IP503811 - Ship Structural Analyses


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes E

Course content

Strength evaluation; Stress pattern, longitudinal and transverse strength, combination of normal stress and shear stress, equivalent stress, criteria of failure, allowable stress. Buckling of structures; Column buckling, buckling of plates including biaxial stress and shear. Ultimate strength of structures; Elasto-plastic capacity analysis of beams. Vibration;  Noise and vibration problem in ships, vibration prevention in ship design, boundary condition of hull structural vibration Fatigue; Simple fatigue analysis of marine structures Girdersystems; Analysis of simple and complex girder systems and grillages Design of Fibre-reinforced Composite Structures; Composite structural design, mechanical properties, laminate design, design of single skin panels and stiffened structures and design of sandwich beams and panels.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: After having passed the exam of the subject the student should know the procedure for structural design, the main principles of load transfer in a hull structure, be able to formulate structural static problems and establish required scantlings.  Skills: The student should be able to carry out rule based structural analyses, also computerbased, verify and interpret the result.  Competence: The student shall know the various ship types and the structural character of each type. He shall also know relevant rules and standards and design criteria.

Learning methods and activities

Class room lectures, homework and assignments

Compulsory assignments

  • Min 6 assignments

Further on evaluation

Oral reexam

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)

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


Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Structures
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 Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E 2021-11-23 11:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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