Module Catalogue 2023/24

MAR8176 : Fundamentals of Ship Science

MAR8176 : Fundamentals of Ship Science

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Trodden
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semesters

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System
Pre-requisite

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

Pre Requisite Comment

NONE

Co-Requisite

Modules you need to take at the same time

Co Requisite Comment

NONE

Aims

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

- Appreciate the approaches used in real and inviscid fluid mechanics and be able to undertake basic analysis of simplified flows
- Explain how the structural strength concepts are applied to simple structural forms and to the design of the amidships-section of a ship
- Explain fundamental physical (geometric, hydrostatic & hydrodynamic and structural), economic and control concepts utilising appropriate mathematical formulations.
- Recognise conflicts within the design process and the need for both technical and economic considerations within a design.
- Apply relevant analytical and numerical tools required to undertake practical calculations
- Recognise and appreciate the fundamental concepts used to provide estimates of the resistance components of ships and the provision of an appropriate means of propulsion using basic propeller design methods
- Select machinery suitable for ship propulsion

Outline Of Syllabus

Fluid Mechanics: Overviews the Fundamental concepts underpinning fluid motions and forces as used in many of the other topics.

Ship Hydrostatics: Fundamental concepts of the equilibrium and stability of floating bodies including volume and mass effects. An introduction to maritime transport.

Ship Resistance & Propulsion: Introduction to ship resistance and propulsion with associated definitions.

Ship Structures: The longitudinal strength of ship hull girder and the associated structural components and nomenclature.

Ship Design & Economics: Introduction to Ship Design, Ship Operation and the Physical Ocean Environment.

Marine Engineering: Overview of main engine selection considerations and typical machinery layouts. Stern tubes and seals.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

-Apply that knowledge to more advanced situations provided in the coursework
- Possess sufficient fundamental knowledge in the identified subject areas to those without a naval architecture first degree to undertake other courses within the MSc programme
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts and the technical language associated with each of the topics covered

Intended Skill Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

Appreciate the fundamental concepts and the technical language associated with each of the topics covered

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00Lectures - Present-in-person
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials121:0012:00Guided learning, including Q&A sessions.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion124:0024:00Revision and completion of examination
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity115:0015:00Follow-up work
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study101:0010:00Wider Reading and practice
Guided Independent StudyDistance Learning Advance Preparation115:0015:00Preparation for Scheduled Sessions
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the unseen online examination. Subject-specific and cognitive skills are assessed via the examination and guided learning, as are communication skills.

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801M100Online examination to take place four weeks after the end of the block teaching week.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the unseen online examination. Subject-specific and cognitive skills are assessed via the examination and guided learning, as are communication skills.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

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