MECH ENG 7077 - Submarine Naval Architecture Maritime Engineering

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2022

The course will enable students to have a deep understanding of submarine naval architecture from an overall perspective. The naval architect is a technical leader making engineering decisions in the design, manufacture and testing a submarine to ensure that the final product is seaworthy: fit for purpose, safe to operate and environmentally compliant. Students will understand the overall arrangements (3D CAD) of the submarine and how to ensure a design optimum at the whole-of-boat level: it means that all the imbricated systems work together and that the submarine is balanced (weight/buoyancy, electrical/thermal balances etc). This compels to have a holistic view, encompassing all the boat functionalities to be able to make educated decisions across domains and submarine systems led by separate experts. The course will focus on hydrodynamics and stability, structural design, but also energy propulsion systems and, always, safety considerations. As submarines are specific military assets, this course will also explore stealth (undetectability) with acoustic and electromagnetic signatures in details. Classification society rules will be explained in that specific context. As a consequence, this course will empower the student with an ability to comprehend the whole technical aspects that would be needed to prepare them for the highest levels of Engineering Authority for submarines. Students will learn how to use professional software such as Paramarine The course is based on worldwide leading submarine design houses' philosophies and as such, is unique not only in Australia but also at a world class level.

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