Unit 03. Naval Architecture & Stability
Traditionally naval architecture was regarded more as a craft than a science with a hull form derived from half block models and much store being held in the saying “if it looks right, it is right”. However, as ships and other floating structures developed both in size and complexity the craft developed into a science and the naval architect of the twenty first century is very much a multi-disciplined professional.
A marine surveyor has a responsibility to inspect and comment on the structure, machinery and systems of vessels both existing and under construction; making recommendations, if necessary, for the rectification of defects. The surveyor can on occasions be requested to advise on modifications to craft or their suitability for a particular duty and it is for this reason, among others, that a marine surveyor needs a basic understanding of the principles of naval architecture.
The aim of this module is to provide the student with a grounding in the fundamentals of marine craft and floating structure design, in particular the basic scientific principles and mathematics so that a realistic assessment of a vessel’s suitability for purpose can be derived.
The areas covered in this unit include:
• Shape and Size Definitions • Tonnage • The Calculation of Areas and Volumes • Moments and Centres • Stability • Resistance and Propulsion
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