Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5627023
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Civil Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Flow around and forces on cylindrical structures in steady currents, regular and random waves. Phase-averaged and phase-resolved flow features around cylinders.Diffraction effect and forces on large bodies. Basic principles of scour around marine structures: piplelines, slender and large piles. Time scale of scour and backfilling. Scour protection, field measurements of scour. Scour at edge structures, breakwaters, seawalls. Introduction and physics of liquefaction, biot equations and their solutions. Wave induced residual and momentary liquefaction around marine structures. Floatation of buried pipelines, sinking of pipelines and marine objects.