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EN476: Ship Design II

Catalog Description

EN376 Ship Design II (0-6-3).

In this course, which represents the culmination of an undergraduate naval architecture program, the student apples engineering skills to the preliminary design of a ship.


Ship Design and Construction, 2 vols., SNAME, 2003


  1. Be able to exercise his or her technical background by application to the design of a complex system - namely a ship.
  2. Be able to budget a limited amount of time and effort toward the solution of an open-ended design problem.
  3. Know how to seek out and obtain information from sources other than standard textbooks.
  4. Have experience in the oral presentation of a technical problem and its solution.
  5. Have the ability to produce a ship design solution which shows good engineering judgment, is technically sound, fiscally feasible, and aesthetically pleasing.


EN471 Ship Design I, NAOE Department

Class Topics

  1. Engineering design principles
  2. Design management - GANTT charts - man-hour estimating - product definition
  3. Ship design - mission statement, COR
  4. Intro to project vessel type
  5. Project written portion descriptions, parametric analysis
  6. Parametric Analysis
  7. General arrangements and weights (LS, BO, variable, FD)
  8. Parametric Analysis - design lanes, target values
  9. CAD
  10. Loadlines, basic stability, basic hydrostatics
  11. General arrangements/ weights/ hull lines
  12. Stability analyses (subdivision)
  13. Propulsion system selection and powering estimate (EHP to BHP)
  14. Propulsion system layout
  15. Propeller and reduction gear selection
  16. Piping Schematic
  17. Electrical schematic and load analysis
  18. Rudder design
  19. Structural analysis - primary, secondary, tertiary (Gerr, ABS)
  20. Structural material options - drawings
  21. Seakeeping
  22. Cost estimating
  23. Manning

Laboratory Projects

All laboratory time is spent by the students working on their design under the instructor’s and mentor’s supervision.

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