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Prerequisites
8.02, 18.03
Course Outline
The following topics are planned for this term, although not all may be covered in practice.
Part I: Introduction to Marine Hydrodynamics
Part II: Free Surface Waves and Wave Forces on Offshore Structures and Vehicles

Linear Wave Theory: Boundary Value Problem; Simplifying Assumptions

Dispersion Relationship

Unsteady Bernoulli's Equation, Dynamic Pressure

Incident Wave Forces on Bodies

Added Mass, Damping, and Hydrostatic Restoring Coefficients (Strip Theory)

Equations of Motion for Seakeeping; Natural Frequency
Part III: Viscous Flows and Free Surface Flows

Viscous Lift and Drag

Drag and Resistance of Streamlines and Bluff Bodies

Vortex Induced Vibrations (VIV); Morrison's Equation (Offshore Platforms)

Ship Resistance Testing

Rudders and Propellers, Cavitation and Flow Noise

Navier Stokes Equations: Separated Flows and Boundary Layers
Part IV: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Major Ocean Circulations and Geostrophic Flows

Heat Balance in the Ocean

Influence of Wind Stress

Coriolis Force, Tidal Forces, Geostrophic Currents

Equations of Motion
Textbooks
There is no required textbook for the course, although students are expected to complete the assigned readings.
Two recommended books are:
Smits, A. J. A Physical Introduction to Fluid Mechanics. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1999. ISBN: 9780471253495.
White, F. Fluid Mechanics. 5th ed. New York, NY: McGrawHill, 2002. ISBN: 9780072831801.
Course Organization
Weekly problem sets will be assigned and are due the following week unless otherwise noted. Homework solutions are expected to be the result of individual effort. However, group discussions of the concepts covered on the homework and review of the course material is encouraged.
Laboratory projects and reports should also be done individually. While the data will be the result of a collective effort, the final processing and analysis should be done individually unless otherwise noted. Lab assignments will be due on the date specified on the lab handout. Prelab exercises should be done prior to coming to class and can be done collectively.
There will be two exams administered in class and a final exam scheduled during exam week. Partial credit will be given on all problems, except multiple choice and fill in the blank type questions.
Grading Policy
Grading criteria.
ACTIVITIES 
PERCENTAGES 
Homework 
15% 
Laboratory 
25% 
Two Inclass Exams 
30% 
Final Exam 
30% 
The three exams are closed book. However, one singlesides sheet of notes will be allowed for each inclass exam, and one doublesided sheet of notes will be allowed for the final exam.