Courses & Units

Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics JEE480



The design and analysis of engineering fluid systems and marine vehicles require the prediction of the fluid behaviour and the interaction between the fluid and the system. This requires a good knowledge of thermo-fluid dynamic principles and the behaviour under varying boundary and operational conditions. This unit introduces students to numerical methods used to solve applied maritime hydrodynamics, fluid dynamics and thermo-fluid dynamics problems. It includes the use of commercial CFD packages and the analysis of results and flow visualisation to investigate the flow and behaviour of the fluid system or marine vehicle. It builds on the knowledge gained in Fluid Dynamics and relevant mathematical concepts.


Unit name Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics
Unit code JEE480
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Zhi Leong

Teaching staff

Dr Zhi Leong

Mr Arno Dubois

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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 Apply the mathematical formulation of the basic laws governing laminar and turbulent fluid flow, including heat transfer.

ILO 2 Evaluate the hydrodynamic coefficients and characteristics of marine vehicles, structures, and systems.

ILO 3 Develop appropriate mesh domains for CFD investigations into typical maritime vehicles, structures, and systems to obtain accurate and stable simulations.

ILO 4 Explain the various flow characteristics and mathematical turbulence models.

ILO 5 Document the evaluation in the form of a technical report to professional written standards.



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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Teaching Pattern

4 hours Lectures/Tutorials weekly.


Assignments 100% (40% + 60%)

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