Course Syllabus for 13.42:
Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles
Spring 2005

[Syllabus in pdf]



Lectures:

  • Course Introduction
  • Review of Dynamical Systems

    Part I: Tools for Seakeeping Anaylsis

  • Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems analysis
  • Fourier Transform and LTI systems
  • Power spectral density
  • Short Term Statistics
  • Wave Spectra (lab #1)
  • Long Term Statistics

    Part II: Seakeaping and Station Keeping

  • Forces on small structures
  • Forces on large sturctures-- McCamy & Fuchs theory
  • Linear Theory of wave forces and motions
  • Radiation and diffraction forces
  • Principles of seakeeping (lab #2)
  • Second order forces and moments (Added Resistance)

    Part III: Flow Separation Forces

  • Drag and resistance of streamlines and bluff bodies
  • Vortex induced vibrations
  • Flow instabilites and galloping
  • Vortex induced forces and motions
  • Streamlined vehicles--hydrodynamic Center
  • Effects of fins on hydrodynamic center
  • Forces at large angle of attack
  • Equations of Motion





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