IP503811 - Ship Structural Analyses


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

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

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

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. 

The student should be able to carry out rule based structural analyses, also computerbased, verify and interpret the result. 

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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



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