MEK9420 – Marine Hydrodynamics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Potential theory, forces on bodies in currents, added mass. Waves and wave forces, wave energy, ship waves, nonlinear effects, forces on bodies in regular and irregular waves.
To give the students a relevant theoretical knowledge for calculation of environmental loads on marine constructions and ships.
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Recommended previous knowledge
- MEK2200 – Continuum Mechanics
- MEK3230 – Fluid Mechanics
- MAT3360 – Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
Some knowledge in complex functional theory will be an advantage.
- 10 credits overlap with MEK4420 – Marine Hydrodynamics.
- 9 credits overlap with ME312.
3 hours of lectures per week.
The course may be taught in Norwegian if the lecturer and all students at the first lecture agree to it.
Upon the attendance of three or fewer students, the lecturer may, in conjunction with the Head of Teaching, change the course to self-study with supervision.
Final written exam or final oral exam, which counts 100 % towards the final grade.
The form of examination will be announced by the lecturer by 15 October/15 March for the autumn semester and the spring semester respectively.
This course has 3 mandatory assignments that must be approved before you can sit the final exam.
In addition, each PhD candidate is expected to give an oral presentation on a topic of relevance chosen in cooperation with the lecturer. The presentation has to be approved by the lecturer before you can sit the final exam.
It will also be counted as one of the three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: MEK4420 – Marine Hydrodynamics
Examination support material
Written examination: Rottmann´s formula list and approved calculator.
Language of examination
Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
This course offers both postponed and resit of examination. Read more: