Technical University of Vienna

Coastal and Ocean Engineering

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Latest changes Friday 13 July 2012

Institute of Hydraulic and Water Resources Engineering






The Great Wave of Hokusai

Less dramatic: a Bessel function describing the oscillation in a harbour

Simulation and satellite measurements of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

 

Lectures

Waves in Water - an introduction that I give in the first lecture.

Lecture Notes - a PDF file of some 4.3MByte

Lecture on Tsunami - a PDF file of some 3MByte

Diary of notes and additions - reverse chronological order

Lecture notes

Lecture Notes

Tutorial sheets

Tutorial Sheet 1 and Solution Sheet 1,

Tutorial Sheet 2 and Solution Sheet 2, and

Tutorial Sheet 3, which is unfortunately a bit esoteric. I will prepare the answers soon, but we are first going to solve practical wave problems after next lecture.

Resources

A picture of Puerto Banus in Andalucia, Spain, with its heavily engineered solutions and wave refraction and diffraction patterns (it appears in a rather smaller version at the end of the lecture notes).

University of Delaware Coastal Engineering Data and Software Sources a source of programs and data.

US Army Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory an organisation which provides much information such as the Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) - A widely-used source and textbook for coastal engineering practice, now appearing in on-line form here. As far as this course is concerned, the section on CEM - Water Wave Mechanics might be useful.

Mission Bay background a coastal engineering investigation which will be described in lectures.

Southern California Swell Model: a computational wave model but note the accuracy disclaimer

Tsunami information site US Geological Survey

Seawalls in Japan - an interesting article that resonates with some of our later lectures, and reveals the different approaches and difficulties of decision-making.

Shock, horror, rogue and freak waves

European Space Agency Monster waves article

Staff

Lecturer: John Fenton

Room number: AD 04 04

Telephone: +43-158801-22245

fenton@kw.tuwien.ac.at

Software packages

Package of files for solving the steady wave problem

 

Dolphins having fun with nonlinear waves

An undular bore

Puerto Banus in Andalucia, Spain, with its heavily engineered solutions and wave refraction and diffraction patterns

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Last modified:  13 July 2012
Email: John Fenton

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