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Hydrodynamic Wave Theory



Course format On-site
Datum 2021-01-04 - 2021-06-18

Course content

Basic concepts and mathematical methods in wave theory. Dispersion, phase and group velocity, wave energy, Fourier integrals, stationary phase, the WKB method, ray theory. Application on surface waves, wave resistance, oscillations in closed and open basins, internal waves, Kelvin waves. Nonlinear effects, Stokes waves, solitons, breaking waves.

Application procedure

Learning outcomes

To give an introduction to the basic concepts of hydrodynamic wave theory, the basis for computation of wave loads on ships and marine structures, for flood waves (tsunamis) and tides.


ISCED Categories

Fysische en chemische oceanografie