1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
6 x 1-hour laboratories per semester
1 1 of PHYS1332, ENGR1732, PHYS1101, PHYS1205
2 1 of ENGR1711, ENGR1207
Must Satisfy: (1 and 2)
Topic description

DESIGN: Vessel Types. Design Process & Constraints. Design Analyses & Techniques. Hull Form. Introduction to Propulsor Options. Introduction to Prime Mover Options. Introduction to Structural Systems. Primary Deck Machinery and Installation Considerations. Terminologies and Definitions.

CONSTRUCTION: Environmental Framework: Commercial, industrial, legal and regulatory aspects of the ship production industry. Assembly Methodologies: Historical, current and alternative methods adopted in the construction of steel and aluminium vessels. Modular and parallel production methods. Composite Vessel Production: Materials and construction methods for composite vessels and components. Dimensional Control: Referencing moulded dimensions. Symbologies of structural and working drawings. Construction, Launching and Repair Facilities: Shipyard facilities, arrangement and strategic equipment, launching and docking methods. Fabrication Technologies: Cutting, welding and forming technologies. Production and Quality Management: Introduction to the requirement and tools available for production co-ordination and quality assurance.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Provide an introduction to issues influencing a vessel's design
  • Introduce certain fundamental aspects of the rational and engineering approach to marine design
  • Establish an understanding of the considerations essential in the determination of hull characteristics, general arrangement and requisite systems
  • Provide the student with an understanding of the overall philosophy and techniques involved in the manufacture of ships and the context in which the processes are carried out
  • Provide practical experience with commercial surface modelling software and illustrate the scope of Computer Aided Design And Manufacture
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of regulatory, practical and economic constraints on design and production of an ocean vehicle
  2. Develop a concept design based on an appraisal of operational requirements via a clearly structured and rational process
  3. Identify issues regarding the methodology and efficiency of production for any particular vessel and recognise the concepts of ship production system design and main hardware elements of shipyards
  4. Effectively combine the use of conventional design tools with naval architecture design software to produce a limited set of design drawings and models in accordance with industry standards and codes of practice