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. In person not required.
Fall 2020 Update: Optional In-Person Component - 2.20 will be taught virtually in Fall '20 with the same syllabus, contents and learning objectives. Lectures, recitations, tutorials, office hours, exam reviews as well as the three exams will all be done using Zoom, with concurrent chat and breakout rooms for questions and small group discussions staffed by members of the teaching team. We will still have the laboratory component of the course with the objective to have meaningful laboratory experience/learning for every student (keeping the requirement of individual graded lab reports). Several lab options are being worked out for different scenarios in terms of restrictions on students being physically in the lab. Students who are not able to be physically present will be provided alternatives to satisfy that aspect of the lab requirement.
Philip J. Solondz Professor of Engineering; Professor of Mechanical & Ocean Engineering