IP505514 - Best Practice - Structural integration of heavy equipment on hull structures


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

Reaction forces

Beam models

Design criteria

Local strenghtening

Buckling control

Learning outcome

Learning outcome

After having passed the exam of the subject the student should be able to identify the critical reaction forces from heavy equipment on board, design relevant supporting structure, formulate and solve static problems and finally establish relevant scantlings for critical elements.    

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

The student should know the various types of heavy equipment, typical values reaction forces and their dynamic amplification factors.  The student shall also know relevant rules and standards and design criteria.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods and activities

The course is given during one week, and is organized with lectures on background topics and an introduction to a case study. The case study will then be solved individually or in groups and documented in a project report. The total workload for the course is expected to be 2 weeks including independent research and literature survey supporting the project work. Grading will be based on the project report, and will assess the candidate(s) ability to interpret, familiarize, reflect and apply the course topics.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Project report (100%)Resit exam:Oral exam

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)
Product and System Design (840MD)
Product and System Design (845ME)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  3.8 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)


Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering



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