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This unit provides students with knowledge of the fundamental concepts of statical stability and trim of intact and damaged floating structures and the associated practical implications and applications within a regulated environment.

This is a unit pivotal to an adequate knowledge within any maritime-based engineering degree. The unit provides the ability to determine the response of any floating structure to changes in its geometry and weight distribution and hence forms one foundation for subsequent design and operations related units within the student's respective course.

Summary 2021

Unit name Hydrostatics
Unit code JEE225
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Paul Furness

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No



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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Calculate hydrostatic data for any floating structure and predict the influence of geometric parameters on a vessel’s transverse stability and trim characteristics.

ILO 2 Assess and interpret a vessel’s response to any loading condition from lever and moment curves.

ILO 3 Calculate and assess a vessel’s damage stability response.

ILO 4 Undertake an inclining experiment according to industry best practice and IMO regulatory requirements.




Teaching Pattern

4 hours Lectures weekly, Laboratory as advised


Exam 60%, Class tests 20%, Assignments 20%

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