Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.02.2019 - 23.05.2019

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Heikki Remes

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

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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) and 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).

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

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.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures, Workshop, Assignments, Exam

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 24h
Workshop: 12h
Home assignments: 50h
Studying materials: 40h
Preparing for exams: 10h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

A. Mansour & D. Liu, ”Strength of Ships and Ocean Structures”, The Principles of Naval Architecture Series, SNAME 2008; Richard Lee Storch et al. Ship production (Selected chapters), SNAME 2015; Lecture notes; Selected articles

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kul-24.4120 Ship Structural Design

Prerequisites (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

MEC-E1004 Principles of Naval Architecture,

MEC-E1030 Random loads and processes (recommended)


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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