This unit covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics in the context of naval architecture. The course lays a foundation for applied marine hydrodynamics problems such as resistance and seakeeping. The various topics covered are: Reynolds Transport Theorem, conservation of mass, momentum and energy, the development of the Navier-Stokes' equation, ideal and potential flows, vorticity, hydrodynamic forces in potential flow, D'Alembert's paradox, added-mass, viscous-fluid flow, laminar and turbulent boundary layer flows and application of potential theory to surface waves.
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
Dr Bryce Pearce
Dr Bryce Pearce
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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ILO 1 Describe the fundamental principles of the motion of ideal (inviscid) and real (viscous) fluid flows.
ILO 2 Apply analytical concepts to analyse a range of two-dimensional engineering fluid flows, with appropriate choice of simplifying assumptions and boundary conditions.
ILO 3 Investigate the physics/dynamics of a particular f.luid flow giving a critical evaluation of the effect of significant flow and geometric parameters applying both hydrodynamic theory and knowledge from other disciples relevant to the problem.
ILO 4 Appraise fluid flow modelling techniques as to the underlying theory and associated simplifying assumptions upon which they are based and the appropriateness/suitability/limitations to the analysis of particular flows.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,826.00||031799|
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3 hours Lecture weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly
Examination 50%, Assignments 40%, Class tests 10%
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White, F.M., Fluid Mechanics (SI units), 7th Ed, McGraw-Hill, 2011
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