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Learning Units (Hours)
James Newton, PE
With the advent of numerical models, reliable field instrumentation techniques and improved understanding of the physical relationships which influence coastal processes that lead to more sophisticated approaches in shore protection design, the US Army Corps of Engineers issued the Coastal Engineering Manual (CEM) in 2002 (EM-1110-2-1100). The over 2650 page manual was divided into six parts, each part covering multiple chapters.
The parts are defined as
PDH Online has developed a series of courses which cover all Parts II through VI of the manual and offer 108 professional development hours to complete the entire manual. This course will look at Part II – Coastal Hydrodynamics. This course will cover water wave mechanics, meteorology and wave climate, estimation of near-shore waves, surf zone hydrodynamics, water levels and long waves, the hydrodynamics of tidal inlets, harbor hydrodynamics, and basic hydrodynamic analysis and design conditions.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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