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:

  • Fundamentals of hydrostatics and concepts of statical stability, and trim of intact and damaged vessels
  • Introduction to the practical implications and applications of hydrostatic concepts
  • Generation of all relevant stability criteria data required for both design development and operational purposes
  • Introduction and development of a working knowledge of stability regulations
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be 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