Applied Naval Architecture for Marine Engineers

Course Description

The course includes general naval architecture nomenclature, ship sizes and geometry, hydrostatic curves, transverse and longitudinal stability calculations, identification of principal structural members, and calculations for ship strength curves. The course also studies resistance relationships between an actual ship and a ship model, ship propulsion design requirements, and sizing of a ship’s engine and power plant.

Entrance Requirements

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Other Objectives


  1. Basic nomenclature
  2. Weight and Tonnage Terms
  3. Ship Hull Form, Stations, Sectional Area Curve
  4. Ship Hull Form properties, Ship's Lines Drawing, Moments
  5. Archimedes Principle, Volume and Displacement
  6. Intro to Hydrostatic Curves
  7. Using Hydrostatic Curves
  8. Flotation & Initial Transverse Stability at small angles, KGB, and Transverse Metacenter, Centers, Righting Arm
  9. Trim & Stability Booklet, Shifting Weights
  10. Adding a Weight
  11. Removing a Weight
  12. Transverse Stability at large angles of heel,
  13. Static Stability Curve
  14. Cross Curves of Stability
  15. Effect of Free Surface on GM, Correction to assumed KG for Free Surface Effect
  16. Inclining Experiment
  17. Longitudinal Trim & Stability
  18. Flooding and Subdivision
  19. Ship Structure & nomenclature
  20. Ship Strength - Weight curve, Buoyancy curve
  21. Ship Strength curves
  22. Bending Stress, Moment of Inertia
  23. Ship Strength, primary and secondary hull loads
  24. Ship Strength - required Section Modulus
  25. Ship Resistance and Modeling
  26. Ship Propulsion Horsepowers

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