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.
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:
- Tools and methods used to create an economic and environmentally sound ship design.
- The need to integrate statutory and regulatory requirements into the ship design process.
- Practical application of knowledge to create a viable ship General Arrangement (G.A.).
- The basic tools and methodologies used in the ship design process.
Disciplinary Specific Learning Outcomes
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Estimate suitable dimensions for a new ship design to meet specified design requirements
- Apply the methodology and tools used in the ship design process to synthesise a ship General Arrangement.
- 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 design tools and synthesise information to assess economic and environmental viability of the design.
Lectures: 24 lectures on Ship Design and Economics.
- Introduction to ship design and operation.
- Safety considerations in ship design.
- Technical ship design.
- Economic and environmental assessment of design solutions.
- Safety analysis techniques.
Coursework: 24 contact hours.
General Arrangement and space utilisation 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 a space balanced design which meets statutory 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.
- Accessing and reading statutory and regulatory regulations.
- Individual work on using ship design software to carry out techno-economic and space optimizastio calculations.
- Use of drafting software.
- Development of skills in sharing information appropriately and succinctly.
- Directed reading/independent learning.
|Wider reading or practice||12|
|Completion of assessment task||38|
|Practical classes and workshops||22|
|Preparation for scheduled sessions||12|
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Typed lecture notes and presentation slides..
Statutory Regulations. MARPOL, SOLAS, FSS Code, Load Lines and Tonnage Measurement of Ships
Various publications of manufacturers. such as engines, deck cranes, deck and mooring machinery and life lifeboats.
Various papers in the Transactions of RINA, NECIES and SNAME.
Lloyds Rules and Regulations for classification of ships.
International Labour Conference.. Maritime Labour Convention 2006
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