Coastal Engineering

IIT Madras Course , Prof. V. Sundar

Lecture 1: Mod-01 Lec-01 Wave deformation - I

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Coastal Engineering by Prof. V. Sundar, Department of Ocean Engineering, IIT Madras. For more details on NPTEL visit

Course Description :

Refreshing of Wave Mechanics (small and finite amplitude wave theories) - Waves in shallow waters - shoaling, refraction, diffraction and breaking- Interaction currents and waves - Sediment characteristics - Initiation of sediment motion under waves - Wave run-up and overtopping - Radiation stress-wave set-up and wave set- down - Mechanics of Coastal Sediment transport - Limits for littoral drift

Breakwaters- Classification, Design and application in coastal protection and harbor planning - Distribution of long shore currents and Sediment transport rates in Surf zone - Stability of tidal inlets - Wave forces on coastal structures - Coastal Features - Beach Features - Beach cycles - Beach Stability - Beach profiles - Coastal erosion, Planning and methods of coast protection works - Design of shore defense structures - Case studies on coastal erosion and protectio - Generation, propagation and effect of tsunami

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