Courses & Units

Computational Fluid Dynamics and Hydrodynamics JEE509




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 fluid dynamic principles and the behaviour under varying boundary and operational conditions. This unit introduces students to numerical methods used to solve applied fluid dynamics and maritime hydrodynamics. 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 subjects related to ship hydrodynamics, such as fluid dynamics, seakeeping and manoeuvring and resistance and propulsion, and relevant mathematical concepts.


Unit name Computational Fluid Dynamics and Hydrodynamics
Unit code JEE509
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Zhi Quan (Zhi) Leong
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Postgraduate


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 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the mathematical formulation of the basic laws governing laminar and turbulent fluid flow, including heat transfer and turbulence models.
  • Develop an appropriate domain discretisation for CFD simulations on typical marine vehicles, structures, and systems to obtain stable simulations and estimate the accuracy.
  • Determine and evaluate the hydrodynamic forces and flow characteristics of marine vehicles, structures, and systems. Interpret the observed flow characteristics and the obtained hydrodynamic forces to judge the performance of maritime systems and discuss the limitations in the simulation process and advantages and disadvantages compared to model test experiments and other simulation techniques.
  • Document the evaluation in the form of a technical report to professional written standards.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031799 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,826.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentModelling (theoretical) (40%)|Modelling (theoretical) (60%)
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