To provide an understanding and working knowledge of resistance and propulsion of ships. Experimental and theoretical methods are covered with an emphasis on application to design. Students are shown the theory behind these methods and are required to demonstrate usage of the methods (both theory and experiment) to predict resistance and hence propulsion requirements. This unit builds on the knowledge of fluid mechanics and applies it to practical design scenarios.
|Unit name||Resistance and Propulsion|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Associate Professor Michael Woodward|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- estimate, by experimental or basic computational methods, the resistance of and powering requirement for many marine vessels. explain the effects of hull form parameters from basic dimensions (such as beam) to complex hull/fluid interactions (such as a bulbous bow).
- conduct a critical analysis of a research paper on resistance of mono or multi-hull vessel.
- evaluate the process of experimental determination of resistance and powering of an existing hull design and associated propulsion system. demonstrate the skills necessary to perform these tests and report on the findings with reference to errors due to accuracy and repeatability issues. achieve all of these aims within a team of engineers.
- explain the principles of propeller and water-jet operation and carry out a practical propeller design. specifically students must be able to generate, analyse and implement within the design process relationships between thrust, torque, cycles per minute and speed of advance for multiple propulsion system options.
- explain the causes of cavitation, its detrimental effects and how to take steps to prevent it occurring on a propeller and water-jet system.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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3 hours Lectures weekly, 1 hour Tutorial weekly, Experimental Laboratories as advised
|Assessment||Scenario (10%)|Design & Optimisation (15%)|Lab Report (15%)|Class test (10%)|Final Exam (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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