Intended learning outcomes *
There are various motivations for travelling in high-speed at sea. For example for search and rescue vessels it is crucial to quickly respond to life threatening situations; for patrol craft it may be the ability to cover large coastal areas or intercept threats; while for racing boats it is the urge to win. Independently of which motivation and what type of craft, designing high-speed craft involves great engineering challenges, where the hull geometry, structure, engine and propulsion arrangement, and crew and passenger safety and comfort, have to be carefully balanced to make the craft safe and efficient to a feasible cost and with limited environmental impact.
The purpose with this course is to:
- deepen your general knowledge and skills in mechanical engineering and engineering design,
- develop your engineering communication skills and engineering judgement, and
- make you prepared to meet some of the challenges involved in high-speed craft design.
You will learn about and implement methods for hydrodynamic and structure analysis and apply these methods when designing a particular high-speed craft.
The objective is that you after finishing the course should be able to:
(Knowledge and understanding)
1. demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of the scientific basis and proven experience of high-speed craft design, deeper methodological knowledge, and insight into current research and development work;
(Skills and abilities)
2. demonstrate an ability, from a holistic perspective, to critically, independently and creatively
a) formulate and analyse design requirements for high-speed craft,
b) identify and formulate the related design challenges,
c) create, analyse and evaluate different solutions for the hull structure and other parts of high-speed craft,
using appropriate methods and taking into account people’s situations and needs and the society’s objectives for economically, socially and ecologically sustainable development;
3. demonstrate an ability to engage in teamwork and cooperation in groups of varying composition;
4. demonstrate an ability to clearly present and discuss high-speed craft design aspects with reference to relevant theory and with use of appropriate terminology, orally as well as in writing in dialogue with different groups;
(Judgement and approach)
5. demonstrate an ability to evaluate high-speed craft concerning technical efficiency, and related social and economic aspects, as well as environmental and work environmental aspects