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Teaching

Current Courses

  • CEE 162F Coastal processes
     
    Introduction to the relevant processes that shape the coastline, including the hydrodynamical forcing and the resultant coastal morphology. Discussion of the natural response of coastal systems to forcing by the environment (e.g. waves, tides, storms) and how this forcing affects the sediment budget along the coast. Engineering solutions for mitigation of erosion and the associated advantages and disadvantages of such solutions.

  • CEE 262C Hydrodynamics and sediment transport modeling
     
    Introduction to numerical methods for modeling surface water flows and sediment transport in rivers, lakes, estuaries and the coastal ocean. The first half of the course will focus on development of hydrodynamics models in one, two, and three dimensions, including numerical methods for the shallow water equations and momentum and scalar transport, and turbulence modeling. The second half of the course will incorporate sediment transport models into the hydrodynamics models covered in the first half of the quarter, along with discussion of bottom boundary layers in steady and wave-driven flows, bedform dynamics, suspended and bedload transport, and cohesive sediment dynamics.

  • CEE 363C Ocean and Estuarine Modeling
     
    Advanced topics in modeling for ocean and estuarine environments, including methods for shallow water, primitive, and nonhydrostatic equations on Cartesian, curvilinear, and unstructured finite-volume grid systems. Topics include accuracy and stability analyses, free-surface methods, nonhydrostatic solvers, turbulence modeling, vertical coordinate systems, and advanced Eulerian and Lagrangian advection techniques.

Past Courses

  • CEE 160 Mechanics of fluids laboratory
     
    Laboratory experiments to demonstrate fundamental concepts of fluid mechanics principles taught in CEE101b Mechanics of fluids. Labs include: Hydraulic Jump, Pelton Wheel, Venturi Meter, Water Rockets.

  • CEE 162/262C Modeling and Simulation for Civil and Environmental Engineers
     
    Introduction to mathematical and computational methods for modeling and simulation and the use of the Simulink toolbox in Matlab to cover topics including transport, air and water quality, reservoir, and global climate modeling. Course is application driven; students work ing roups on three projects with an extensive final project.

  • CEE 262A Hydrodynamics
     
    The flow of incompressible viscous fluid; emphasis is on developing an understanding of fluid dynamics that can be applied to environmental flows. Topics: kinematics of fluid flow; equations of mass and momentum conservation (including density variations); some exact solutions to the Navier-Stokes equations; appropriate analysis of fluid flows including Stokes flows, potential flows, and laminar boundary layers; and an introduction to the effects of rotation and stratification through scaling analysis of fluid flows.

  • CEE 262C Modeling environmental flows
     
    Introduction to turbulence models and to basic concepts of numerical simulation and computermodeling of turbulent flows in the environment. Application of models to estuary and lake/reservoir simulations. Use of computer models for estuarine and lake/reservoir dynamics and water quality. The effects of stratification.

  • CEE 264 Sediment transport modeling
     
    Mechanics of sediment transport in rivers, estuaries and coastal oceans, with an emphasis on development of models and application of three-dimensional software tools. Topics include bottom boundary layers in steady and wave-driven flows, bedform dynamics, suspended and bedload transport, cohesive sediments.

  • CEE 363B Geophysical fluid dynamics
     
    Focus is on fluid dynamics of the ocean at scales where the in fluence of the earth's rotation is important. Topics include geostrophic and quasi-geostrophic flows, planetary waves, potential vorticity, the Rossby adjustment prob- lem, effects of stratification, and flows on the sea plane. Hydrodynamic stability of rotating and stratified flows.

  • CEE 363C Ocean and estuarine modeling
     
    Advanced topics in-cluding methods for the shallow water, primitive, and nonhydrostatic equations on Cartesian, curvilinear, and unstructured finite-volume grid systems. Free-surface methods, nonhydrostatic solvers, and advanced Eulerian and Lagrangian advection techniques. Focus is on studies of existing techniques and code packages and their methodologies includ- ing POM, ROMS, TRIM, ELCOM, and STUNTANS. Problem sets and final project.

  • CME212 Introduction to large-scale computing in engineering
     
    The application of programming methodologies for the solution of fundamental engineering problems using algorithms with pervasive application across disciplines. Performance tuning techniques and com- puter architectures. Algorithms used include multilevel/multiscale de- compositions, graph partitioning, sparse matrix linear algebra, and optimization.

Courses at the University of the Western Cape (2002-2003)

  • Introduction to numerical methods for finance students

  • Introduction to operating systems

  • Operating systems internals
 

Last updated: 11/27/18