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MECHGN01 Ship Dynamics
|Alt. Codes(s)||MECHM012, MECH4012 (until 2012)|
|UCL Credits/ECTS||30 credits|
|Taught by||Prof G X Wu|
|Dr Tucker (External Lecturer)|
|Dr Bishop (Maths)|
As exemplified by a mechanical, civil, aeronautical or other “mechanical type” engineering degree with strong structures element continued throughout.
Where a candidate has demonstrated the appropriate intellectual capability but is deemed not to have an appropriate background in “mechanical” engineering (i.e. those with typically an electrical engineering degree obtained at a high level (2:1 or 1st class honours)) the pre-requisite units can form part of a pre-qualifying year.
The aim of the course is to give the student an advanced theoretical grounding in one of the fundamental analytical discipline fields of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering. Other fields are structural design and hydrodynamics
Present technical work in the following ways:-
Three major items of coursework
Oral - N/A
Participate in a technical discussion of:-
Technical discussion occurs in lectures and tutorials
Lead a technical discussion of:- N/A
- Seakeeping: Ship Behaviour in Rough Weather, Available from RINA, A.R.J.M Lloyd
- Mechanical Vibrations- Theory and Application, Allyn & Bacon, F.S. Tse, I.E. Morse & R.T. Hinkle
- Probabilistic Theory of Ship Dynamics (+), Chapman & Hall, W.G. Price & R.E.D. Bishop
- Structural Dynamics, Wiley, R.R. Craig Random Vibrations & Spectral Analysis, Longman, D.E. Newland
- Dynamics of Offshore Engineering, Bentham Press, M.H. Patel
Probability theory, distributions; Random processes, correlation, spectra; Input-output relations; FFT and simulation techniques.
Waves as a random process; Design spectra, long and short crested seas; Short and long term wave statistics; Ocean wave theories including linear and Stokes 3rd and 5th order theories.
Vibrations of continuous systems. Lagrange's equations; Finite element methods in structural dynamics; Modal analysis, orthogonality, principal co-ordinates; Direct solution techniques in the time domain; Substructuring methods.
Response of Ships to Waves
Skip theory and 2-D hydrodynamic forces; Response to sinusoidal wave; Typical ship results in seaway; Generalised fluid actions and hydroelasticity; Numerical methods for 3-D hydrodynamics; Applications to ships and offshore structures.
Seakeeping equations; Encounter frequency; Roll, roll damping and stabilisation; Influences of excessive motions; Slamming, whipping and springing.
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