MECH ENG 7048 - Introduction to Naval Ship Engineering
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code MECH ENG 7048 Course Introduction to Naval Ship Engineering Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact One week intensive Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible MECH ENG 7042 Restrictions Available to Masters, Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Marine Engineering students only Course Description General introduction to naval ships and the operational requirements for naval ships, the naval ships design and development process and all its phases, buoyancy and stability, powering and manoeuvring, material aspects, the naval ship systems: electrical, mechanical, combat, weapons and safety systems.
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COURSE DELIVERY MODE:
it is a mix of weekly lectures (livestream and recorded but preferred face-to-face attendance if possible) and of an intensive period around mid-semester.
For REMOTE LEARNING STUDENTS:
Depending on your time zone (Canada/USA - Europe), there will be specific timeslots to catch-up live with the course coordinator.
- formative assignments ( not counting towards final grade): there will be several formative quizzes for students to check their learning
- summative assessments:
- a Quiz,
- a Report to introduce a navy ship class,
- A report on a navy ship accident,
- a Project with:
- a concept of operation (CONOPS) for a new ship (with tutored sessions to support its development),
- a presentation of the Conops in a seminar,
- an open book exam.
There will be a timeslot at the end of the semester to present the students' ship concept of operations.
The conops will be used for MECH ENG7065 if the student is pursuing a subsequent semester.
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Identify navy ships and design philosophies worldwide 2 Explain the systems engineering approach in the context of ships and their systems. 3 Summarize the various balances to reach in order to prepare seaworthiness demonstration - feasibility. 4 Apply the design process to carry out the first part of a feasibility phase on a concept ship project. 5 Compare and calculate top-level performances on ships . 6 Evaluate the fitness for purpose and safety of ship systems . 7 Develop a set of requirements for a ship to ultimately safely design a concept.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
1 – 2 – 3 – 6 - 7
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
2 – 3 – 4 – 5 - 7
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
1 – 2 – 4 – 6 - 7
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
2 – 4 – 6 - 7
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
Attribute 6: Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural competency
Graduates have an understanding of, and respect for, Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values, culture and knowledge.
Attribute 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital society.
2 – 3 – 5 - 7
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
2 – 6 - 7
Course notes – these are essential and required.
Text book: Basic Ship Theory Volumes 1 &2 by Rawson and Tupper, Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann
See list provided with the course notes
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
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The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Course Synopsis: General introduction to naval ships and the operational requirements for naval ships, the naval ships design and development process and all its phases, buoyancy and stability, powering and manoeuvring, material aspects, the naval ship systems: electrical, mechanical, combat, weapons and safety systems
Learning Activities Summary
SHIP TYPES, REQUIREMENTS & DESIGN DRIVERS (8.5%)
- Various types of ships; Frigates, Patrol Craft, Aircraft Carriers, AWD, etc
- Examples (basic monohull and specialised hulls)
- Roles of Naval Ships
- Operational Requirements
- Concept of Operations
- Design for production
- System integration
- Project lifecycle
SHIP DESIGN DEVELOPMENT (10.5%)
- Process overview (Basic Ship Theory Intro)
- Classification Societies and International Regulations (IMO, SOLAS)
- Basic Geometry (coping with irregular shapes)
- Design development process (conceptual phase; system design phase; detail design phase; construction phase; verification phase)
- Phases of design process
- Design Spiral (all phases)
CONCEPTUAL DESIGN (6.5%)
- Requirements Analysis
- Hull selection/shape
- Principal dimensions
- General Arrangement
- Parametric Data
- Propulsion Train
- Concept Layout
- Powering / propulsion
- Structural / shock / weight
- Watertight subdivision
- Motions / manoeuvring
BUOYANCY AND STABILITY (6.5%)
- Archimedes Principle
- Buoyancy and hydrostatic data
- Effect on motions
- Initial stability
- Cross curves of stability
- Dynamic stability
- Inclining experiment
- Damage stability
THE SHIP GRIDER (6.5%)
- Principles of design
- Material Considerations
POWERING AND MANOUEVERING OF SHIPS (6.5%)
- Model testing
- Types of propulsion
- Propeller issues
- Ship handling
- Modifying dynamic stability
- Design parameters
SHIPS CONTROL SYSTEM (4%)
- System of systems
- Design consideration
- Design rules
ELECTRICAL POWER AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (2%)
- Power conversion and distribution
- General electrical requirements
- Electrical cable installation
- Load chart
- Design against uncontrolled release of electrical energy
MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (8.5%)
- Safety systems
- Habitability systems
- Cooling systems
- Bilge systems
- Material Issues
- Anti fouling & marine growth
SHIP ENVIRONMENTAL & HUMAN FACTORS (2%)
- The external environment
- Vibration & noise
- Human factors
SAFETY ENGINEERING (4%)
- Why safety programs?
- What is safety engineering?
- Risk management
- Safety lifecycle
- Identifying hazards & controls
- Safety of Life at Sea
- Vulnerability of warships
COMBAT, NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (8.5%)
- Detection and tracking
- Classification and engagement
- Position fixing and positioning system
- Sound navigation and ranging (SONAR)
- What are Comms Systems?
- Communication capabilities: Inboard &Outboard
- Security constraints
WEAPONS SYSTEMS (4%)
- Functional requirements
- Weapon discharge system
- Weapon handling and stowage systems
This will involve the development of a pre-concept for a naval ship. The project will be conducted in groups and the results shall be documented and be presented during the last sessions of the course.
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