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Coastal Engineering Projects
( Jeremy Bricker  )


Fri 3-4Session M112

Credits  Lecture:1  Exercise:1  Experiment:0 / code:61054
Update : 2012/4/13
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Spring Semester

Outline of lecture
This course outlines standard methods for the hydraulic design of structures such as levees, breakwaters, stormwater detention basins and flood channels, spillways, bridges, scour protection, wastewater/desalination outfall diffusers, and wave energy converters. Students will work in small groups to propose solutions to specified design problems. For each project, they will write a technical memo outlining their solution to the problem, and will present their design to the class via a PowerPoint presentation.
Purpose of lecture
Advanced topics in civil engineering are given by a visiting professor in English
Plan of lecture
Course Title: Hydraulic and Coastal Engineering Design

Term: 2012, 1st semester

Credits: 1-1-0

Professor: Jeremy D. Bricker Office: Midorigaoka, Building 1, Rm 506 (phone x3767)
Email: bricker.j.aa@m.titech.ac.jp

Hydraulic and Coastal Engineers have four main responsibilities:
1. Protection of human lives and property from disasters.
2. Design of facilities that promote industry, commerce, transportation, and recreation.
3. Preservation and restoration of the environment.
4. Educating policymakers and the public about the need for infrastructure.

This course outlines standard methods for the hydraulic design of structures such as levees, breakwaters, stormwater detention basins and flood channels, spillways, bridges, scour protection, wastewater/desalination outfall diffusers, and wave energy converters. Students will work in small groups to propose solutions to specified design problems. For each project, they will write a technical memo outlining their solution to the problem, and will present their design to the class via a PowerPoint presentation.

Lecture topics:

1. Basins and gates.
-Hydraulic design of dams, spillways, and stormwater retention basins.
-Use of the HEC-HMS hydrological model for structure sizing.
-Weir and orifice equations.
2. River channels.
-Hydraulic design of flood control channels, river levees, culverts, and bridges.
-Use of the HEC-RAS hydraulic model.
-Prediction of scour at bridge piers and abutments.
-Design of riprap (armor) for scour protection.
-Manning’s equation, energy and momentum equations.
-Riverine sediment transport, Shields parameter.
3. Coastal areas.
-Hydraulic design of breakwaters and coastal levees.
-Determination of design event (storm surge, tsunami, wave).
-Wave mechanics.
-Use of the SWAN wave model.
-Beach restoration, coastal sediment transport, and equilibrium beach profiles.
-Design of riprap (armor) for scour protection.
-Overtopping of levees and seawalls.
-Wave power and siting of wave energy conversion devices.
-Dilution theory and design of wastewater/desalination outfall diffusers.
Textbook and reference
Texts:
-Coastal Engineering Manual, US Army Corps of Engineers
http://chl.erdc.usace.army.mil/chl.aspx?p=s&a=ARTICLES;101
-HEC22, Urban Drainage Design Manual, Federal Highway Administration
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/library_arc.cfm?pub_number=22&id=140
-HEC-11, Design of Riprap Revetment, Metric Version, Federal Highway Administration
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/library_arc.cfm?pub_number=11&id=26
-HEC-18, Evaluating Scour at Bridges, Federal Highway Administratoin
http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/engineering/hydraulics/library_arc.cfm?pub_number=17&id=37

Software:
-HEC-SSP, US Army Corps of Engineers
http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-ssp/downloads.html
-HEC-RAS, US Army Corps of Engineers
http://www.hec.usace.army.mil/software/hec-ras/hecras-download.html
-DELFT 3-D, Deltares. To be distributed in class.
-SWAN, Delft Institute of Technology
http://swanmodel.sourceforge.net/
Related and/or prerequisite courses
Undergraduate fluid mechanics or open channel flow.
Numerical methods or use of Excel, Matlab, Fortran, or other calculation software.
Evaluation
Basis for grading:
Homeworks and Design Projects 75%
Class participation 25%
Contact Information
bricker.j.aa@m.titech.ac.jp
Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday, 2pm to 4 pm
Midorigaoka Building 1, Room 506

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