Course Meeting Times
Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session
Recitations: 1 session / week, 1 hour / session
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.
Students need to have taken one of these courses:
|Homework / Projects||40%|
|Research Paper and Presentation||15%|
|Quizzes (open book, open notes)||45%|
Books in this series are available for purchase at The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers website.
These textbooks are not required, but are useful reference materials.
Tupper, Eric C. Introduction to Naval Architecture. 5th ed. Butterworth-Heinemann, 2013. ISBN: 9780080982373. [Preview with Google Books]
Burcher, Roy, and Louis J. Rydill. Concepts in Submarine Design. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780521416818. [Preview with Google Books]