Course detail

Ships and Vessels Design

FSI-QLPAcad. year: 2018/2019

The course is to acquaint students with the basics of building ships and vessels as well as basic concepts and methods of their design. These findings make a necessary foundation for practice in the field of shipbuilding. The course includes the following topics: Shipping and Types of Ships. Basic Parameters and Concepts. Methodology and Process of Ship Designing. Calculation of The Main Dimensions. Technical Vessels (dredgers, tugs, etc.). Hull Shape Designing. Propulsion Designing (motor, propulsive device). General Plan. Marine Equipment and Ancillary Equipment. Ship Ergonomics.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

After graduation from the course students will gain certain knowledge of the basic types of construction of ships and vessels. Furthermore, the student will master basic design skills of the hull, propulsion system and equipment.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course students are required to master the basics of physics, hydromechanics and parts of machinery and equipment.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Eyres, J. D.: Ship Construction, Sixth Edition; Butterworth-Heinemann 2007, ISBN 978-0750680707
Eyres, J. D.: Ship Construction, Sixth Edition; Butterworth-Heinemann 2007, ISBN 978-0750680707
Borský, J.: Projektovanie lodí, Bratislava, 2003.
Borský, J.: Projektovanie lodí, Bratislava, 2003.
Tichý, J., Patek, P.:Teória lode, Bratislava, 2006.
Tichý, J., Patek, P.:Teória lode, Bratislava, 2006.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through lectures explaining the basic principles and theory of the discipline. Exercises are focused on practical topics presented in lectures. Part of the course can be excursions to the companies, which manufacture or operate the equipments from the thematic area of education.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Credit conditions: Active participation in exercises. Delivery of term essay on the subject in a required range. Essay rating of 50 points at least.

Classification of the student: ECTS
excellent (90-100 points),
very good (80-89 points),
good (70-79 points),
satisfactory (60-69 points),
sufficient (50-59 points),
fail (0-49 points).

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Aims

The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basics of design ships and other vessels. In particular, the foundations of their design in terms of shape and strength of hull, maneuverability, choosing equipment and marine propulsion. In addition, the course deals with ancillary equipment and ergonomics of the ships.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Attendance at lectures is recommended, participation in exercises is obligatory. Teaching is being proceeded by weekly plan schedule. Determination of compensation for missed classwork is the responsibility of the exercise manager.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme M2I-P Master's

    branch M-ADI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, optional (voluntary)

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Shipping and Types of Ships.
2. Basic Parameters and Concepts.
3. Methodology and Process of Ship Designing.
4. Calculation of The Main Dimensions.
5. Technical Vessels (dredgers, tugs, etc.).
6. Hull Shape Designing.
7. Propulsion Designing (motor, propulsive device).
8. General Plan.
9. Mass and gravity calculations (calculation of gravity point, transverse and longitudinal balance).
10. Refinement of the preliminary draft (Stability, ability to shipping).
11. Marine Equipment and Ancillary Equipment (Gearing, belt,...).
12. Marine Equipment and Ancillary Equipment (Lighting, refrigeration,...).
13. Ship Ergonomics.

seminars

26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer

Syllabus

1. Hydrostatic patterns of Hull.
2. Terms of buoyancy.
3. The stability of the ship at low angles of inclination.
4. The stability of the ship at large angles of tilt.
5. Ability to resist sinking.
6. Ship strength.
7. Resistance of the ship.
8. Practical method for determining the resistance of ships.
9. Propulsion - the engine.
10. Propulsion - propeller.
11. Fluctuations of the ship.
12. Maneuverability of ships.
13. Excursion.