FSD3705 High-speed Craft Structural Design 6.0 credits
Dimensionering av snabba fartyg
A ride with a planing craft in rough seas can be a spectacular experience. High speed also implies large and complex hydrodynamic impact forces and large inertia loads. The craft hull must be strong and stiff enough to carry these loads, still light enough to make the craft efficient from point of view of building cost, load capacity, operational cost, powering, environmental influence, etc. Hence, high-speed craft structural design involves great challenges! This course aims at giving an understanding of the design process for high-speed craft structures, i.e. complex structures with high demands on structural safety and weight optimization. The course give you the possibility to apply your previous knowledge in structure mechanics in a real design scenario, and thereby deepen your theoretical understanding by putting it in a practical context. You will also get the opportunity to develop a design tool for modelling of the principal hydrodynamic performance for planing craft, which is needed as input to the structural design process. The main focus is on high-speed craft and on how to master the above described challenges in high-speed craft structural design. However, many of the treated aspects are general also for other kinds of structures, and the course should therefore also be of interest for participants from fields other than naval architecture.