Developing the overall design of a marine craft to meet owner’s requirements together with relevant statutory regulations is fundamental to the practice of naval architecture. This module entails the development of a marine craft design to concept stage, taking due account of the owner’s requirements and craft mission to derive craft dimensions and operating characteristics. The design is developed in sufficient detail to allow preliminary weight and cost estimates to be made and checks against statutory regulations for safety and environmental performance to be conducted. Students work as a design team, with each responsible for individual technical and managerial aspects of design, working together to integrate components. Regular ‘design review’ interviews are held throughout the module.
Pre-requisite module/s: SESS2017 (or equivalent)