2.20 Marine Hydrodynamics

Class Info

The fundamentals of fluid mechanics are developed in the context of naval architecture and ocean science and engineering. Transport theorem and conservation principles. Navier-Stokes' equation. Dimensional analysis. Ideal and potential flows. Vorticity and Kelvin's theorem. Hydrodynamic forces in potential flow, D'Alembert's paradox, added-mass, slender-body theory. Viscous-fluid flow, laminar and turbulent boundary layers. Model testing, scaling laws. Application of potential theory to surface waves, energy transport, wave/body forces. Linearized theory of lifting surfaces. Experimental project in the towing tank or propeller tunnel.

This class has 1.060B, 2.006, 2.06, and 2.016 as prerequisites.

2.20 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by D. K. P. Yue.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 1-246.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

You can find more information at the 2.20 Marine Hydrodynamics site or on the 2.20 Stellar site.

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