Diploma in Naval Architecture

Lloyd's Maritime Academy

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Our Naval Architecture course offers the opportunity to acquire and apply essential theories and principles related to ship design at an intermediate level of comprehension.

This course is suitable for a wide range of professionals, including:

  1. Engineers: Marine engineers, newbuilding engineers, repair engineers, offshore engineers, structural engineers, mechanical engineers, and civil engineers who can benefit from understanding the fundamental concepts of ship design and construction.
  2. Shipyard and dry dock personnel: Individuals working in shipyards and dry docks who need to comprehend the role of naval architecture in ship construction and repair.
  3. Project managers, consultants, surveyors, and related roles: Professionals involved in project management, consulting, surveying, and other allied positions who wish to enhance their theoretical and practical knowledge of ship design and construction.
  4. Legal, regulatory, and insurance professionals: Individuals working in legal, regulatory, and insurance roles within Classification Societies, P&I Clubs, Maritime Authorities, and Flag States who seek to develop their understanding of naval architecture.
  5. Other associated roles: Sales and marketing personnel, commercial managers, estimators, and purchasing personnel who can benefit from a deeper knowledge of ship design and construction relevant to their respective responsibilities.

What you will learn:

  1. The interplay and integration of naval architecture with other mechanical engineering disciplines.
  2. The principles related to a ship’s equilibrium and the factors influencing it.
  3. Proficiency in conducting stability assessments, both at small and large angles.
  4. Understanding the different forces exerted on a ship during movement and their overall interaction with the environment.
  5. Definition and significance of screw propeller geometry and its impact on torque and thrust.
  6. Identification and modeling of various types of ship oscillations under “still water” conditions.
  7. The influence of environmental factors on ship design.
  8. Mathematical modeling concepts, specifically related to Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
  9. Definitions of different stages and components within the ship design process flow.
  10. Familiarity with the nomenclature of structural elements, with a focus on loading and structural arrangements.

Course Content:

  1. Naval Architecture in the Modern Era

2. Practical Application of Hydrostatics

3. Ship Stability and Trim Analysis

4. Ship Hydrodynamics and Fluid Dynamics

5. Understanding Ship Propellers, Rudders, and Manoeuvrability

6. Assessment of Seakeeping Qualities

7. Considerations for the Working Environment, Design Basis, and Ship Performance

8. The Role of Ship and Marine Structures

9. Overview of the Ship Design Process

10. Fundamentals of Ship Construction

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