Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering
EN245: Principles of Ocean Systems Engineering
Catalog Description • Textbook • References • Goals • Prerequisites • Class Topics • Computer Usage • Laboratory Projects
EN245 Principles of Ocean Systems Engineering (2-2-3).This course introduces new students in the Ocean Engineering (EOE) major to general problems and design practices related to the ocean environment. Specifically, the course focuses on the analysis of a floating offshore structure and the design of a small, submersible vehicle. Other major topics in the course include hydrostatics, stability, heave motion analysis, and solid-model design. This course emphasizes hands-on laboratory experiments and computer-aided design (CAD).
SolidWorks 2017 for Designers, Sham Tickoo (2017), CADCIM Technologies, ISBN 978-1-942689-75-1
Class notes, laboratory handouts, and term-project handouts.
- Apply basic engineering principles to the analysis of ocean systems.
- Apply the principles of hydrostatics and stability to both surfaced and submerged structures/vehicles.
- Employ computer applications to solve engineering problems.
- Conduct an experiment, reduce the associated data, and write a technical lab report.
- Design an ocean system capable of meeting a prescribed mission.
EM211, Statics (Co-Requisite)
- Floating Body Hydrostatics
- Submerged Body Hydrostatics
- Computer-Aided Design
- Physical Modeling and Experimentation
- Engineering Design
- Introduction to Spreadsheet Programming and Data Processing (Microsoft Excel)
- Computer-Aided Design (SolidWorks)
- Laboratory Write-Up Formatting, Embedding Tables, Figures, and Equations (Microsoft Word)
- Hydromechanics Laboratory: Archimedes' Principle
- Classroom: Centroids
- Hydromechanics Laboratory: Inclining Experiment
- Hydromechanics Laboratory: Heave Motions
Current Course Multimedia
- ROV Navigating Various Submerged Obstacles 1 (NAHL Ballast Tank, Fall 2017)
- ROV Navigating Various Submerged Obstacles 2 (NAHL Ballast Tank, Fall 2017)
- ROV Monitoring Another ROV (NAHL Ballast Tank, Fall 2017)