Basic Fluid Mechanics : Conservation of mass and momentum, Euler Equation, Bernoullis equation, potential flow, stream function.
Waves : Classification of water waves – Two dimensional wave equation and wave characteristics – wave theories – Small amplitude waves – Finite amplitude waves – Stokian, Solitary and Cnoidal wave theories – Water particle kinematics – wave energy, power – wave deformation – Reflection, Refraction, Diffraction Breaking of waves – Wave Forecasting Methods – Spectral description of Ocean Waves – Design wave.

Currents : Classification – Behaviour – Design Criteria, Scour and other effects of currents.
Forces : Wave forces – Morison equation – wave loads on vertical, inclined and horizontal cylinders. Diffraction theory – wave slamming and slapping – wave impact pressures and forces on Coastal Structures – Breakwaters – Seawalls – Model Experiments.

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This course is part of NPTEL online courses, delivered by IIT Madras.

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