Applied Hydrodynamics

Module aims

This course aims to: Provide an enhanced understanding of fluid flows with a strong emphasis on fluid loading.Investigate both steady and unsteady flows appropriate to a wide range of hydrodynamic (water based) civil engineering applications. Examples are drawn from across the offshore, coastal, open-channel and marine renewable engineering sectors.Introduce the fundamentals of the loading processes and the development of simplified models appropriate to design calculations.Cultivate a high-level design capability involving the solution of practically important hydrodynamic problems.

Learning outcomes

On successfully completing this course unit, students will be able to: Gain a physical insight into a wide range of practically relevant fluid flows. Use approximate solutions and assess their applicability from a fundamental perspective. Understand the limitations inherent in most engineering solutions, appreciating when they can be confidently applied in engineering practice. Undertake design calculations in a wide range of fluid flows.


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Module leaders

Dr Li Ma