A module in which students will learn the basis of sustainable ship design whilst considering the economic and safety implications. In parallel the students will undertake a preliminary ship design which will enhance their understanding of some design implications and result in a general arrangement drawing.
Pre-requisites: SESS1015 and FEEG1001
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Practical application of knowledge to create a viable Preliminary Ship Design and associated General Arrangement drawing (G.A.).
- Safety and Risk analysis
- The basic tools and methodologies used in the ship design process.
- The need to integrate statutory and regulatory requirements into the ship design process and be aware of the human element and importance of inclusive design.
- Tools and methods used to create an economic and environmentally sustainable ship design.
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Undertake initial stability and capacity checks and estimate the balance of masses of a ship design.
- Interpret and apply statutory regulations and classification rules
- Apply the methodology and tools used in the ship design process to synthesise a ship General Arrangement (G, A.), considering both safety and the human element.
- Apply design tools and synthesise information to assess economic and environmental viability of the ship design.
- Estimate suitable dimensions for a new ship design to meet specified design requirements
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- M2/C2 Undertake tutorial questions and assessed assignments on design of ships this includes analysing data to complete design assignments. Assignments involve ship dimensioning and intact and probability stability M4/C4 Read and understand a MAIB reports and working in a group summarize accident outcome and conclusions and present outcomes in an assessed PP. Study various ship general arrangements and understand relevance of design decisions to each ship and apply appropriately to their own assesed General Arrangement design. M5/C5 Individually complete an original and efficient layout of a ship and submit for summative assessment. Making optimum use of space available and looking to meet the design specification for the ship in terms of, for example, cargo capacity and endurance and speed. Apply IMO standards for ship and crew safety and the protection of the marine environment. Layout should also reflect appropriate accommodation standards and ship physical security requirements.Understand the hierarchy and management structure which exists in ship operations and the importance of a management structure for safe ship operations. Classification standards for subdivision will also be applied. M13/C13 Select and include in assessed General Arrangement appropriate main and auxiliary machinery and deck equipment and arrange them to be functionally efficient. M16/C16 Work on assignments both in a group and individually. When working in a group highlight contribution to the work made by each member of the team. C1 For design assessment use data supplied on various ships use mathematics and statistical methods to arrive at an optimum design solution to meet prescribed requirements C6 Ship design is a systems design approach so in completing the general arrangement students look at the overall design but break down into function driven components. In addition for effective completion of the assignment students need to be aware of the stakeholders in shipping and their importance in the design and operation of shipping. C7 Apply MARPOL requirements and accommodation standards in the design assignment. Be aware of application of these requirements on design. C9 Look at a MAIB report and , working in a group, summarize the risk and outcome and where safety measures were missed and present conculsions in a PP. Be aware of global marine accidents and their impact on current legislation to protect marine environment and ship and crew safety.
Lectures: 24 lectures on Ship Design and Economics.
- Introduction to ship design and operation.
- Safety considerations in ship design.
- Technical ship design.
- Economic and environmentally sustainable assessment of design solutions.
- Safety and risk analysis techniques.
- Human element considerations in design
Coursework: 24 contact hours. Preliminary Ship Design Study:
- Use ship design software to carry out various investigations illustrating technical design and economic aspects, together with simple optimisation studies.
- Complete a General Arrangement (G.A.) of a ship where you subdivide and layout a ship ensuring the design meets a given commercial requirement and statutory (including stability) and regulatory requirements.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching methods include
- Lectures supported by example sheets.
- Supervised design office sessions
Learning activities include:
- Individual work on ship calculations/examples.
- Individual work on using ship design software to carry out techno-economic and naval architecture calculations.
- Use of drafting software to showcase your design solution.
- Consideration of the human element in design
- Assessment of the sustainability of the design solution.
- Reading and applying Statutory and Regulatory requirements
- Development of skills in sharing information appropriately and succinctly.
- Directed reading/independent learning.
|Wider reading or practice
|Practical classes and workshops
|Preparation for scheduled sessions
|Completion of assessment task
|Total study time
Resources & Reading list
Various publications of manufacturers. such as engines, deck cranes, deck and mooring machinery and life lifeboats.
International Labour Conference.. Maritime Labour Convention 2006
Lloyds Rules and Regulations for classification of ships.
Statutory Regulations. MARPOL, SOLAS, FSS Code, Load Lines and Tonnage Measurement of Ships
Typed lecture notes and presentation slides..
Various papers in the Transactions of RINA, NECIES and SNAME.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External