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Module

MAR3036 : Small Craft Design

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Trodden
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Benson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters

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

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System

Aims

To develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1. The generic philosophy underlying all design processes.
A2. The strategic application of the design process to small craft.
A3. The tactical approach to designing specific types of craft.
A4. Principles of Structural Design Synthesis
A5. The role of classification societies.

The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of small craft. Topics include: small craft design procedures, including; design philosophy, computer-aided lines generation, structural calculations and rules, rig analysis, layout design, stability calculations; design considerations for recreational craft and work boats.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of small craft.

Topics include:
The design process: mapping information flows, using models to process information.
Synthesis of a preliminary yacht design: the design brief, basic vessels, scaling factors, lines generation (by hand and with the aid of software), keel and rudder design, rig design, balance, general arrangement, scantlings (by rule and from first principles), powering, weight calculation, stability analysis. Design tactics for other small craft types: tugs, fishing vessels.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture151:0015:00Present-in-person lecture
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Exam revision of material studies in Semester 1 and 2
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials151:0015:00Online lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion180:0080:00Extensive coursework - submitted in Semester 2
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities281:0028:00Book chapter, additional lecture notes, websites
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00Present in person tutorial
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity371:0037:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge of design synthesis and the design process is delivered through lectures, and a greater in depth understanding is gained by undertaking a design exercise. This is embedded in a substantial piece of coursework which is developed in tandem with relevant lectures and tutorials during Semester 1 (IKO1,2,3,4 and 6, and ISO1,2,3,4 and 6). Practicals in the computing lab are used to introduce Maxsurf software (ISO5).
In Semester 2 the application of procedures learnt during the coursework exercise to other design situations is considered (IKO6).

Assessment Methods

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
Ship Design2N/A
Offshore Design2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M50Preliminary design of Yacht, including drawings, specs, evaluation. Small Craft Design Project Report (approx word length 2000 words
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
Oral Presentation2M15 min oral presentation
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge of design synthesis and the design process is delivered through lectures, and a greater in depth understanding is gained by undertaking a design exercise. This is embedded in a substantial piece of coursework which is developed in tandem with relevant lectures and tutorials during Semester 1 (IKO1,2,3,4 and 6, and ISO1,2,3,4 and 6). Practicals in the computing lab are used to introduce Maxsurf software (ISO5).
In Semester 2 the application of procedures learnt during the coursework exercise to other design situations is considered (IKO6).

Reading Lists

Timetable