MS 701

Course Name: 

Wave Hydrodynamics and Wind Waves



Credits (L-T-P): 



  • Potential flow, Laplace's equation, boundary value problem.
  • Small amplitude waves, linearized boundary conditions.
  • Periodic, progressive and standing waves.
  • Wave kinematics, basic dispersion relation, shallow and deep water waves.
  • Phase and group velocity, energy propagation.
  • Wave transformations - Shoaling, refraction, diffraction, reflection etc.
  • Wave and structure interaction - Wave forces due to linear theory, Morison equation methods.
  • Wind waves - statistical and spectral analysis.
  • Short term and Long term distributions.
  • Finite amplitude wave theories.
  • Basic Meteorology.


Ippen A. T - "Estuary and Coastline wave hydrodynamics"
Bendat & Piersol - "Random data analysis and measurement techniques
Dean, R. G & Dalrymple, R. A - "Water wave mechanics for Engineers and scientists"
Class Lectures (min attendance requirements to be satisfied)
Winter school notes held at NITK (available at Dept. and central library)


Applied Mechanics and Hydraulics

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Dr. B.M.Dodamani., Professor and Head
Department of Water Resources & Ocean Engg
(Formerly Applied Mechanics & Hydraulics), NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
Hot line: +91-0824-2474050
Email: hodwroe[AT]nitk[DOT]edu[DOT]in

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