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Coastal Engineering

The main fields of expertise of the coastal engineering research group are:

  • The design, construction and monitoring of coastal structures (mainly breakwaters and sea dikes)
  • The experimental and numerical modeling of wave propagation and interaction with coastal structures
  • The development and usage of instruments for field measurements
  • Renewable (wave, tide, offshore wind) energy conversion

The specialized staff members are involved in national and international projects on coastal defense and ocean energy conversion.

Check out the links below to learn more about our activities:

ResearchSimulation of the porous flow in a breakwater

  • Wave-structure interaction
  • Wave energy conversion systems
  • Development of numerical tools


  • Courses
  • Master theses

Infrastructure and ServicesLarge wave flume

  • Experimental facilities
  • Software
  • Services to industry


  • Journal publications
  • Conference publications
  • PhD theses


News and events

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prof. Peter Troch wins prize awarded by the public at SET5Y

Hydraulics and Coastal Engineering Seminar Series
ir. Rebeca Gonzalez and dr. ir. Tomas Van Oyen