Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course the student:

Is familiar with physical scaling approaches, And their role in model-scale testing

Is aware of basic measurement technology, data processing methods, measurement system setup and its impact on the experimental outcomes

Is aware of model ice preparation methods and the significance of certain physical processes that govern the model ice production

Understands the requirements and possibilities to model different ice conditions in the model testing basin

Understands the limitations of up-scaling model-scale tests and challenges in model testing

Has demonstrated the ability to plan and conduct an experiment in the model ice basin (work in small groups)

Can apply ice model tests for a ship design project 

Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 11.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pentti Kujala, Pentti Kujala

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pentti Kujala, Pentti Kujala

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Scaling methods, measurement technology, basic (model) ice physics, meausrement methods in model scale for ship resistance, ice model testing, experiments for performance assessments of ships in ice, sources of information

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Assignments (individual work and/or group work), experiments in Aalto Ice Tank  and calculations, seminar presentation, report

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures: 8 (4*2h)

    Study material: 24 (6*6h)

    Instructed exercises: 8 (1*8h)

    Analysis of test results 40 h

    Writing a report of the tests 40 h

    Presentation of the test results 10 h


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes, additional materials (selected dissertations on related topics, related journal articles and conference papers etc.) to be announced

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    13 Climate Action