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MAR8068 : Advanced Hydrodynamics

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Wenxian Yang
  • Lecturer: Professor Zhiqiang Hu, Dr Narakorn Srinil
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aims of the module are:
A1 – Study strip theory and wave diffraction theory.
A2 – Understand the fundamental knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics.
A3 – Understand the general knowledge of vortex induced vibration.
A4 – Develop computing algorithms to calculate linear and nonlinear motions of floating structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module increases the awareness of some advanced knowledge for dealing with complex hydrodynamic issues encountered in the marine and offshore industries.

1.       Strip theory and diffraction theory;
2.       Computational fluid dynamics;
3.       Vortex induced vibration;
4.       Computing algorithm development for assessing structure loads and motions.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials241:0024:00Pre-recorded lecture materials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Revision and Examination preparation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:001 online test (Formative assessment held in mid-Semester 2)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching132:0026:00Present-in-person Interactive teaching sessions, tutorials
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities120:0020:00Reading and review of lecture notes for a full understanding of materials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study112:0012:00Independent study on lecture materials and general reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Formal lectures are designed to deliver the theories and their relation to the current practice in the marine and offshore industries and to explain the use of major techniques. (IKO1-IKO4).
In the revision and tutorial sessions the students are provided with the opportunity to gain oral feedback from the lecturing staff.
The independent study gives time for the students to read the classic and leading edge papers on those topics in their own time and at their own space (ISO1-ISO4).

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment2MOnline test (Formative assessment held in mid-Semester 2
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam allows students 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 (IKO1-IKO4).

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

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