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Coastal and Marine Engineering with Application

21 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Define site specific wind, current and wave climate
  • Design shoreline protection structures against waves and sediment transport
  • Characterise structural behaviour of marine pipes, piles, piers, jetties, breakwaters, sea walls, and offshore platforms (spar, semi-sub, ship, etc.)
  • Estimate forces on structures from wind, wave, current, and ice
  • Introduce and apply and simple computational aids including open-source coastal engineering software

Coastal engineering deals with the physical processes ongoing at the coastline and understanding how such processes interact with infrastructure and the natural environment. This specialized field blends the sciences of meteorology and oceanography with principles of civil, environmental, geological, and geotechnical engineering.

With increased flooding hazards due to sea level rise and aging infrastructure, there is a growing need for the reassessment of existing shore protection works. This short course will explain core principles of coastal engineering and present practical methods of analysis required for its sound application. It will assist professionals involved in the design, management, or approval of coastal and marine works.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Wave Mechanics
  • Coastal Sediment Transport Processes
  • Design of Shore Protection Works
  • Wave Loading on Marine Structures
  • VIV (Vortex-Induced Vibration
  • Resonance and Fatigue
  • Introduction to Open Source Software
  • Physical Modelling of Coastal and Marine Structures

Who Should Attend:
Civil and Municipal Engineers • Engineering Consultants • Hydrotechnical Engineers • Civil and Marine Contractors • Public Works Personnel • Regulators

Course Rating
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Almost all of EPIC's courses offer :

  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

This course can be customized and delivered to a group at your facility saving time and money.
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