Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

Academic year: 
2018/2019
Belonging course: 
Disciplinary sector: 
OCEANOGRAPHY AND PHYSICS OF THE ATMOSPHERE (GEO/12)
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
9
Year of study: 
2
Teachers: 
Cycle: 
Second semester
Hours of front activity: 
72

Language

Italian

Course description

In this course the basic elements of fluid dynamics in both inertial and rotating reference frames are introduced. The aim is to allow the student to deal with practical problems concerning oceanic and atmospheric fluid dynamics, offshore hydrodynamics and aircraft aerodynamics. The discussion of analytical aspects is always accompanied by a detailed description of the corresponding phenomenology.

Prerequisites

Calculus I e II, Physics I.

Syllabus

PART 1: FLUID DYNAMICS IN INERTIAL REFERENCE FRAMES
Forces in fluid dynamics.
Elements of fluid statics.
Elements of fluid kinematics.
The equations of fluid dynamics.
Turbulence and eddy viscosity.
Low and high Reynolds number flows.
Some solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations.
Surface and internal gravity waves.

PART 2: FLUID DYNAMICS IN ROTATING REFERENCE FRAMES
Coriolis force, geostrophic motions.
Bidimensionality in rotating fluids.
Thermal wind and relative currents.
Ageostrophic winds in the atmospheric boundary layers.
Ageostrophic currents in the oceanic boundary layers.
The shallow water approximation.
Potential vorticity and its applications.
Quasigeostrophic approximation, Rossby waves.
Atmospheric and oceanic vortices, wind-driven ocean circulation.

PARTS 3-4: AERONAUTICAL AND NAVAL APPLICATIONS
Aspects of aircraft aerodynamics.
Wing geometry.
Lift, drag.
Velocity, thrust, aerodynamic ceiling.
Aspects of offshore hydrodynamics.
Elementary two-dimensional potential flows.
Real two-dimensional flows.
Surface gravity waves.
Wave spectra

Fluid dynamics in inertial reference frames
Fluid dynamics in rotating reference frames, with oceanographic and meteorological applications.
Aspects of aircraft aerodynamics, with applications to flight.
Aspects of offshore hydrodynamics, with naval applications.

Teaching Methods

Frontal lessons with an intensive the use of images and movies.

Textbooks

ANDERSON, J.D. Jr., 1989: “Introduction to Flight”. McGraw-Hill.
ANDERSON, J.D. Jr., 2011: “Fundamentals of Aerodynamics”. McGraw-Hill.
BATCHELOR, G. K., 1967: “An Introduction to Fluid Dynamics”. Cambridge University Press.
HOLTON, J.R., 2004: “An Introduction to Dynamic Meteorology”. Elsevier-Academic Press.
JOURNEE, J.M.J., and MASSIE, W.W., 2001: “Offshore Hydrodynamics”. Delft University of Technology.
PIERINI, S., 2016: “Fluidodinamica dell’oceano e dell’atmosfera”. E-learning dell’Università di Napoli Parthenope, corso in modalità blended (20 capsule).
PIERINI, S., 2019: “Elementi di Aerodinamica” per il corso di Fluidodinamica.
PIERINI, S., 2019: “Elementi di Idrodinamica Offshore” per il corso di Fluidodinamica.
STEWART, R. H., 2005: “Introduction to Physical Oceanography”. Testo disponibile online.

Learning assessment

Oral exam.

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