Lec #  Topics  Key Dates 

1 
Introduction to Course Review of Dynamical Systems 

I. Tools for Seakeeping Analysis  
2 
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: Inclass  
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 
16 
Froude Krylov Forces Heave and Surge Motions 

III. Seakeeping Analysis  
17  Forward Speed Effects and Model Testing  Homework 7 due 
18 
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  
22 
Second Order Forces Wave Drift 
Homework 9 due 
23  Exam 2: Inclass  
24  Free Surface Impact Problem Applied to Ship Slamming  
25  Class Presentations  Final project due 
26  Class Presentations (cont.) 
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