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SESS2017 Ship Design and Economics

Module Overview

A module in which students will learn the basis of ship design whilst considering the economic implications. In parallel the students will undertake the general arrangement of a given ship which will enhance their understanding of some design implications.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• Provide an understanding of basic design methodologies, the components of the ship design process and an appreciation of economic considerations. • Give an appreciation of the importance of safety considerations within the ship design process and its impact on operational considerations. • Gain an understanding of process of creating and purpose of a General Arrangement drawing (G.A).

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The basic tools and methodologies used in the ship design process.
  • The need to integrate safe design and operation within the ship design process.
  • The design process to subdivide and layout a ship ensuring a space balanced ship which meets statutory and regulatory regulations.
  • Statutory and regulatory requirements in ship design.
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Estimate suitable dimensions for a new ship design, to carry out checks on its capacity, mass balance and compliance with statutory regulations, and to assess its economic viability.
  • Apply design tools and synthesise information.
  • Interpret and apply statutory regulations and classification rules
  • Apply the methodology and tools used in the ship design process to a design office based ship General Arrangement.
  • Ensuring the General Arrangement meets the requirements for layout, capacities, choice of deck equipment and machinery, safety and statutory regulations.

Syllabus

Lectures: 24 lectures on Ship Design and Economics. To include: INTRODUCTION TO SHIP DESIGN AND OPERATION • The Ship Design Process TECHNICAL SHIP DESIGN • Design Requirements • Owners / Operational Requirements and the Development of a Basic Specification • Derivation of Dimensions • Mass Estimates • Stability estimates • Powering estimates • Ship Lines and Body Plan SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS IN DESIGN • Maritime Safety Regime • The International Statutory Framework • Safety Analysis Techniques ASSESSMENT APPROACHES TO ALTERNATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS • Ship Operating Methods • Build and operating costs • Sustainability and Environmental Considerations Coursework: 22 contact hours for General Arrangement Coursework • Applied preliminary design • Subdivision of ship • Freeboard check • Capacity checks • Layout of accommodation block • Upper deck layout • Tonnage calculations Assignment: Techno-economic assignment • Use of ship design software to carry out various investigations illustrating technical design and economic aspects, together with simple optimisation studies.

Special Features

Module is supported (if possible) by a visit to a ship.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include • Lectures supported by example sheets. • Supervised design office sessions • A computer based techno-economic assignment. Learning activities include • Individual work on ship calculations/examples. • Individual work on using ship design software to carry out techno-economic calculations. • Directed reading/independent learning .• Use of drafting software. • Accessing and reading statutory and regulatory regulations. • Report-writing (Coursework).

TypeHours
Practical classes and workshops22
External visits3
Preparation for scheduled sessions12
Lecture30
Wider reading or practice12
Revision24
Follow-up work18
Completion of assessment task29
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

D.G.M. Watson (1998). Practical Ship Design. 

Statutory Regulations. MARPOL, SOLAS, FSS Code, Load Lines and Tonnage Measurement of Ships

International Labour Conference.. Maritime Labour Convention 2006

Typed lecture notes and presentation slides.. 

K.J. Rawson and E.C. Tupper (1994). Basic Ship Theory.. 

Various papers in the Transactions of RINA, NECIES and SNAME. 

Lloyds Rules and Regulations for classification of ships. 

H. Schneekluth (1998). Ship Design for Efficiency and Economy. 

Apostolos Papanikolau (2014). Ship Design: Methodologies of Preliminary design. 

Various publications of manufacturers. such as engines, deck cranes, deck and mooring machinery and life lifeboats.

S Erichsen (1989). Management of Marine Design.. 

T C Gillmer (1975). Modern Ship Design. 

RINA: Significant ships. 

A F Molland (2008). Maritime Engineering Reference Book. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment 10%
Coursework 30%
Exam  (120 minutes) 60%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Assignment 10%
Coursework 30%
Exam  (120 minutes) 60%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite module/s: FEEG1001 Design and Computing, SESS1015 Basic Naval Architecture Co-requisite module/s: SESS2016 Ship Structural Design and Production, SESS2019 Systems Design and Computing for ships

Pre-requisites

To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

CodeModule
SESS1015Basic Naval Architecture
FEEG1001Design and Computing

Co-requisites

To study this module, you will need to also study the following module(s):

CodeModule
SESS2019Systems Design and Computing for Ships
SESS2016Ship Structural Design and Production
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