MAR8068 : Advanced Hydrodynamics

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1 – Understand Nonlinear wave theory and its applications.
A2 – Calculate loads and oscillating motions of floating structures.
A3 – Numerical methods used in hydrodynamics calculations.

Outline Of Syllabus

Vortex shedding and Vortex induced vibration, quick review of Morison’s equation and Froude-Krylov theory, First-order and high-order diffraction theory, Green-function method in hydrodynamics, hydrodynamics of floating structures, strip theory, oscillating rigid objects in sea.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion118:0018:00Examination revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Including tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study150:0050:00Review and study lecture material and notes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of lectures and tutorials which provide the best way for students to assimilate the knowledge content and define the scope of each of the syllabus topics (IKO1-3). In the tutorial sessions the students are provided with the opportunity to gain oral feedback from the lecturing staff.

The independent study time is essential for students to work through the lecture material, in their own time and at their own pace (ISO1-3).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific, cognitive skills. This also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics described in the syllabus.
The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as ‘A are also assessed in the same way.

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