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Module

MAR3034 : Ship Design

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Trodden
  • Lecturer: Professor Richard Birmingham, Dr Simon Benson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

A1 - The design process as applied to ships;
A2 - The multi-disciplinary nature of the ship design process;
A3 - The ship design problem and contemporary influences on ship design;
A4 - Ship design methods for deadweight, capacity linear and rule ships;
A5 - Design considerations related to the type of cargo and operation of the vessel;
A6 - Hull form design and hydrodynamic optimisation for sustainable operation;
A7 - The synthesis of a ship design solution.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics include:
The development of the ship design process and modelling information; the ship design problem for different ship types; deadweight, capacity, linear and rule ships; methods of obtaining preliminary and capacity ratios; estimation of lightship components of mass; contemporary influences on lightship components; estimation of consumables; the design of ship lines; relationships between hull form and hydrodynamic performance in still water and waves; bow and stern design; design for seakeeping; Forward and Inverse Analysis; optimisation methods applied to ship design, genetic algorithm based hydrodynamic optimisation; mathematical representation of hull lines and surfaces.

This is practised through the provision of a practical ship design exercise that seeks to foster the skills of engineering judgement in the context of ship design. This ship design coursework provides a realistic insight into the synthesis of a balanced ship design solution and provides skills in the use of state of the art ship design software.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture161:0016:00Present-in-person lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Coursework completion, exam preparation and assessment
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities110:0010:00Guided technical exercises (MaxSurf)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00Sync Online tutorials, software demonstrations, problem solving exercises
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities140:0040:00Research based upon design exercise
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity121:0021:00Reflection of application of learning to project application
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study155:0055:00Write up lecture notes, revision, general reading
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lectures as the principle teaching method is an effective means to provide students with the acquisition of the sizeable and detailed knowledge base and facilitate the understanding of the module material (IKO1-9).
Practical sessions provide the forum for the knowledge and understanding developed through formal lectures to be integrated into a substantial coursework exercise to design a general-purpose container friendly cargo ship (ISO1-4). This ship design exercise provides a platform to exercise team-working, management, planning, initiative, organisational, interpersonal, problem solving and numeracy skills (ISO1-4).

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, demonstrations and simulations.

Students should consult their timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A50N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
MAR3035Offshore Design2N/A
MAR3036Small Craft Design2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M50Ship Design Project (approx word length 2000 words plus drawings and trim/stability data)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination oral presentation will assess the breadth of knowledge, understanding and ability to perform related ship design calculations.

The written examination will assess the medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics from the syllabus (IKO1-9) as well as assessing literacy, numeracy and critical thinking. The Ship Design coursework provides an opportunity to put into practice the intended knowledge outcomes (IKO1-9) as well as providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate the following skills: Active learning; Synthesis and presentation of materials; Innovation and creativity; Problem solving. The Ship Design coursework uses state of the art ship design software and so provides assessment in the use of computer applications in this context as well as the intended skills outcomes (ISO1-4).

The word length for the ship design project is per individual contributing to a group project. Group size is normally 4 people.



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.

Reading Lists

Timetable