Ship Structures 1 - NAVL3410

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: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite:MATH2019 and MMAN2400

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Ship Construction - materials,welding and cutting, shipyard practice and major ship structural components. Influence of classification society rules and other regulations on construction details.
Introduction to rationally-based structural design and optimization. Loading and responses in ship and offshore structures. Bending of the hull girder - linear deterministic approach. Statistical predictions of wave-induced loads and hull girder response. Application of (Vlasov) extended beam theory to include non-circular torsion -hull girder analysis of open-deck vessels.
Fatigue and fracture of ship structures - fatigue of welded constructions. S-N curve approach to assess fatigue life of steel and aluminium constructions. Fracture mechanics - basic concepts, prediction of fatigue life, crack growth, inspection and maintenance requirements. Application to ship structural joints.


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