Each student reads the given material independently. The reading is supported by periodical meetings with the teaching staff. It is recommended that the students form a reading circle, which meets regularly to discuss the reading. The material covered during the course is listed at the end of this page. In order to facilitate the reading, the reading is divided into three parts covering 1. The fundamental theory and equations, 2. The numerical solution of the governing equations, 3. Hull form development based on flow analysis.
It is suggested that the meetings with the teaching staff are scheduled based on the aforementioned themes, i.e. one joint meeting after each theme is covered. It is up to the students to propose a common date for a two-hour meeting, in which the teaching staff clarifies any possible misunderstandings and provides additional details based on the needs of the students.
You write a short report (maximum of 10 pages) on the reading, which is assessed. The purpose of the report is to make you digest the material more deeply, as you need to present the main ideas in your own words. The report should summarise the topics that you consider most important. It should also highlight concepts and details that you consider difficult or topics that have remained unclear. The report should be divided into three sections based on the themes described above. The idea is that you write the report progressively as you read through the material. We can then use the topics that you have highlighted in the reports as basis for discussion during the common meetings. The assessment of the report is based on both how well you have summarised the material and how well you have reflected your knowledge against the material.
Sections to be read
The sections to be read are listed below. The focus is on the should know type knowledge which is the main reading on the course. PNA refers to Larson and Raven (2010), Principles of Naval Architecture Series - Ship Resistance and Flow, whereas PSH refers to Bertram (2011), Practical Ship Hydrodynamics.
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||PNA: 4, 5.1-5.7, 6.4-6.7
||Chapter 9 is very heavy with a huge number of details. Particularly sections 9.5-9.6 are challenging unless you have a strong background in mathematics and have some familiarity with potential flow based methods. The importance of sections
9.5-9.6 depends on what you plan to do. Potential flow based methods are still very popular particularly in seakeeping studies and variable fidelity optimisation.
Note also that many of the details related to the discretisation of the governing equations have been covered on the MEC-E1020 course. There is also overlap with the MEC-E2012 Computational Fluid Modelling course, so if you are taking both courses, you can freely balance the reading between these two courses.
|3|| PNA: 11.5-11.6
||Note that large part of the topics in the other sections of Chapter 11 have been covered in MEC-E1004 Principles of Naval Architecture and MEC-E2001 Ship hydrodynamics courses. However, if you need support for the hull form improvement part
of the assignment, the other sections are a good place to start.