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MAR2017 : Further Naval Architecture

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Maryam Haroutunian
  • Lecturer: Professor Zhiqiang Hu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

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

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


•       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 large angle stability.
•       Illustrate real solutions of general arrangement and accommodation design of marine 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.

IKO1. Evaluate the impact of marginal changes in principle parameters on displacement, initial and static stability; (C1, C2, C3)
IKO2. Analyse the static and dynamics stability of marine vessels (large ships and small craft) subject to stability challenges including, loll, lifting operations, loss of a suspended load and so on at all angles of heel in accordance to maritime regulations (e.g. IMO) (C1, C2, C3)
IKO3. Understand the physical phenomena and associated basic principles of fluid mechanics relating to ship resistance (C1, C2)
IKO4: Apply theoretical, experimental and empirical techniques to calculate ship resistance; (C3)

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture281:0028:00Interactive sessions; require pre-reading
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion123:0023:00Assessment revision and completion
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00General Arrangement Group Design Exercise.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials241:0024:00Online recorded lectures
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 (IKO1-4). Formative numerical examples set and subsequently reviewed in lectures (ISO1-5).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A70Written Assessment
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj1M30General Arrangement Group Exercise
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

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 (IKO1-4 and ISO1-4). 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. C1, C2, C3
The General Arrangement group Exercise will assess students ability to design solutions to a complex problem and also assess their practical skills in designing the general arrangement of a vessel considering class regulations, habitability recommendations and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in design. (ISO5) C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, C11, C16, C17

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