2.20 ~M a r i n e
H y d r o d y n a m i c s

 

Fall 2017 COURSE INFORMATION

Website: http://web.mit.edu/2.20/www

Lecture: Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm-2:30pm, Room 1-246.
Recitation: W 1:00-2:00pm, Room 1-132 or W 4:00-5:00pm, Room 1-135.

Instructors: See page instructors.


From the Course Catalog

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.


Course Prerequisites

This course is traditionally taken by advanced undergraduate and first year graduate students in Ocean Engineering. The typical capability of a student in the course is very broad in range. However, a student should be very comfortable with calculus - in particular, vectors, integrals and derivatives. Complex math is not required. However, some may be used during lecture. A previous fluids course is highly recommended.


Texts

1) Marine Hydrodynamics, J. N. Newman
(not required - an old edition will do, however, readings are assigned.)


2) Fluid Flow, Sabersky, Acosta, Hauptmann & Gates (4th ed. revised)

 

Recitations

You need to attend only one of the recitation sessions every week.

 

Homework

Problems will be assigned after each lecture. Check the calendar links or problem sets tab for due dates.

 

Lab

Get into a group of four or more students who will conduct laboratory projects together. Individual laboratory reports are required.

No late homework or laboratory report will be graded. For homework and lab policy see hw policy.

 

Grading

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Weight
Date and Time (tentative)
Room
Quiz 1 (3 hrs)
20%
10/12/17 5:00-8:00pm

TBA

Quiz 2 (3 hrs)
20%
11/16/17 5:00-8:00pm

TBA

Final Exam (3 hrs)
40%

12/18/17 9:00am-12:00pm

Walker Gym

Homework
10%
-
Lab assignment
10%
11/20/17-11/21/17
Towing tank