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.
|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|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- 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
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3 hours Lecture weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly
|Assessment||Class Tests (10%)|Final Exam (40%)|Literature review (20%)|Potential flow analysis of a lifting surface (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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