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Course Name
Turkish Gemi Teorisi
English Ship Theory
Course Code
DEN 341E Credit Lecture
Semester 5
3 3 1 -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Hakan Akyıldız
Course Objectives 1. To provide an understanding of engineering fundamentals
2. To provide an understanding of basic hydrostatics and stability, both intact and damaged, of ships and
marine vehicles
3. To offer various solution techniques to estimate the hydrostatics and stability properties
of ships and marine vehicles
4. To offer various solution techniques to estimate the launching characteristics of ships and marine
5. To provide the ability to assess the safety of ships and marine vehicles in accordance with national
and international safety regulations.
Course Description Area, volume, centre of gravity of calculations. Approximate calculations of area, volume and
centroids. Hydrostatic curves. Initial stability. Effect of weight movements. Stability at large
angles. Free surface effect. Inclining experiment. Dynamic stability. Stability when grounded
and stability in waves. Stability criteria. Longitudinal stability and trim calculations. Flooding
calculations. Permeability. International rules for subdivision of ships. Damaged stability.
Launching calculations. Statics and dynamics of launching. Pressure calculations.
Course Outcomes 1. Be familiar with the concepts of ship stability
2. Perform ship stability calculations
3. Be familiar with relevant international stability criteria
4. Develop leadership characteristics and able to carry on research on ship stability
Pre-requisite(s) GEM 211/ GEM 211E & DEN 111/ DEN 111E
Required Facilities excel, word, autocad
Furthermore, students are encouraged to use computers programs for computational
Textbook Akyıldız, H., Ship and marine structures hydrostatics and stability, Solved Problems, 2010, GMO Publications
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