MAR3036 : Small Craft Design
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Richard Birmingham
- Lecturer: Professor Bob Dow, Dr Simon Benson
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
To develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1. The generic philosophy underlying all design processes.
A2. The strategic application of the design process to small craft.
A3. The tactical approach to designing specific types of craft.
A4. Principles of Structural Design Synthesis
A5. The role of classification societies.
The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of small craft. Topics include: small craft design procedures, including; design philosophy, computer-aided lines generation, structural calculations and rules, rig analysis, layout design, stability calculations; design considerations for recreational craft and work boats.
Outline Of Syllabus
The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of small craft.
The design process: mapping information flows, using models to process information.
Synthesis of a preliminary yacht design: the design brief, basic vessels, scaling factors, lines generation (by hand and with the aid of software), keel and rudder design, rig design, balance, general arrangement, scantlings (by rule and from first principles), powering, weight calculation, stability analysis. Design tactics for other small craft types: tugs, fishing vessels.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||36:00||36:00||Coursework|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Examination|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||18:00||18:00||Examination Revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||36||1:00||36:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||38:00||38:00||Preparation of revision material, practicing past exam papers and preparation for oral presentation|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||30:00||30:00||Research for Design Project|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||3||2:00||6:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Skills practice||1||20:00||20:00||Computer Skills Practice|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||14:00||14:00||Information Retrieval|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Knowledge of design synthesis and the design process is delivered through lectures, and a greater in depth understanding is gained by undertaking a design exercise. This is embedded in a substantial piece of coursework which is developed in tandem with relevant lectures and tutorials during Semester 1 (IKO1,2,3,4 and 6, and ISO1,2,3,4 and 6). Practicals in the computing lab are used to introduce Maxsurf software (ISO5).
In Semester 2 the application of procedures learnt during the coursework exercise to other design situations is considered (IKO6).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||15||2||A||25||Individual Presentation|
|Module Code||Module Title||Semester||Comment|
|MAR3033||Marine Engineering Design||2||N/A|
|MAR3133||Marine Engineering Design||2||N/A|
|Design/Creative proj||2||M||25||Small Craft Design Project Report (approx word length 2000 words plus drawings and trim/stability data)|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Design synthesis, Oral presentation and the design process is learnt by practice, and this is demonstrated in the assessed report (IKO2 and 3). This also enables assessment to be made of many of the intended skills outcomes (ISO1 to 6). Some intended knowledge outcomes are assessed both from the report and from the examination (IKO4 and 5). The examination enables assessment to be made of understanding of general principles and of specific procedures necessary for the design process (IKO1,6, and 7)
The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.