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MAR3040 : Further Ship Hydrodynamics

  • Offered for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Trodden
  • 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


This module aims to expand upon the experimental and semi-empirical methods of previous years by introducing numerical concepts to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of ship hydrodynamics.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics include:
Nature of hull forms: Nature of ship flow (Resistance & Wake); basic theory for computational flow & resistance; Computational methods for prediction of flow around the hull and that of ship resistance;; Hydrodynamic bulbous bow and design; Hydrodynamic aft-body design.

Fundamental theories of propeller action, propeller design and analysis methods; Unconventional propulsors.

The practical application of a ship manoeuvring simulation is explored together with numerical methods used for its implementation. Practical issues of operability are explored together with how operation effects manoeuvring. Practical control mechanisms are discussed.

Classical optimisation methods, unconstrained optimisation, equality and multi-criteria approaches, first/second order SLP, integer variables, computing aspects, and uncertainty in optimisation models.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00Coursework completion, exam preparation and assessment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials991:0099:00Study and review of learning materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture261:0026:00Lectures
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities130:0030:00Research based upon design exercise
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:005:00Demonstrations, problem solving exercises
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge of ship hydrodynamics and the role of optimisation in engineering design is delivered through lectures (IKO1-5) , A greater in-depth appraisal of learning outcomes is gained by undertaking the problem solving exercises (ISO1-6).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A70N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises1M30Exercise to estimate ship manoeuvring capabilities
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
Computer assessment1MCanvas Quiz on development of a potential flow model for estimating wave making resistance (Sem 1)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework allows the students to demonstrate written communication, planning and organisation, problem solving, numeracy and computer literacy and associated cognitive skills (ISO1-6). The written examination demonstrates the student's ability to retain knowledge and solve problems (IKO1-5).

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