CMOR 417: Coastal morphology

Lecture notes

Lecture notes in Vietnamese featuring the following main topics:

  • Classification of coasts
  • Coastal dynamic processes
  • Longshore sediment transport & coastal accretion/erosion
  • Cross-shore sediment transport & beach profile changes
  • Modelling shoreline changes
  • Design concepts of coastal structures

Major credit is to Assoc. Prof. Tran Thanh Tung


Various exercises are available to check the learners' understanding. The students are expected to interpret the results for their calculations.


In this capstone project the students have to simulate the evolution of a sandy coastline. Waves are responsible for the littoral sediment transport and shoreline change. A one-dimensional numerical model (an earlier version of ShorelineS) is used, where the data include the shoreline position, the cross-shore profile, the wave climate, and other parameters. Through the project, students have a chance to develop their skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and groupwork.