TMR4220 - Naval Hydrodynamics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Digital oral exam 75/100 E
Arbeider 25/100 3 weeks

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. Propeller induced vibration and noise. Influence of fouling, wind and waves on resistance and propulsion. Propulsor dynamics in waves.

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 papers will be given in English only.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (75%) and work (25%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade.
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
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Arbeider 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Digital oral exam (1) 75/100 E 2021-05-18 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Arbeider 25/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Digital oral exam 75/100 E INSPERA
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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation.

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