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This e-book is meant as an introductory textbook for graduate scholars and as a reference booklet for engineers and scientists operating within the box of coastal engineering. As such it provides an outline of the theories for wave and nearshore hydrodynamics. it truly is intended to de-mystify the subjects and consequently starts off at a reasonably simple point. It calls for wisdom of fluid mechanics resembling a primary yr graduate point. on the finish of every subject, an test is made to provide an summary of the current degree of the medical improvement in that region with a variety of references for extra experiences.

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5 Energy dissipation i n viscous flow The internal viscous forces transform some of the mechanical energy of the flow into heat. The process is irreversible so that heat energy cannot be turned back into mechanical enegy. This is called energy dissipation. 6 The Euler equations, irrotational flow Away from boundary layers and turbulence, the viscous stresses rajwill be small. The Navier-Stokes equations then reduce to the inviscid form dV dt - 1 + (v . 22) P or the equivalent with p ~ This . is called the Euler equation(s).

11 12 Introduction t o nearshore hydrodynamics In any case, understanding the assumptions underlying each result and how they limit the validity of those results is one of the most powerful tools in the process of building and using models. 2 Kinematics of fluid flow Modern fluid mechanics is based on the concept that the fluid is a continuum. This allows all fluid properties to be described by mathematical functions that, except for isolated times and locations, are continuous and differentiable.

4). The forces on the particle are volume forces (which we here will limit to gravity with acceleration g ) , and surface forces, which are the stresses aij (or F) in the fluid. The momentum equation in terms of the stresses then is dv dt -- dv 1 ( v . V ) v= g t - v . , all values of i (the normal vector direction) are considered in Viai, (summation rule). Though this version of the momentum equation gives a very transparent description of the dynamics of fluid flow, it is of limited practical use until the stresses aij are related to the flow itself.

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