Ship structures and construction
If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.
This course is to be applied to and studied as part of the marine technology minor. The course cannot be taken as an 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.
- General design aspects
- Loads on marine structures
- Analysis of stress and deflection of hull girder and substructures
- Load-carrying capability and structural performance
- 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)
- Lectures 24 hours
- Workshop 12 hours
- Home assignments 50 hours
- Studying materials 40 hours
- Preparing for exams 10 hours
Some events are obligatory, see course schedule for details.
More info on Aalto University’s course page.
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