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Ocean Engineering (OCE)

Chairperson: Professor Miller

101 Introduction to Ocean Engineering (1)

Overview of ocean engineering topics pointing out the common areas with other engineering branches but emphasizing specific ocean applications. (Seminar) S/U only.

205 Ocean Engineering Design Tools (4)

An introduction to design and analysis tools for ocean engineering including computer-aided design (CAD) in two- and three-dimensions, circuit layout and analysis, hydrodynamic modeling, mathematical computation, visualization, and algorithm development. (Lec. 4) Pre: EGR 106 and concurrent enrollment in OCE 215 or permission of instructor.

206 Ocean Instrumentation (3)

Introductory course in ocean instrumentation covering theory, design, and implementation of basic circuits through electronic subsystems used in robotic ocean instruments and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). (Lec. 3) Pre: 205 and concurrent enrollment in 216 or permission of instructor.

215 Ocean Engineering Design I (1)

Introduction to the design of systems in ocean engineering featuring team-based, hands-on projects. Integrated approach includes socioeconomic, environmental, operational, and professional development aspects. (Lec. 1, Lab. 1) Pre: concurrent enrollment in 205.

216 Ocean Engineering Design II (1)

Continuation of 215 with increased project complexity and team independence. (Lec. 1, Lab. 1) Pre: 215 and concurrent enrollment in 206.

301 Fundamentals of Ocean Mechanics (4)

Mathematical methods for the analysis of ocean phenomena; Fourier analysis; partial differential equations for modeling water wave and underwater acoustics; vector calculus in wave mechanics; fundamental probability theory and applied statistics. (Lec. 3) Pre: MTH 244 and OCE 205 or permission of instructor.

310 Basic Ocean Measurement (3)

Basic ocean measurement and instrumentation exercises using boats and laboratories. Includes cruise design, navigation and mapping systems, sonar systems, water quality sensors, wave spectra, computer data acquisition, and signal processing. (Lec. 1, Lab. 2) Pre: 206 or permission of instructor.

311 Coastal Measurements and Applications (4)

Exercises in basic coastal measurement from vessels, in situ, and in the laboratory. Experiments in measuring currents, surface elevation, wave and wave forces, geotechnical properties and applications, and acoustic propagation. (Lec. 2, Lab. 4) Pre: 310 or permission of instructor.

360 Robotic Ocean Instrumentation Design (3)

Design of robotic ocean instrumentation systems featuring team-based, hands-on projects. Includes power, sensor, communication, propulsion, and control system design for remotely operated and autonomous ocean instruments and underwater vehicles. (Lec. 2, Lab. 3) Pre: 216 or permission of instructor.

408 Introduction to Engineering Wave Mechanics and Littoral Processes (4)

Sediment transport and beach dynamics. Coastal protection methods. Coastal engineering problem solving with Matlab. Linear wave theory and applications. (Lec. 4) Pre: MCE 354 and OCE 301, or permission of instructor of coastal area.

416 Ocean Engineering Professional Practice (2)

Introduction to professional practice in ocean engineering, including contemporary issues in the field, career planning and placement, lifelong learning strategies, professional licensure process, publication and presentation, and project management. (Lec. 2)

421 Marine Structure Design (3)

Review of wave mechanics; design breaker; probability and random variables; probabilistic wave elevation height models; short-term and long-term wave statistics; probability distribution models for extreme events; selection of design waves and water levels; wave run-up and overtopping; design of rubble mound structures; design of vertical breakwaters/seawalls; wave forces on vertical piles. (Lec. 3) Pre: 408 or permission of instructor.

422 (or CVE 422) Offshore Structure Design (3)

Introduction to offshore structures, structural modeling, structural dynamic analysis, structural design for storms, structural design against fatigue failure. (Lec. 3) Pre: 421. Not for graduate credit.

425 Coastal Experiments (4)

Basic coastal measurement techniques for coastal management. Experimental (field and laboratory) measurements of physical and geological parameters. Major student-designed, operated, and reported experiment addressing a practical problem. (Lec. 2, Lab. 4) Not for credit in ocean engineering. Pre: MTH 107 or 108 or equivalent.

