Syllabus

Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Recitations: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session

Description

This course presents principles of naval architecture, ship geometry, hydrostatics, calculation and drawing of curves of form, intact and damage stability, hull structure strength calculations and ship resistance. It introduces computer-aided naval ship design and analysis tools. Projects include analysis of ship lines drawings, calculation of ship hydrostatic characteristics, analysis of intact and damaged stability, ship model testing, and hull structure strength calculations. Students taking graduate version complete additional assignments.

Prerequisites

Students need to have taken one of these courses:

Grading

ACTIVITIES PERCENTAGES
Homework / Projects 40%
Research Paper and Presentation 15%
Quizzes (open book, open notes) 45%

Textbook

Amazon logo Lewis, Edward V., ed. Principles of Naval Architecture, Vol. I: Stability and Strength. Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1988. ISBN: 9780939773008.

Amazon logo ———. Principles of Naval Architecture Vol. II: Resistance, Propulsion, and Vibration. Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1988. ISBN: 9780939773015.

Amazon logo Gillmer, Thomas C., and Bruce Johnson. Introduction to Naval Architecture. Naval Institute Press, 1982. ISBN: 9780870213182.

Books in this series are available for purchase at The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers website.

Amazon logo Kerwin, Justin E., and Jacques B. Hadler. Principles of Naval Architecture Series: Propulsion. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2010. ISBN: 9780939773831.

Amazon logo Larsson, Lars, and H. C. Raven. The Principles of Naval Architecture Series: Ship Resistance and Flow. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2010. ISBN: 9780939773763.

Amazon logo Moore, Colin S. The Principles of Naval Architecture Series-Intact Stability. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2010. ISBN: 9780939773749.

Amazon logo Letcher, John. Principles of Naval Architecture Series: The Geometry of Ships. Edited by J. Randolph Paulling. The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2010. ISBN: 9780939773671.

These textbooks are not required, but are useful reference materials.

Amazon logo Tupper, Eric C. Introduction to Naval Architecture. 5th ed. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013. ISBN: 9780080982373. [Preview with Google Books]

Amazon logo Zubaly, Robert B. Applied Naval Architecture. Cornell Maritime Pr / Tidewater Pub, 1996. ISBN: 9780870334757.

Amazon logo Burcher, Roy, and Louis J. Rydill. Concepts in Submarine Design. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780521416818. [Preview with Google Books]