MR8300 - Hydrodynamic Aspects of Marine Structures 1


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Passed/Failed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Muntlig 100/100 D

Course content

Source and dipole methods applied to hydrodynamic problems for marine structures. Effect of waves and current. Conventional ships and high speed vessels in calm water and waves. Sloshing.Nonlinear hydrodynamic loads on marine structures.CFD methods. Slamming. Whipping. Wave drift loads in irregular sea. Sum-frequency effects. Ringing.

Learning outcome

Knowledge about the mathematical and physical basis for hydrodynamic analysis of wave-induced motions and loads on ships, tanks and ocean structures based on linear and nonlinear potential flow theory. Knowledge about relevant numerical methods with emphasis on Boundary Element Methods.
Skills:Be able to develop numerical tools for wave-induced motions and loads on ships, tanks and ocean structures.
General qualifications: To be able to develop theoretical models for wave induced motions and loads on new marine structures where potential flow theory plays a dominant role.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures. Mandatory exercises solved as teamwork. To pass the course a score of at least 70 percent is required.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken

Course materials

O.M. Faltinsen: Lecture notes about sink-source methods and wave-induced loads.
O.M. Faltinsen: Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures, Cambridge University Press, 1990.
O.M. Faltinsen: Hydrodynamics of High-Speed Marine Vehicles, Cambridge University Press, 2005.
O.M. Faltinsen and A. N. Timokha: Sloshing,Cambridge University Press,2009.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
DIN1575 10.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.5 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Muntlig 100/100 D
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Spring ORD Muntlig 100/100 D
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