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
Enrolment not permitted
ENGR2776 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 have a solid, practical understanding of the following:

  • Fundamentals of hydrostatics and concepts of static stability, and trim of intact and damaged vessels
  • 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. Explain and derive the principles of hydrostatic parameters
  2. Calculate hydrostatic data for any hull form and predict the influence of hull form parameters on the stability characteristics of a vessel
  3. Interpret the response of a vessel to any loading condition from lever and moment curves
  4. Calculate and assess the damage stability response of a vessel
  5. Conduct an inclining experiment in accordance with industry best practice
  6. Generate a trim and stability booklet compliant with Administration standards
  7. Understand the open areas of research in hydrostatics and/or how the principles of hydrostatics are applied in practice