SHIP BUOYANCY AND STABILITY

SHIP BUOYANCY AND STABILITY

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Code
60507
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 2nd year of 8721 Pleasure Craft Engineering (L-9) LA SPEZIA

6 credits during the 2nd year of 9274 Product and nautical design (L-4) LA SPEZIA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ING-IND/01
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
LA SPEZIA (Pleasure Craft Engineering)
semester
2° Semester
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of the course is to provide knowledge of the concepts and issues regarding the buoyancy , balance and stability of a floating body .

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Concepts related to floatability, equilibrium and stability of a floating body

Teaching methods

The course is composed by theoretical lectures and courseworks.

Teaching mode will be defined during the year, considering the status of COVID emergency.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

The course provides the concepts and tools in order to evaluate the geometrical characteristics of an hull and to solve the problem of equilibrium of weight and buoyancy, considering also equilibrium stability.

 

The first part of the course deals with the definition of the geometrical elements (hull centres and equations); the second part is devoted to the equilibrium equations and the evaluation of stability; the third part is related to typical applications (weight loading or unloading, weight movements, etc.).  

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

“Principles of Naval Architecture” SNAME

“Appunti di Disegno Navale” Prof. Carlo Podenzana-Bonvino

Other notes provided during lectures

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students are recieved on appointment, contacting via e-mail (michele.viviani@unige.it) or phone (010 3532547)

Exam Board

MARCO FERRANDO (President)

DIEGO VILLA

MICHELE VIVIANI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course is composed by theoretical lectures and courseworks.

Teaching mode will be defined during the year, considering the status of COVID emergency.

LESSONS START

Second semester

EXAMS

Exam description

The student learning is assessed on the base of a profit exam composed by a written and an oral test.
There are three examinations for students in the summer session (June, July and September) and two in the winter session (January and February).
In addition to this, there are some further exams for students not in the due course.
The written test consists of an exercise related to the equilibrium and stability problems of the ship illustrated during the course.
Candidates must have for the exam checkered protocol sheets, pens, pencils, eraser and other drawing tools, as well as a calculator. Use of notes is allowed, and laptops or mobile phones are not allowed.
The results of the written test are published on AulaWeb, usually 5-7 days after the written date, depending on the number of participants.
The oral exam consists of one or two questions on topics covered during lectures.

Assessment methods

The written test aims to ascertain the ability to solve engineering problems which can be faced in two to three hours, with the use of simple calculation means (calculator with the four operations and simple mathematical functions), focusing attention on the classic problems of ship stability.
The oral exam consists of one or two questions on topics covered during lectures.
The combination of answers in the oral exam and the written test allow to ascertain whether the student has acquired the notions and techniques illustrated during the lessons.

 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
10/02/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
17/02/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
04/06/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
09/06/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
09/07/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
16/07/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale
09/09/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Scritto
16/09/2021 09:00 LA SPEZIA Orale