ISBN 9788120344297,Coastal Hydrodynamics

Coastal Hydrodynamics


Mani J. S.



PHI learning Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788120344297

ISBN-10 8120344294


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)

Engineering: general

In the recent past, mushrooming coastal industries and human settlements have led to fast depletion of coastal features, overexploitation of both living and non-living ocean resources and abuse of ocean and coastal waters, resulting in nature's aggression in the form of tsunami and storms. It is therefore necessary to understand nature to maintain harmony. This book deals with the characteristics of various natural processes that govern the coastal equilibrium. The book gives an overview of world population and ocean resources, natural threats and man-made hazards, and their impact on coastal environment. It discusses the fundamentals of wind, waves, tides and fluid flow and describes wave theories such as linear wave theory, Stokes higher order theories, cnoidal and solitary wave theories. The text also explains the methods of estimating wave forces experienced by coastal and offshore structures. Besides, it deals with the procedures involved in the analysis of wave data and wave prediction, and sediment transport in the coastal region. The book is intended for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Ocean Engineering and Marine Engineering. It will also be useful for coastal engineers and managers in understanding the impact of natural processes on coastal environment. KEY FEATURES : Exercises given at the end of each chapter would benefit the reader to get exposed to a variety of practical problems related to coastal engineering. Worked out examples can be used for understanding available methods to solve problems related to coastal engineering.

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