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Basic principles: Hydrostatics, constant flow phenomena and waves

The treated theory includes:

  • Archimedes’ Law, hydrostatic pressure
  • Stability computations for floating structures – including the effect of shifting loads, and partially filled fluid tanks
  • Potential flow basics, 2D potential flow elements, superposition principle
  • Real (viscous) flows, scaling laws, flow regimes
  • Fluid forces on structures, drag and lift, resistance and propulsion, wind and current loads
  • Linear wave theory in regular and irregular waves and wave statistics
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