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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.

Course content:

  • General design aspects
  • Loads on marine structures
  • Analysis of stress and deflection of hull girder and substructures
  • Load-carrying capability and structural performance
  • Reliability
  • Material selection and production

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 , Assistant professor
heikki.remes(at)aalto.fi

Contact persons for applications

FITech
Pilvi Lempiäinen , Head of study services
pilvi.lempiainen(at)fitech.io
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Mechanical engineering
Course code:
MEC-E2007
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
1.3.–4.6.2021
Application deadline:
22.2.2021
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Blended,
Contact
Place of contact learning:
Espoo
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
B.Sc. studies + mathematics, mechanics (dynamics, solids), course Principles of naval architecture
Study suitable for:
M.Sc. students with mechanical, aeronautical or civil engineering backgrounds
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