Fall 2017 COURSE
INFORMATION
Website: http://web.mit.edu/2.20/www
Lecture:
Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm2:30pm, Room 1246.
Recitation: W 1:002:00pm, Room 1132 or W 4:005:00pm, Room 1135.
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. NavierStokes' equation. Dimensional
analysis. Ideal and potential flows. Vorticity and Kelvin's theorem.
Hydrodynamic forces in potential flow, D'Alembert's paradox, addedmass,
slenderbody theory. Viscousfluid 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


Weight

Date and Time (tentative)

Room

Quiz 1 (3 hrs)

20%

10/12/17 5:008:00pm
 
Quiz 2 (3 hrs)

20% 
11/16/17 5:008:00pm  
Final Exam (3 hrs)

40%



Homework

10% 



Lab assignment

10%

11/20/1711/21/17 
Towing tank
