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Computational Fluid Dynamics and Hydrodynamics JEE509


This unit introduces students to maritime hydrodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics to solve hydrodynamics problems. On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  • Develop and apply the mathematical formulation of the basic laws governing laminar, turbulent fluid flow and heat transfer.
  • Explain the various approaches and techniques utilised in CFD.
  • Develop appropriate mesh domains for CFD investigations into typical maritime vehicles, structures, and systems to obtain accurate and stable simulations.
  • Solve and refine steady state and transient flow problems relevant to maritime engineering involving turbulence, using commercial CFD packages.
  • Critically analyse the results using relevant theory and experimental data to obtain and explain the hydrodynamic and thermodynamic coefficients and characteristics of marine vehicles, structures, and systems.


Unit name Computational Fluid Dynamics and Hydrodynamics
Unit code JEE509
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Zhi Quan Leong

Teaching staff

Dr Zhi Quan Leong

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Bachelor of Engineering degree


Teaching Pattern

Lectures, tutorials, and practicals/labs.


Assignments 100% (40% + 60%)

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