CIVE 446

Introduction to Ocean Engineering

Units: 1.5

Hours: 3-1-0

Also: MECH 446

Application of mechanical engineering principles to the mathematical modeling, analysis, simulation and design of floating offshore infrastructure. Ocean wave kinematics: Airy wave theory, wave spectra, sea-state descriptions. Rigid body dynamics: Euler angle transformations, Newton-Euler equations of motion.

Hydrostatics: buoyancy, metacentric height, waterplane moments. Hydrodynamics: added mass, drag, Cummins equation for radiation damping, wave excitation. Use of potential flow solvers for the calculation of hydrodynamic coefficients.



Undergraduate course in Civil Engineering offered by the Faculty of Engineering.

Summer Fall Spring

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