- Introduction to stability of ships and floating structures, including; hydrostatic equilibrium of a floating body and intact stability regulations, including internal weight movement's e.g. heavy-lift.
- External forces - environmental modelling.
- Linear and nonlinear dynamic stability, parametric roll - Mathieu-effect, stability in flooding and damage condition and instability of ships.
- Probabilistic assessments of ship and semisubmersibles rig capsize. And the probabilistic regulatory framework.
- Stability aspect related to various ship and floating structures. Such as optimization of aspect related to design and operational characteristics, applicability of rules and regulations.
- Computer methods. Use of relevant software, e.g. MATLAB or NAPA, for calculations and for visualizations.
- Use of a model tank for assignments and tutorials/lab-demos, using different ship models.
- Revision and analysis of typical critical scenarios and accidents investigation. Stability aspects of various operational situations, such as; Heavy lift, rig-moves and anchor handling, high-speed vessels, towing, icing, sub-sea operations, fishing, aquaculture, offshore vessels, passenger and ro-ro vessel, bulk and semisubmersibles bulk and ice breakers.
- Design for safety.
The student have:
- A thorough knowledge and understanding of the theoretical concepts of intact and damage stability.
- Thorough knowledge and understanding of static and dynamic stability.
- Knowledge of the regulatory framework in deterministic and probabilistic damage stability.
- Understanding how waves and external forces influence the stability of all seagoing vessels.
- Understanding of stability issues, of various vessels and floating structures, related to their design and operation.
- Knowledge to conduct analysis of typical selected accidents and damage cases, and a thorough understanding of how this affects critical stability factors.
The student is:
- Able to carry out and make use of existing knowledge and theories of ship stability, in real situations.
- Able to analysis intact and damage stability.
- Able to analysis static and dynamic stability.
- Able to use the regulatory framework in deterministic and probabilistic damage stability.
- Able to analysis how external forces influence the stability of all seagoing vessel.
- Be able to analyse stability in critical scenarios and accidents.
The student is:
- Able to utilize stability aspects and use appropriate theories to identify critical risk factors of ships and floating structures.
- Able to reflect on their professional practice, work in groups, manage report writing, presentation, and function in a multi-disciplinary team.
The course requires a bachelor in nautical science, or other equivalent qualifications.