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.
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Mr Paul Furness|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Calculate hydrostatic data for any floating structure and predict the influence of geometric parameters on a vessel’s transverse stability and trim characteristics
- Assess and interpret a vessel’s response to any loading condition from lever and moment curves
- Calculate and assess a vessel’s damage stability response
- Undertake an inclining experiment according to industry best practice and IMO regulatory requirements
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4 hours Lectures weekly, Laboratory as advised
|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (centrally) (60%)|Test or quiz (20%)|Assignment (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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