Courses & Units

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Hydrodynamics JEE509




This unit introduces students to maritime hydrodynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics to solve hydrodynamics problems.    On successful completion of the unit, students should be able to:

  • Develop and apply the mathematical formulation of the basic laws governing laminar, turbulent fluid flow and heat transfer.
  • Explain the various approaches and techniques utilised in CFD.
  • Develop appropriate mesh domains for CFD investigations into typical maritime vehicles, structures, and systems to obtain accurate and stable simulations.
  • Solve and refine steady state and transient flow problems relevant to maritime engineering involving turbulence, using commercial CFD packages.
  • Critically analyse the results using relevant theory and experimental data to obtain and explain the hydrodynamic and thermodynamic coefficients and characteristics of marine vehicles, structures, and systems.


Unit name Computational Fluid Dynamics and Hydrodynamics
Unit code JEE509
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Zhi Quan Leong

Teaching staff

Dr Zhi Quan Leong

Level Postgraduate
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 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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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Bachelor of Engineering degree


Teaching Pattern

6 x 4-hour seminars including tutorials and Practicals/labs


Assignments 100% (40% + 60%)

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