SD2709 Underwater Technology 7.5 credits

Undervattensteknik

  • Education cycle

    Second cycle
  • Main field of study

    Mechanical Engineering
  • Grading scale

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

Course offerings

Autumn 19 for programme students

Autumn 18 for programme students

Autumn 18 Doktorand for single courses students

  • Periods

    Autumn 18 P1 (7.5 credits)

  • Application code

    10139

  • Start date

    27/08/2018

  • End date

    26/10/2018

  • Language of instruction

    English

  • Campus

    KTH Campus

  • Tutoring time

    Daytime

  • Form of study

    Normal

  • Number of places *

    1 - 1

    *) The Course date may be cancelled if number of admitted are less than minimum of places. If there are more applicants than number of places selection will be made.

  • Course responsible

    Ivan Stenius <stenius@kth.se>

  • Teacher

    Dirk van Dooren <dirkvd@kth.se>

    Ivan Stenius <stenius@kth.se>

    Jakob Kuttenkeuler <jakob@kth.se>

    Peter Sigray <sigray@kth.se>

  • Target group

    For doctoral students at KTH

Intended learning outcomes

The course aims at giving basic understanding, knowledge and skills in design and operation of underwater vessels (UV). The course will treat basic conditions, performance issues, subsystems and integrated systems of both small and large vessels.

After the course you will be able to:

  • Define and explain the fundamental mechanics of UV,
  • Define and describe some basic types of UV,
  • In a UV development process consider system architecture and performance in relation to stakeholder expectations and system requirements,
  • Solve and judge basic power/energy need, range and performance calculations of UV,
  • Define and explain fundamental control systems aspects for UVs,
  • Solve and judge the planning, execution and evaluation of a UV mission at sea,
  • Design a conceptual UV for a specific mission,
  • Judge and argue for/against various design choices to assess the optimality of an UV, also considering sustainability and environmental aspects.

Course main content

The course is problem based, where you develop towards the learning objectives by working with requirements, design, analysis, synthesis, and system evaluation for a particular underwater system. The design work is supported by a number of seminars, which treat the basic principles of the field in general and some detailed aspects in particular. The seminars are based on a number of articles, standards and other literature according to the literature list below and very importantly - discussions around the progress of your design work. In the final seminar the different designs are presented, compared and evaluated. The design assignment and details of what you are expected to do and deliver are specified in a separate document.

Eligibility

The course is aimed at students in the first or second year at a Masters program in engineering. Bachelor of engineering with working knowledge in Matlab, mechanics, algebra and calculus is required.

Literature

Course compendium and scientific articles that will be distributed at the course.

Examination

  • PRO1 - Project, 7.5, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Examination is done through active participation in the seminars, including literature reviews and other preparation and deliveries as described in the agenda below and in a separate document specifying your design mission. To pass the course you should participate actively in all seminars and complete and deliver all deliveries on time. One or two missed seminars can be accepted if the stated deliveries for that seminar are met.

Requirements for final grade

To pass the course you should participate actively in all seminars and complete and deliver all deliveries on time. One or two missed seminars can be accepted if the stated deliveries for that seminar are met.

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Contact

Ivan Stenius (stenius@kth.se)

Examiner

Ivan Stenius <stenius@kth.se>

Supplementary information

The course will be given for the fisrt time in HT15.

Version

Course syllabus valid from: Spring 2015.
Examination information valid from: Spring 2015.