2.20 Marine Hydrodynamics (13.021)

Spring 2005

Illustration of some of the tools of marine hydrodynamics.
Illustration of some of the tools and concepts of marine hydrodynamics covered in the course, relevant in this case to the design of ships and offshore platform. (Image by Prof. Dick K. P. Yue.)

Course Highlights

This course features a complete set of 22 lecture and 12 recitation notes. In addition, problem sets are available in the assignments section.

Course Description

In this course the fundamentals of fluid mechanics are developed in the context of naval architecture and ocean science and engineering. The various topics covered are: Transport theorem and conservation principles, Navier-Stokes' equation, dimensional analysis, ideal and potential flows, vorticity and Kelvin's theorem, hydrodynamic forces in potential flow, D'Alembert's paradox, added-mass, slender-body theory, viscous-fluid flow, laminar and turbulent boundary layers, model testing, scaling laws, application of potential theory to surface waves, energy transport, wave/body forces, linearized theory of lifting surfaces, and experimental project in the towing tank or propeller tunnel.

This subject was originally offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.021. In 2005, ocean engineering became part of Course 2 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and this subject was renumbered 2.20.

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .zip, .class, and .jar.

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Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week
1 hour / session

By arrangement



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