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This course was originally offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.49. In 2005, ocean engineering subjects became part of Course 2 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and this course was renumbered 2.154.


Two days / week
1.5 hours / session


Grade is made up of two quizzes (30% each), regular homework (20%), and the term project (20%). Quizzes are open book; there will be no final exam. Weekly homework is to be completed individually. Groups for the term project may be formed, but each student is expected to provide an individually prepared report.

In a nutshell:

Quizzes (two) 30% each
Homework 20%
Term Project 20%

Suggested References

Amazon logo Hoerner, S. Fluid Dynamic Drag. Bakersfield, CA: Hoerner Fluid Dynamics, 1993. ISBN: 9789993623939.

Amazon logo ———. Fluid Dynamic Lift. 2nd ed. Bakersfield, CA: Hoerner Fluid Dynamics, 1992. ISBN: 9789998831636.

Amazon logo Blevins, R. Applied Fluid Dynamics Handbook. New York, NY: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1984. ISBN: 9780442212964.

Amazon logo Comstock, J., ed. Principles of Naval Architecture. Jersey City, NJ: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1967. ASIN: B000GVDR30.

Amazon logo Fossen, T. Guidance and Control of Ocean Vehicles. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, 1994. ISBN: 9780471941132.

Amazon logo Morgan, M. Dynamic Positioning of Offshore Vessels. Tulsa, OK: PennWell Corp., 1978. ISBN: 9780878140442.

Amazon logo Ogata, K. Modern Control Engineering. 4th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2001. ISBN: 9780130609076.