Module: Ship and Offshore Structures

Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Module number 1500830


Ship and Offshore Structures

Category Content
Module denotation Ship and Offshore Structures
Subtitle MSF 1 07
Module denotation
Schiffs- und Offshorekonstruktionen
Credit points and
amount of work
180 hours
Responsible for module Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Marine Technology
Chair of Ship Structures
Contact Employees at Chair of Ship Structures
Language German
Admission restriction Non
Module level Bachelor - Continuative
Mandatory participation restriction Non
Recommended participation restriction Basic knowledge regarding the modules “Mechanics 1: Static”, “Mechanics 2: Fatigue”, “Fundamentals of Ship Design”.
Assignment (Curricula) B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
B.Sc. Industrial Engineering
Relationship to other professional modules Non
Duration of module 1 Semester
Educational objectives (expertise) Students will adopt basic knowledge and skills to design ship and offshore structures. The scantlings of different structural components have to be determined and dimensioned for a save and economic design. This includes both the basic knowledge of the structural design of ship and offshore structures as well as the application of the fundamentals in structural mechanics.

Content 1. Fundamentals and Requirements
2. Input Data for Design Process
3. Horizontal and Vertical Partitioning of Structures
4. Continuous and Intercostal Substructures
5. Bulkheads and Tanks
6. Design of Corner Joints
7. Rules of Classification Societies
8. Materials, Semi-Finished Products, Production Process
9. Loadings and Reactions of Floating Structures
10. Mass Distribution, Still Water Bending Moment, Longitudinal Strength

Literature - Lecture Notes
- Lamb, Th.: Ship Design and Construction, Vol. 1+2, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 2003+2004
- Lewis, E.V.: Principles of Naval Architecture, Vol. 1, Stability and Strength, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1988

Lecture hours per week per semester (SWS) Lecture 2 SWS
Seminar 2 SWS

Total 4 SWS

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Lecture 1 Lecture / Ship and Offshore Structures
Lecture 2 Seminar / Ship and Offshore Structures
Learning Study of subject related literature, Exercises, Recapitulation of lecture notes
Amount of work for students Attendence 60 hrs.
Preparation for lecture notes and seminars 20 hrs.
Recapitulation of lecture notes 49 hrs.
Exercises 21 hrs.
Preparation for exam 30 hrs.
Total 180 hrs.
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Prerequisites for exam Exercises for exam
Announcement not later than the second week of lectures.
Examination/Requirement for successful termination of the module (type and duration) Examination: Written exam (120 Minutes)
Appointment for exam Appointment for exam as given by specific study and examination regulations.

Assessment of exam Assessment of exam as given by specific study and examination regulations.

Notes Non
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