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GEM 326E - Ship Design

Course Objectives

Definition of various characteristics of ships, economics and design, feasibility study, optimization, sensitivity analysis. Design methods, statistical and systematic design using similar ships and type ship. Creativity in design, decision based design, design synthesis. Ship weight groups and weight classification, capacity calculations, powering, vibration, noise, stability, seakeeping and maneuverability in design. Freeboard and tonnage calculations, national and international rules, regulation and standards, safety, fire safety and lifesaving in design. General arrangement design, presentation of design, quality management in design. Apply CAD programs to the related subjects.

Course Description

1. To introduce engineering design concept and its methods,
2. To present formal methods on creativity and to improve creative thought generation by group work,
3. To establish an understanding of stages, methods and tools for ship design,
4. To improve knowledge on components of a ship, ship types, ship layout and system integration,
5. To introduce social, technical and economic constraints on ship design and to introduce a review of relevant maritime regulations,
6. To establish an ability to analyze requirements of a design and to develop satisfactory alternatives for the problem and to reach a solution by using decision criteria,
7. To improve skills of presentation and report writing on technical and feasibility studies,
8. Additionally ethic and professional responsibilities of a naval architect in the process of ship design are introduced as a vital part of undergraduate education.
9. The course aims to enhance the individual skills as well as group work skills by means of lectures, class assignments and group projects.

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