Courses & Units

Hydrodynamics JEE337


This unit covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and introduces the student to the application of analytical methods for the analysis of fluid flows, particularly in the context of naval architecture & ocean engineering. In addition to the theoretical understanding gained, the student will also develop his/her analysis and evaluation skills in the examination of practical flows. The unit lays a foundation for the more detailed analysis of applied marine hydrodynamics problems in areas such as propulsion, manoeuvring, resistance, seakeeping and offshore structures.


Unit name Hydrodynamics
Unit code JEE337
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Bryce Pearce
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the fundamental principles of ideal and real fluid motion to evaluate flow around bodies
  • Develop a range of research skills to appraise fluid flow physics in the maritime context
  • Apply of a range of advanced wave theories to assess the interaction with maritime platforms
  • Explain the effect of viscous flow physics on bodies in the maritime environment

Fee Information

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Teaching Pattern

3  hours Lecture weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly

AssessmentClass Tests (10%)|Literature review (20%)|Potential flow analysis of a lifting surface (30%)|Final Exam (40%)
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