Courses & Units

Hydrodynamics JEE337


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.


Unit name Hydrodynamics
Unit code JEE337
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 Bryce Pearce

Teaching staff

Dr Bryce Pearce

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


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Teaching Pattern

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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