TMR4220 - Naval Hydrodynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Project report 20/100
School exam 80/100 4 hours D

Course content

Application of lifting line and lifting surface theory in the design of propulsors, rudders, foils etc. Application of theory and experimental methods in calculation of resistance and in calculation of hydrodynamical characteristics of propellers, tunnel thrusters, azimuth thrusters and waterjets. Hydrofoil and propeller cavitation. Influence of fouling, wind and waves on resistance and propulsion. Propulsor dynamics in waves. Hydrodynamic energy saving measures.

Learning outcome

- To have detailed knowledge about the hydrodynamics of ship propulsion, ship resistance, hydrodynamic lift, hydrodynamic principles of propellers, including cavitation and ventilation. - To have knowledge about the special considerations regarding the hydrodynamics of thrusters, waterjets and operation of ships and propulsion systems in a seaway. - To be able to do computations of resistance, propulsion power of ships by use of experimental, empirical and simple numerical methods. - To master the choice of main dimensions of propellers, as well as simple propeller design. - To master the concepts and terminology of naval hydrodynamics. - With these knowledge and skills the students will be better able to do design and analysis of ships and propellers.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and lab demonstration. Some of the scheduled exercise periods might be replaced by lectures. Examination, project, and exercise papers will be given in English only.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory exercises

Further on evaluation

Aggregated assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The assessment is based on different parts, a final written exam (counts 80%) and work (counts 20%), as well as compulsory exercises required for taking the exam. A letter grade is given for each part and a final letter grade will be assigned. Postponed/repeated exams may be oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Course materials

Lecture notes and papers. Specified by lecturer.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIN1545 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Technology
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 80/100 D 2024-05-29 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
SL430 Sluppenvegen 14 18
Spring ORD Project report 20/100



Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 80/100 D INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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