

Recommended Reading:

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[1] Highly Recommended

[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[2] Highly Recommended
[1] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[2] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[3] Recommended

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[4] Class Book
Highly Recommended
[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[5] Highly Recommended
[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[6] Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[7] Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[8]
Highly Recommended
[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[9] Recommended
Highly Recommended
[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004

Highly Recommended
[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004


[10] Highly Recommended
Highly Recommended
[1] Library catalog

[2] Dean, R.G. and Dalrymple, R.A. (1991), Water Wave Mechanics for Engineers and Scientists, Volume 2 of Advanced Series in Ocean Engineering. World Scientific Publishing Co.

[3] Dominic Reeve, Andrew Chadwick, Christopher Fleming, Coastal Engineering: Processes, Theory and Design Practice, Taylor & Francis, 2004