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Winter navigation

Individual course

The aim is to introduce the student to winter navigation system in the Baltic Sea and basic principles for ship power requirements and hull ice-strengthening. After the course, students understand the definition of various ice conditions and their effects on the ship design, hull shape, power requirements, navigation in ice and safety of ships.

Power requirements need a comprehensive knowledge of the various methods to calculate the ship resistance in varying ice conditions such as level ice, ridged ice and ice channels. For the hull design, most important is to know how to calculate the ice induced loads on the hull. In addition the principles of model scale testing in ice are introduced.

The assessment will consist of weekly exercises, the group work and the exam.

Work load:

  • Lectures: 2 hours/week, 12 hours in total
  • Exercises: 4 hours/week, 24 hours in total
  • Group work: 24 hours
  • Studying materials: 50 hours
  • Preparing for the exam: 20 hours

More info in Aalto University’s WebOodi course page.

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Pentti Kujala , Professor of practice
pentti.kujala(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-E4001
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
11.1.–26.2.2021
Application deadline:
Application dates will be announced later
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 + courses Principles of naval architecture & Ship Systems
Study suitable for:
M.Sc. students with mechanical, aeronautical or civil engineering backgrounds
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