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Semester 2 (Early-Start)
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The subject examines in-depth the observation, analysis and prediction of wind-generated waves in the open ocean, in shelf seas, and in coastal regions. It also provides an introduction to wave and hydrodynamics modelling as a support for engineering applications. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview of problems by combining cutting-edge research in Maritime and Coastal Engineering and industry applications. The subject will provide students with a solid grounding in wave physics that is essential to evaluate the environmental impact on design and operation of marine structures.
- Linear wave theory;
- Second-order wave theory
- Wave Spectrum;
- Wave Measurements;
- Near-shore processes;
- Wave statistics;
- Hydrodynamics and wave modelling;
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamental topics of marine hydrodynamics;
- Respond to environmental issues in maritime engineering;
- Plan field/laboratory campaigns and analyse field/laboratory data;
- Model marine hydrodynamics for maritime engineering operations;
- Demonstrate highly developed analytical and problem solving skills.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems;
- Specialised knowledge in the field of maritime engineering and application of this knowledge in industry;
- Cognitive skills to conduct experiments, analyse data and formulate engineering solutions to complex problems;
- To make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts;
- To initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts;
- Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts;
- Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas.
Last updated: 29 April 2020