Course Syllabus 2014/2015
 
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Module : MF303
Title :
Dynamics of geofluids
Number of hours :
Lecture : 24.00 h
Individual work : 24.00 h
ECTS credits :
3.12
Evaluation :
Teacher(s) :
BONNETON Natalie - Responsible
Shared by choice module(s) :
Level :
third year module
Abstract :
Coastal environments are fragile in particular in the context of global climate change. The coastal zone is affected by intense hydrodynamic processes related to waves: swell, tide, tsunami. Submersion and coastal erosion are driven by these hydrodynamic processes. The main objective of this course is to analyse and modelling these coastal environment physical processes.
Plan :
  1. Physical and theoretical background (10h)
    1 – Introduction
    Characteristic scales and phenomenology: gravity waves, boundary layer …
    2 – Geophysical dynamic equations
    2 - 1 Boussinesq approximation equations
    2 - 2 Free surface flow equations
    2 – 3 Linear and non-linear wave theory

    3– Vortex dynamic in a shallow water layer
  2. Applications in Coastal Engineering (10h)
    Engineers’ talks :
    • “Wave modelling for coastal engineering”, Michel Benoit, St Venant laboratory, EDF (4h)
    • “Harbour development project” , Christophe Coulet, Artelia (2h)
      1 – Field experiments
      1 - 1 Hydrodynamic measurements in the coastal zone
      1 - 2 Examples of field experiments and results :
      Tidal bore, rip currents
      2 – Modelling
      2 - 1 Modelling strategy in relation with scales
      2 - 2 Example of Modelling results :
      Tsunami, rip currents