WLC 315: Water level and tidal current

Lecture notes

Lecture notes in Vietnamese featuring the following main topics:

  • Origin and classification of tides
  • Harmonic analysis and tidal prediction
  • Long waves: tsunamis and seiches
  • Storm surges
  • Tide-generated currents in a long basin
  • An overview on numerical modelling of tides

Lecture note by Lecturer Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao


In this capstone project the students have to simulate the changes in water level and flow velocity of a tidal inlet water. A simple shallow water model, S-Flow) is used. To use this model the students should have some familiarity with editing a formatted text data file. Through the project, students have a chance to develop their skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, and groupwork. Astute students can try writing their own lines of code (in the Lua programming language) to extend the functionalities of their models.