SD2703 Marine Dynamics 8.0 credits

Marin dynamik

In this course the dynamic interaction between water and ships is studied in the two subtopics seakeeping and manoeuvrability. The course is building on and deepens your knowledge from previous courses in mechanics and mathematics, and offers training in approaching and solve complex engineering tasks and communicating technical analysis and results.

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

  • Grading scale

    A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.

Intended learning outcomes

The learning objectives are that you after finishing the course should be able to

  • explain how the dimensions, geometry and mass distribution of a ship influences its seakeeping and manoeuvrability characteristics,
  • experimentally evaluate a ships roll characteristics and manoeuvrability,
  • model water waves, hydrodynamically as well as probabilistically,
  • formulate and solve linear and non-linear equations of motions for a ship in a seaway and for manoeuvres in calm water,
  • use the equations of motions to analyse a ships course stability and manoeuvrability,
  • use the equations of motions and probabilistic wave theory to evaluate a ships seakeeping characteristics and operability in a seaway,
  • present technical work in writing, in line with standard requirements on content, disposition and language.

Course main content

Experimental evaluation of a roll motion, course stability, and manoeuvrability in full scale during a visit on board a ship. Hydromechanic and probabilistic modelling of water waves. Analytical and numerical analysis of ships motions, seakeeping and manoeuvring. Project where each student evaluate and improve the seakeeping and manoeuvring characteristics for a certain ship.


Base programme T, M, P, F or equivalent.


Course binder, Garme, Kuttenkeuler & Rosén.


  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 6.0, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Requirements for final grade

Project home work (ÖVN1).

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering


Karl Garme ( tel. 0703-971717


Supplementary information

Usual examiner is Jakob Kuttenkeuler.


Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2007.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2007.