471 Underwater Acoustics (4)

Vibrations, the acoustic wave equation, duct acoustics, and sound pressure levels and spectra. Underwater acoustics including transducers, arrays, surface and bottom scattering, and ray propagation. (Lec. 4) Pre: 301. Not for graduate credit.

472 Sonar Systems Design (3)

Fundamentals of design of sonar systems. Effects of sound propagation in deep and shallow oceans, noise, scattering on system performance. Array, transducer, and signal design. Passive and active sonar applications. (Lec. 3) Pre: 471.

483 Foundation Engineering

See Civil and Environmental Engineering 483.

491, 492 Special Problems I, II (1-6 each)

Advanced work under the supervision of a faculty member arranged to suit the individual requirements of the student. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson. Not for graduate credit.

495 Ocean Systems Design Project I (3)

Capstone design of an ocean system under the direction of a faculty advisor. Project must include engineering, economic, environmental, safety, and societal considerations. This is first of a two-course ocean engineering design sequence. Pre: senior standing and permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

496 Ocean Systems Design Project II (3)

Capstone design of an ocean system under the direction of a faculty advisor. Project must include engineering, economic, environmental, safety, and societal considerations. This is second of a two-course ocean engineering design sequence. Pre: permission of instructor. Not for graduate credit.

500 Ocean Engineering Design Studies (1-6)

Off-campus ocean engineering design studies. Must include significant hands-on (laboratory or field) experience, use of engineering design tools, and the design, development, test and evaluation of hardware/software systems. Pre: junior standing in Ocean Engineering and permission of department chair

506 Numerical Models and Data Analysis in Ocean Sciences

See Oceanography 506.

510 Engineering Ocean Mechanics (3)

Fundamental equations of estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics. Scaling of governing equations. Long period waves including seiches, tides, storm surges, and tsunamis. Wind- and estuarine-induced circulation. Pollutant and sediment transport. (Lec. 3) Pre: MCE 354 or equivalent.

514 Engineering Wave Mechanics and Nearshore Processes (3)

Linear water wave boundary value problem. Engineering wave properties. Nonlinear waves (long waves, Stokes waves, stream function waves). Nearshore hydrodynamics and wave breaking. Fully nonlinear transient waves. (Lec. 3) Pre: MCE 455 or equivalent.

515 Marine and Vehicle Hydrodynamics (3)

Hydrodynamics of fixed and floating ocean structures (vehicles). Viscous, inviscid, and ideal fluid flows; and linear water waves involving bodies in unbounded fluid, floating bodies (in still water and in waves); ship waves; lifting surfaces. (Lec. 3) Pre: MCE 354 or equivalent or OCE 510 or 514; 307, 514 or equivalent.

522 Dynamics of Waves and Structures (3)

Deterministic analysis for SADOF structures; MDOF dynamic analysis; distributed-parameter systems; linear and second-order Stokes wave theories; wave forces on cylinders; chaotic vibration of marine structures. (Lec. 3) Pre: MCE 464 or permission of instructor.

534 Corrosion and Corrosion Control

See Chemical Engineering 534.

550 (or ELE 550) Ocean Systems Engineering (3)

Introduction to the design of systems for use in the ocean environment with emphasis on interaction of various subsystem disciplines to achieve total system performance characteristics. Introduction to detection, localization, classification, and time measurement strategies including global positioning system, underwater acoustics positioning and control, wireless acoustic and electromagnetic communication, and remote time transfer. Examples will include mobile, fixed, autonomous, distributed, and networked sensors. Pre: MTH 451 or equivalent.

560 Introduction to Data Collection Systems (3)

Practical problems of data collection. Probes and sensors, interfaces, signal conditioning, and storage. Examples found among the current research areas within ocean engineering will be emphasized. (Lec. 3) Pre: graduate standing in engineering or permission of instructor. In alternate years. Next offered fall 2011.

561 Introduction to the Analysis of Oceanographic Data (3)

Design of oceanic experiments to determine spatial and temporal sampling rate, precision, accuracy, signal-to-noise ratio, etc. Description of typical ocean data collection and analysis systems. Development of relevant techniques. (Lec. 3) Pre: ISE 411, MTH 451, or equivalent.

