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 College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

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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JEE235 and JEE221


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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