1 x 120-minute lecture-1 weekly
1 x 60-minute lecture-2 weekly
1 x 60-minute tutorial weekly
2 x 180-minute laboratories per semester
1 of MATH1122, MATH1204
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR8841 has been successfully completed
Topic description
Geometry of surface vessels; Tabular methods of integration; Mass addition, removal and transfer; Elementary principle of transverse intact stability; Heeling moments and angles, and free surface effects; Inclining experiment; Elementary principles of trim; The Intact Stability Booklet; partially-afloat condition; Damage stability.
Educational aims
This topic aims to ensure that the students understand the following:

  1. Fundamentals of hydrostatics and concepts of statical stability, and trim of intact and damaged vessels
  2. Introduction to the practical implications and applications of hydrostatic concepts
  3. Generation of all relevant stability criteria data required for both design development and operational purposes
  4. Introduction and development of a working knowledge of stability regulations
Expected learning outcomes
At the completion of the topic, students are expected to be able to:

  1. Calculate hydrostatic data for any floating structure and predict the influence of geometric parameters on a vessel's stability characteristics
  2. Interpret a vessel's response to any loading condition from lever and moment curves
  3. Calculate and assess a vessel's damage stability response
  4. Undertake an inclining experiment according to industry best practice