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MAR2017 : Further Naval Architecture

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Maryam Haroutunian
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


• Discuss the implications of ship stability in design and operation.
• Introduce the concepts of dynamic stability in terms of case studies including relevant regulations.
• Discuss the implications for very large angle stability.
• Illustrate real solutions of general arrangement and accommodation design for different types of vessels.
• Introduce the physical phenomena, basic fluid mechanics and relevant theory of ship resistance.
• Introduce the numerical and experimental techniques used to estimate hull resistance.
• Introduce physical model testing, full-scale trials and empirical methods used in relation to ship resistance.
• Explore the methods adopted for estimating the resistance in the preliminary design stage.

Outline Of Syllabus

To achieve the aims of this module the following topics will be covered:

- Relationship of principle parameters to displacement and stability; Static stability including the presentation of heeling lever arms; energy methods and dynamic stability;
standard stability cases: the loll ship, wind heeling and crane ships.

- Ballast and form stability;
stability at all angles of heel (up to 180 degrees) and influence of geometry on static stability curve;
stability in extreme conditions of lifeboats, yachts and multihulls;
stability evaluation for small craft.

- The general arrangement layout and accommodation block for vessels; considering regulatory influences on accommodation.

- Flow around a submerged body; various methods of estimation resistance including empirical, experimental, standard series and an introduction to numerical approach.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture281:0028:00Interactive sessions; require pre-reading
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials241:0024:00Online recorded lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00General Arrangement Group Design Exercise.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion123:0023:00Assessment revision and completion
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical111:0011:00Computer cluster sessions, practical sessions and Resistance Test in the Hydrodynamics Laboratory.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study180:0080:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time41:004:00Timetabled synchronous online revision/Q&A sessions
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Conceptual ideas delivered in lectures (IKO1-09). Formative numerical examples set and subsequently reviewed in lectures (ISO1-8).

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions. In that case, in-person lectures, practical PC sessions and practical laboratory sessions will be replaced by online sessions, Windows Virtual Desktop online sessions and pre-recoded laboratory experiments & simulations respectively

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A70Written Examination
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M30General Arrangement Group Exercise
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Report1MExperimental Resistance Test post-analysis formative exercise
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination will assess both the breadth of knowledge, written communication, literacy and ability to perform related calculations (IKO1-09 and ISO1-8). The ability to undertake graphical analysis and evaluation of numerical questions, literacy, numeracy, and critical thinking with regards to ship stability, resistance and the concept of accommodation design are assessed.

The General Arrangement group Exercise will assess students practical skills in designing the general arrangement of a vessel considering class regulations and habitability recommendations.

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

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