Design of Ocean Systems

Sketches showing example seakeeping and wave load problems for ships and offshore structures.

Sketches showing example seakeeping and wave load problems for ships and offshore structures. (Image by MIT OpenCourseWare.)

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MIT Course Number

2.019

As Taught In

Spring 2011

Level

Undergraduate

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Course Description

This course covers the complete cycle of designing an ocean system using computational design tools for the conceptual and preliminary design stages. Students complete the projects in teams with each student responsible for a specific subsystem. Lectures cover such topics as hydrodynamics; structures; power and thermal aspects of ocean vehicles; environment, materials, and construction for ocean use; and generation and evaluation of design alternatives. The course focuses on innovative design concepts chosen from high-speed ships, submersibles, autonomous vehicles, and floating and submerged deep-water offshore platforms. Lectures on ethics in engineering practice are included, and instruction and practice in oral and written communication is provided.

Chryssostomidis, Chryssostomos, and Yuming Liu. 2.019 Design of Ocean Systems, Spring 2011. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-019-design-of-ocean-systems-spring-2011 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA


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