Ship Design and Propulsion - NAVL3120

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering

School: School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: NAVL3610

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Development of ships and shipbuilding. Ship types. Methods of ship design. Estimation of a ship’s dimensions, weights, and capacity. Computer-aided representation of hull shape and drawings. Load lines and freeboard. Tonnage. The ocean environment and seakeeping.

Practical design and layout of modern high-speed vessels. Principal characteristics of monohulls and catamarans in terms of navigation, passenger accommodation, vehicles and cargo handling. Impact of safety considerations and classification society rules.


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