TMR4247 - Marine Technology - Hydrodynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours C

Course content

This course aims to support the students with the introduction and background of how to describe marine fluid flow, and to give the theoretical methods which can be used to calculate regular waves, forces from regular waves and motion response to regular waves. We also give the introduction and background of resistance and propulsion by explaining the methods to calculate total resistance of ships, resistance components, behavior of foils and propellers, propulsion systems, cavitation, powering and utilization of experimental techniques. Exercises is used to focus on important issues.

Learning outcome

At the end of the course the student should be capable to demonstrate basic understanding, explain basic principles and perform simple calculations and estimates with - Linear wave theory, assumptions we do on and under the free surface - Wave forces on fixed and floating structures, small and large volume structures - Transfer function for motion of floating structures and combination with wave spectra - Natural periods and characteristics of oscillating systems on the free surface - Resistance and powering of ships based on model experiments and empirical formulas - Lift on a foil And to be able to choose the main parameters for a propeller through calculation of propeller efficiency, utilizing momentum theory, and understand cavitation.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Exercises. Computer- and laboratory exercises. Demonstration in laboratory. Some of the exercises are compulsory.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Course materials

Lecture notes. Jupyter Notebooks

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TBA4265 3.7 AUTUMN 2013
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 100/100 C PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 C PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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