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.
|Resistance and Propulsion
|College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
|Associate Professor Michael Woodward
|Available as an elective?
|University of Tasmania
- International students
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- Combine the components of resistance to determine the total resistance of a ship hull.
- Analyse the performance of marine propulsion devices in open water and when interacting with a hull form
- Apply experimental, empirical and extrapolation methods to evaluate the performance of ships at full-scale.
- Evaluate the application and limitations of engineering estimation methods for determining ship powering requirements
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|Domestic Full Fee 4
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2 hours learning workshop weekly, 2 hours tutorial workshop weekly, Experimental Laboratories as advised.
|Class test (15%)|Design & Optimisation (15%)|Lab Report (15%)|Scenario (15%)|Final Exam (40%)
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