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Part of the Department of Ocean Engineering and Naval Architecture
Naval architecture
Navigator of the Seas

Naval Architecture is an engineering discipline dealing with the design, construction and repair of marine vehicles. Marine vehicles may include ships, which move on the surface of water, submarines which move within water, and air cushion vehicles which move over an air cushion above water. Of these, ships were built and designed from much earler than other types of vehicles, hence most of the theory of Naval Architecture is from the point of view of applicability to the design and construction of ships. These concepts are then extended to other forms of marine vehicles.


The following courses are available in this department.

This course introduces the form of a ship, how the form is described using drawings, principal parameters to describe a ship, concept of buoyancy, hydrostatic properties, concept of stability, curves describing stability, stability in damaged condition. This is a basic course for first year of study.
This course introduces the concept of resistance of a ship, components of resistance, parameters of resistance, model testing, estimation of skin friction, wave making resistance, shallow water effects, appendage resistance, air resistance.
This course introduces propulsion systems, ship powering efficiency, propeller geometry, model testing, propeller theory, propeller in open water, propeller behind hull, propeller desing.
This course deals with the structure of a ship, loads on a ship, structural design.
Response of a ship, Response of a ship in regular waves, Response in irregular waves.
Stability, equations of motion, hydrodynamic coefficients, turning circle, zig zag maneuver, other maneuvers.
Systems on board the ship, engine, lubrication, fuel, cooling, cargo handling, accomodation, fire and safety,
Process of design, types of ships, design considerations, lines plan, general arrangement, structural design, model testing
Shipyards, production methods, production planning, hull construction, outfitting.
Revisiting resistance, definition of high speed, ways to attain high speed, high speed displacement craft, planning craft, hydrofoil craft, air cushion vehicles
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External Resources
  • Principles of Naval Architecture (2nd Rev.); Lewis, E.V., 1989, SNAME New York