2.29 Numerical Marine Hydrodynamics (13.024)

Spring 2003

An ASCI three-dimensional modeling of the Rayleigh-Taylor instability.
The Rayleigh-Taylor instability illustrated using numerical methods and ASCI three-dimensional hydrodynamic modeling. (Image courtesy of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.)

Course Highlights

The course features a complete set of lecture notes and downloadable assignments.

» Watch a video introduction featuring the course instructor.
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Course Description

This course is an introduction to numerical methods: interpolation, differentiation, integration, and systems of linear equations. It covers the solution of differential equations by numerical integration, as well as partial differential equations of inviscid hydrodynamics: finite difference methods, boundary integral equation panel methods. Also addressed are introductory numerical lifting surface computations, fast Fourier transforms, the numerical representation of deterministic and random sea waves, as well as integral boundary layer equations and numerical solutions.

This course was originally offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.024. In 2005, ocean engineering subjects became part of Course 2 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and this course was renumbered 2.29.

Technical Requirements

MATLAB® software is required to run the .m files found on this course site. The .FIN and .OUT are simply data offest tables. They can be viewed with any text reader. RealOne™ Player software is required to run the .rm files found on this course site.

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Prof. Jerome Milgram

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session