565 Ocean Laboratory I (3)

Measurements, experiments, operation of apparatus in the ocean and in the laboratory. Statistical theory, planning multivariable experiments, checking of data, etc. (Lec. 1, Lab. 6) Pre: graduate standing in engineering or oceanography, or permission of instructor.

571 (or ELE 571) Underwater Acoustics I (3)

Introduction to sound generation, transmission, and reception, including vibration of mechanical systems, acoustic waves in fluids, acoustic transducers and arrays, acoustic propagation in the ocean, and sonar systems. (Lec. 3)

572 Underwater Acoustic Transducers (3)

Theory, design, and calibration of electroacoustical transducers, including dynamical analogies and equivalent circuits, piezoelectric and magnetostrictive materials, transmitting and receiving responses, reciprocity and acoustic measurements. (Lec. 3) Pre: 471 or equivalent.

575 Marine Bioacoustics (3)

Introduction to marine mammal hearing, sound production, and the uses of sound for communication and echolocation; dolphin sonars; analysis and processing of marine mammal signals including passive tracking; the effects of noise on marine mammals. (Lec. 3) Pre: 471 or permission of instructor.

581 Experimental Geomechanics

See Civil and Environmental Engineering 581.

582 (or CVE 582) Seabed Geotechnics (3)

Geotechnical engineering principles as applied to submarine slope stability, bearing capacity, anchoring; emphasis on effective stress principle, compressibility, and shear strength of marine sediments. (Lec. 3) Pre: CVE 381 or equivalent or OCE 311, or permission of instructor.

583 Advanced Foundation Engineering

See Civil and Environmental Engineering 583.

591, 592 Special Problems (1-6 each)

Advanced work under the supervision of a faculty member arranged to suit the individual requirements of the student. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.

599 Master’s Thesis Research (1-9)

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.

605, 606 Ocean Engineering Seminar (1 each)

Seminar discussions including presentation of papers based on research or literature survey. (Seminar) Required of all resident graduate students. May be repeated for a maximum of 2 nonprogram credits. S/U credit.

661 Analysis of Oceanographic Data Systems (3)

Design of systems for deep-ocean and estuarine data collection and processing. Space-time sampling, multivariate analysis, and convergence of moments as applied to ocean data estimation and system design. Current topics in ocean data systems. (Lec. 3) Pre: 560 or ELE 506 or equivalent.

672 (or ELE 672) Underwater Acoustics II (3)

Sound transmission in ocean, transducers, active signal design for range and Doppler resolution, ambient and platform noise, classical and wave vector-frequency methods of beamforming, adaptive beamforming, characteristics of targets, and active/passive sonar systems. (Lec. 3) Pre: 571.

673 Advanced Course in Underwater Acoustic Propagation (3)

Analysis of propagation from a concentrated acoustic source in the ocean by methods such as advanced normal mode theory, numerical integration, and Fast Fourier Transforms. Applications to ocean features such as surface ducts, shadow zones, deep-sound channel, etc. (Lec. 3) Pre: 571 or equivalent.

676 Acoustic Radiation from Underwater Vibrators (3)

Fundamentals of acoustic radiation from submerged structures. Radiation from planar, cylindrical, and spherical surfaces. In-vacuo and in-fluid vibration of elastic bodies. Acoustic coincidence and fluid-loading effects on radiation from elastic bodies. (Lec. 3) Pre: 571 or permission of instructor.

677 Statistical Sonar Signal Processing

See Electrical Engineering 677.

688 (or CVE 688) Marine Geomechanics (3)

Integrated study of marine geotechnics and marine geology. Topics include sedimentary processes, acoustic characteristics, slope stability, consolidation and stress history, engineering properties, and other subjects related to seabed utilization. (Lec. 3) Pre: CVE 381 or permission of instructor.

691, 692 Special Problems (1-6 each)

Advanced work under supervision of a faculty member arranged to suit the individual requirements of the student. (Independent Study) Pre: permission of chairperson.

699 Doctoral Dissertation Research

Number of credits is determined each semester in consultation with the major professor or program committee. (Independent Study) S/U credit.


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