Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles OpenCourseWare: MIT's Free Online Graduate Level Course on Marine Vehicle Design

Published Jan 19, 2009

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Students taking part in the 'Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles' OpenCourseWare will learn how to design the basic structure for an ocean vehicle. Topics of importance related to ocean structural design include fluid structure interactions, forces on small and large structures and waves and wave spectra. A background in Ocean Engineering is required for successful completion of the course.

Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles: Course Specifics

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Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles: Course Description

'Design Principles for Ocean Vehicles' is an OpenCourseWare project taught by professor Alexandra Techet and is designed for students with an interest in the design of ocean vehicles. The course is broken into three parts. The first part details various tools for seakeeping analysis that include short term statistics, linear time invariant systems analysis and power spectral density. The second part covers fluid structure interactions and describes viscous forces, vortex induced vibrations and flow instabilities and galloping. The final part of the course describes seakeeping and station keeping. The topics discussed include forces on small and large structures, the linear theory of wave forces and motions and radiation and diffraction forces.

Homework assignments and their corresponding solutions, readings, exams and lab data are available for download for free online. If you are interested checking out this OpenCourseWare, visit the aquatic machine design course page.

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