IP500215 - Ship Hydrodynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100

Course content

General linear dynamic theory,
Wave theory (regular and irregular waves),
Wave loads,
Uncoupled motion in waves,
Motion in irregular waves,
Coupled heave and pitch motion,
Powering in a seaway,
Motion reduction in waves,
Motion criteria, operability estimates,
Non-linearities in wave load estimates,
Station-keeping in waves,
Manoeuvring of ships

Learning outcome

After completed the course, the student shall know the main principles for analysing a vessels sea-keeping performance and assessing a vessels manoeuvring capabilities.  

The student shall be able to perform sea-keeping and manoeuvring analyses of a ship by using a computer program like e.g. SHIPX. The student shall be able to evaluate the results from hydrodynamic analyses and/or model test to an extent where they can contribute to improve the sea-keeping or manoeuvring characteristics of a vessel.  

General Competence:
The student will have a general understanding of the motion of ships at sea and be familiar with the terminology used in relevant academic and professional discussions of sea-keeping or manoeuvring of a vessel.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods:
Class room lectures, homework, mandatory assignments and a project report.
3/4 of the assignments and the project report must be accepted.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments
  • 8 of 11 Assignments
  • Project Report

Further on evaluation

Both the required number of assignments and the project report must be approved for access to the exam.

Re-sit examination: Students are entitled to re-sit the exam if they have legitimate reasons for absence, or have failed. The re-sit exam is an oral exam.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Naval Architecture (850MD)
Naval Architecture (850ME)

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor in Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering

Course materials

- A.R.J.M. Lloyd. "Seakeeping: Ship behavior in rough weather" (1998)
- J.J. Journee "Offshore hydromechanics", (2000)
- O.M. Faltinsen; "Sea loads on Ships and Offshore Structures", Cambridge University Press. (1990)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Hydrodynamics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn UTS Oral examination 100/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination (1) 100/100 2021-05-18 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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