Master in Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering (MTECH HOE)

Centrale Nantes

Program Description

Master in Hydrodynamics for Ocean Engineering (MTECH HOE)

Centrale Nantes

This master specialism aims to give students advanced training on typical problems of hydrodynamics applied to naval architecture and ocean engineering: ship resistance, seakeeping, ship behavior in irregular seas, water, waves and marine environment, physical, modeling and numerical aspects are studied.

The program includes theoretical courses on typical hydrodynamics problems: ship resistance, wave-induced motions, wave and marine environment modeling, and numerical methods used to solve these problems. A large part of the program is also devoted to the practical use of software to solve the problems cited above through a large variety of numerical methods: boundary elements or spectral methods under potential flow theory, finite-difference or finite-volume techniques in solvers for viscous flows, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH). Students are also involved in practical work using the ocean test facilities (towing tank, wave tank equipped with a multi-flap wave generator etc.)

The program of study lasts two academic years - denoted by M1 and M2 and is taught in English (except for M2 in the 2017/18 academic year).

Course Content - M1

  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Fluid Mechanics 2
  • Mechanical Design
  • Programming and Algorithms
  • Energetics
  • Numerical Methods
  • Propulsion
  • Vibration and Differential Equations
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Business Environment
  • Conferences and Initiation to Research
  • Modern Languages
  • Modern Languages

Course Content - M2

  • General concepts of hydrodynamics
  • Ocean environment
  • Wave-structure interactions
  • Numerical hydrodynamics
  • Experimental hydrodynamics
  • French Language
  • Advanced hydrodynamics
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Naval Engineering
  • Master thesis/internship

Examples of previous internships in industry:

  • Naval numerical computations.
  • Development of a Fluid-Structure Interaction model for the optimization of a Wave Energy Converter.
  • Coupling of VIV on offshore wind turbines.

Examples of previous internships in research labs:

  • Experimental investigation of the improved dynamic response of barge type floating offshore wind turbines.
  • Modeling of the response on irregular waves.
  • Wave-current interactions in a HOS model.
  • The Master's internship can be carried out within the framework of an internship in the Laboratory of Hydrodynamics, Energy and the Atmospheric Environment, but also in other university laboratories (IST Lisbon, NTNU in Trondheim, INSEAN in Rome, University of Auckland, etc.) or in industry, in France or abroad, on numerical or experimental subjects.

NB Course content may be subject to minor changes.

Skills Developed

  • Build and use models dedicated to hydrodynamics for ocean engineering.
  • Define and perform experiments on free-surface hydrodynamics problems.
  • Solve - numerically - free surface problems for ocean engineering applications.

In addition to the above specialism-specific skills, students will also develop more general skills:

  • Identify models, perform simulation and analyze results.
  • Communicate comprehensive results in a meaningful way.
  • Undertake bibliographic surveys of international research and professional literature.
  • Manage or be part of a project.

Prospects for employment or further study

The main prospects for employment after the Master program are found in the naval industry, shipping, oil sector, coastal engineering or that of marine renewable energies; within R&D departments or design offices.

At the conclusion of the Master's degree, graduates can pursue a Ph.D., in particular within the Laboratory of Hydrodynamics, Energy and Atmospheric Environment, which offers experimental and/or numerical studies, often in cooperation with industrial partners on numerous themes: wave-structure interactions, simulation of sea states on large estates, improvement of the generation and propagation of swell, hydrodynamic impacts, ship damage, marine renewable energies (wave energy, offshore wind etc).

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated January 5, 2018
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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
2 years
Full time
Price
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12,000 EUR
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France - Nantes, Pays de la Loire
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