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Ship structures and construction

Individual course

The aim of the course is to introduce the student how the first principles of mechanics are applied to the ship structural design. After the course the student knows:

  • how the ship structure affects the safety, production and maintainability of the ship (function of ship structure)
  • how the ship is constructed from plates and beams (ship construction method)
  • how the structural design is linked to the other ship design disciplines (structural design principles)
  • how loads, response and strength are connected and when these can be assessed separately for different hierarchical levels (strength analysis of ship hull)
  • how the principles of mechanics are utilized in ship structural design rules and what are the limitations of the rules (limit state analysis in ship structural design)

Work load:

  • Lectures 24 hours
  • Workshop 12 hours
  • Home assignments 50 hours
  • Studying materials 40 hours
  • Preparing for exams 10 hours

More info in Aalto University’s WebOodi course page.

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Heikki Remes
heikki.remes(at)aalto.fi

Contact persons for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Mechanical engineering
Course code:
MEC-E2007
Credits:
5 ECTS
Teaching period:
24.2.–29.5.2020
Application deadline:
17.2.2020
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Level of studies:
Advanced
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
Courses MEC-E1004 Principles of naval architecture, MEC-E1030 Random loads and processes (recommended).
Study suitable for:
Students with mechanical, aeronautical or civil engineering backgrounds