Educational
Objectives and
Subject Outcomes
Fall 2017
Comments: theory
VS practice
Objective
1: Students will be able to apply basic principles of multivariable
calculus, Newtonian physics and classical fluid mechanics in general
marine hydrodynamics problems.

Outcome
1.1. Understand basic features of Eulerian and Lagrangian descriptions
of flow.

Outcome
1.2. Set up and solve basic mathematical problems involving transport
theorem, mass and momentum conservation.

Outcome
1.3. Derive and analyze continuity equation and Euler's equation.

Outcome
1.4. Derive and analyze NavierStokes equations (for Newtonian fluids).

Outcome
1.5. Derive and analyze kinematic and dynamic boundary conditions.

Outcome
1.6. Set up and solve basic mathematical problems involving treatment
of gravity force.
Objective
2: Students will demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of basic
principles of marine hydrodynamics.

Outcome
2.1. Define verbally and mathematically the basic principles of
marine hydrodynamics including:
a) flow similitude and model testing (dimensional analysis, derivation
of flow similarity parameters, principles of model testing, steady
and unsteady forces around marine structure),
b) ideal
rotational and irrotational fluid flows (vorticity, vortical flow,
simple potential flows, D'Alembert's paradox and lift during circulation,
unsteady motion and added mass),
c) viscous and boundary layer flow (plane Couette flow, Poiseuille
flow and Stokes' boundary layer, flow separation, flow past a circular
cylinder and a sphere, drag on a flat plate, laminar and turbulent
boundary layers, turbulent flow and Reynolds' stress),
d)
kinematics of surface waves ( linear progressive waves, standing
waves, and superposition, dispersion relationship, group velocity,
and conservation of wave energy, twodimensional ship waves and
wave resistance, FroudeKrylov wave forces on a body),
e)
lifting surfaces (mechanism of life generation, linearized wing
theory, twodimensional foils).
 Outcome
2.2. Derive mathematically the basic principles of marine hydrodynamics
including those listed in Outcome 2.1.
 Outcome
2.3. Discuss in writing and orally basic principles of marine hydrodynamics
including those listed in Outcome 2.1.
Objective
3: Students will be able to apply basic principles of marine hydrodynamics
in simple mathematical problem solving involving marine structures/vehicles.
 Outcome
3.1. Set up and solve simple mathematical problems involving marine
hydrodynamic principles including those listed in Outcome 2.1.
Objective
4: Students will demonstrate basic knowledge of experimental methods
and be able to conduct (physical) model tests of simple marine systems.
 Outcome
4.1. Test steady and unsteady forces on ship hulls and marine structures
using the water tunnel experimental system.
 Outcome
4.2. Test kinematics of surface waves and wave forces on ships/structures
using the towing tank experimental system.
Objective
5: Students will be able to design and analyze simple marine systems.
 Outcome
5.1. Apply marine hydrodynamic principles in design and analysis of
underwater vehicles and marine structures.
 Outcome
5.2. Apply marine hydrodynamic principles in design and analysis of
hydrofoils.
Objective
6: Students will be able to use computer software in analysis, modeling,
and design of marine systems.
 Outcome
6.1. Set up and solve hydrodynamics problems involving analysis, modeling,
and design of marine systems using computer software such as PFLOW
and AMASS
Objective
7: Students will be able to communicate ideas in written and oral form.
 Outcome
7.1. Create concise lab reports that clearly present verbal, mathematical,
photographic, and graphical information.
Objective
8: Students will be able to work as part of a team on lab experiments.
 Outcome
8.1. Communicate clearly in verbal and oral communications with team
members.
 Outcome
8.2. Organize tasks with team members so that work is completed in
a timely manner by deadlines.
