CEE 5814 : STRUCTURE-SEDIMENT INTERACTION IN THE COASTAL ZONE
Course Description :

Scour processes at structure foundations in the coastal zone. Erosion and undermining at port walls, pipelines, piers, jetties, breakwaters, artificial reefs. Foundations and moorings for nearshore renewable energy devices. Sediment remobilization and liquefaction as a consequence of cyclic loadings and extreme events.

Specific Course Objectives :
  • Distinguish between various theories and concepts of sediment transport and scour in the vicinity of submerged objects and structures.
  • Describe different phases and processes of scour.
  • Predict scour depth and development for a variety of structures and objects, and flow conditions.
  • Predict sediment liquefaction at coastal structures.
  • Design scour protection schemes.
  • Evaluate the contribution of published scholarly journal articles to advancing the science of structure-sediment interaction.
Course Prerequisite :
Graduate Student Standing
Hours & Credits :
3H, 3C
Semester Offered :
Fall
Faculty :