2.22 | Spring 2005 | Graduate

Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles (13.42)


Lec # Topics Key Dates

Introduction to Course

Review of Dynamical Systems

I. Tools for Seakeeping Analysis

Dynamical Systems and Ship Motions

Review of Complex Numbers

3 Tools for Analyzing Ship Motions: Introduction to Linear Systems, Fourier Transforms

4 Tools for Analyzing Ship Motions: Fourier Transforms and Transfer Functions Homework 1 due
5 System Characterization: Transfer Functions and Impulse Response

6 Characterization of Random Environments: Waves and Wave Spectra Homework 2 due
7 Random Variables Homework 3 due
8 Random Processes

9 Statistics of Random Sea Waves Homework 4 due
10 Long Term Wave Statistics Homework 5 due
11 Exam 1: In-class

II. Wave and Current Forces on Bodies
12 Designing for Extreme Events: 100 Year Waves

13 Fluid Forces on Bodies: Viscous and Inertial Forces

14 Wave Forces on Floating Bodies

15 Equations of Motion of Floating Vessels under Wave Forcing

Homework 6 due

Lab Start


Froude Krylov Forces

Heave and Surge Motions

III. Seakeeping Analysis
17 Forward Speed Effects and Model Testing Homework 7 due

Seakeeping Analysis

Natural Frequency/Natural Periods

19 Ship Motion in Roll, Roll Damping Lab due
20 Vortex Induced Vibrations I: Viscous Forces Homework 8 due
21 Vortex Induced Vibrations II: Considerations for Offshore Platform Design


Second Order Forces

Wave Drift

Homework 9 due
23 Exam 2: In-class

24 Free Surface Impact Problem Applied to Ship Slamming

25 Class Presentations Final project due
26 Class Presentations (cont.)

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2005
Learning Resource Types
Problem Sets with Solutions