Date: 18-20, 25 and 26 Dec 2022
Understanding the coastal hydrodynamics and behavior is the first step toward the sustainable development of the coastal area. Data availability and quality are one of the most important factors that guarantee the success of integrated coastal zone management, maintain sustainable development, and ensure the preservation of the environment. Data availability requires qualified persons for data collection, analysis, and processing. Then the coastal modelers who simulate the coastal hydrodynamics based on the collected data toward understanding the recent and future behavior of the coastal zone.
The objective of the program:
Develop the capacity of trainees from the Shoreline Protection Authority (SPA) to understand the main characteristics of the hydrodynamic parameters affecting the coastal area and how to simulate with Delft 3D FM model.
The contents of the training program:
- Introduction to the hydrodynamic forces affecting the coastal area as follows:
- Sea waves dynamic.
- Ocean circulation and nearshore currents.
- Tide and sea level changes.
- Wave mechanics and wave classifications.
- Wave transformations in shallow water and wave breaking.
- Nearshore and coastal currents.
- Tide and tidal stream.
- Wave train and spectral wave analysis.
- Extreme value analysis for waves.
- Using wave and water level characteristics in design coastal structures – an example; design berm breakwater.
- Introduction to Delft3D FM model.
- Set-up and work with Delft3D Flexible Mesh model.