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.
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.
- Understand the benefits of varying types of marine renewables, design approaches and inherent approximations.
Generalised descriptions of fluid motion. (CS)
Fluid loading on static bodies - slender body theory. (CS)
Nonlinear potential flow loads. (CS)
Large volume structures - diffraction forces. (CS)
Extreme loading - slamming and impacts. (CS)
Scaling and physical model testing. (CS)
Dynamically responding bodies and dynamic systems. (LM)
Wave radiation. (LM)
Hydrodynamic coefficients. (LM)
Fluid loads on dynamic bodies – the equations of motion. (LM)
Dynamic response - solving the equations of motion. (LM)
Marine Renewables - offshore wind and wave energy (LM)