A1 (Naval Architecture)

Venue: University of Southampton

Staff: Dr Mingyi Tan Professor A F Molland

Aims: To provide students with basic naval architectural techniques in the area of stability for ships and wave forces for fixed offshore structures. To give students an appreciation of the processes by which naval architectural requirements are generated and how physical constraints impact upon design.

Module Content: The module will be divided between formal lectures and the design exercise.

  • A general introduction to transportation
  • Marine vehicles and their roles
  • Ship geometry- lines plan, curve of areas
  • Equilibrium of floating bodies- submerged and floating in a free surface
  • Properties of irregular shapes, areas, first and second moments, numerical integration.
  • Effects of changes of draught and trim.
  • Large angle stability, GZ curves and effects of changing hull geometry.
  • Flooding calculations added weight, lost buoyancy, floodable length, permeability
  • Inclining experiment, launching calculations
  • Technical ship design process and economic considerations
  • Techno economic investigations

Learning outcomes: On completion of this course the students should understand the function of stability of ships in the design process and have an appreciation of the widely varying designs that are current in marine practice. The students should be aware of how design requirements are generated and how physical constraints impinge to generate an optimal techno-economic design solution.

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