CWR 5531: Numerical Modeling of Coastal Systems
Course Description for Numerical Modeling of Coastal Systems
Numerical Modeling of Coastal Systems
Prerequisite: CWR 3201 and MAP 2302
Description: This course covers fundamentals of numerical methods and development of programming techniques to solve problems in coastal, civil and environmental engineering. Thie course requires substantial computer use via numerical codes in languages such as Matlab and FORTRAN. Standard topics, including Taylor series, solving systems of equations with direct and indirect methods, interpolation, root finding, numerical differentiation, finite difference approximations, time stepping methods and numerical integration, are treated in a context-based approach involving applications drawn from coastal, civil and environmental engineering. This course will provide the requisite material for courses and research in numerical modeling, field observation, and engineering and design of coasts and ports.