2.016 Hydrodynamics


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Principles of conservation of mass, momentum and energy in fluid mechanics. Basic geophysical fluid mechanics, including the effects of salinity, temperature, and density; heat balance in the ocean; large scale flows. Hydrostatics. Linear free surface waves, wave forces on floating and submerged structures. Added mass, lift and drag forces. Introduction to ocean acoustics; sound propagation and refraction. Sonar equation. Laboratory sessions in wave propagation, lift and drag forces on submerged bodies, and sound propagation. Meets with 2.06 first half of term.

This class has 2.001 as a prerequisite.

2.016 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by A. H. Techet and P. D. Sclavounos.

Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 3-442.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Hydrodynamics (13.012) site or on the 2.016 Stellar site.

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