Module Catalogue

MAR2110 : Resistance and Propulsion I

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Xin Wang
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


• Physical phenomena, basic fluid mechanics and relevant theory of resistance and propulsion.
• Introduction to the numerical and experimental techniques used to estimate hull resistance.
• Physical model testing, full-scale trials and empirical methods used in relation to ship powering problem.
• The methods adopted for estimating the resistance, performing basic propeller design and prediction the power requirements in the preliminary design stage.

Outline Of Syllabus

Modelling Ship Flows; Ship Resistance by ITTC Methods; Ship resistance by Froude's approach; Ship resistance from Existing experimental Data.

Marine propulsor types and screw propeller (and overview); Screw propeller; Geometry and other definitions; Propeller design and analysis (an overview); Basic propeller design; Model propeller tests (an overview); Some important non-dimensional parameters; Open water model tests; Standard series model propeller tests; propeller design diagrams; Propeller-hull interaction phenomenon; Powering and performance prediction; Self propulsion tests; Cavitation and Cavitation tunnel test demonstrations; Speed trials.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion135:3035:30Preparation of revision material and practicing past examination papers
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion126:0026:00Examination revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Coursework 2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion15:005:00Coursework 1
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical241:0024:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study121:0021:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study135:3035:30Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Conceptual ideas delivered in lectures (IKO1-6). Formative numerical examples set and subsequently reviewed in tutorials (ISO1-3).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A40N/A
Written Examination902A40N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M10Approximately 2 pages in length
Written exercise2M10Approximately 2 pages in length
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examinations allows the students to demonstrate their basic knowledge and understanding of the subject as well as to demonstrate their problem solving skills through short subject specific problems, under time pressure as required in industry. Coursework tests the ability of students to tackle an overall ship powering problem, to solve and to report it using taught skills by referring to much wider resources and communicating with others as in a “real design” case. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as ‘A’ are also assessed in this way.

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