The Ship Construction and Stability 5 course builds up from the previous officer level to management responsibilities for control of trim, stability, and stress for a vessel performing a given voyage. The course also covers the ship construction process, corrosion prevention, bilging, and international conventions and codes.
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Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Outline shipbuilding materials.
Outline welding and cutting processes.
Differentiate between watertight and weathertight doors.
Outline corrosion on ships and develop a corrosion prevention plan.
Outline requirements for surveys and precautions when entering dry dock.
Outline effects of density on ships draft.
Compare ships stability at moderate and large angles of heel.
Outline simplified stability data and its use.
Demonstrate ability to use a computer-based program to calculate ship’s stability and stresses.
Outline intact stability requirements for the carriage of grain.
Analyze ship’s GM by rolling period tests.
Outline intact stability requirements for passenger and cargo ships under 100 metres.
Analyze the effect on trim and stability in the event of damage and flooding.
Outline master’s responsibilities under international conventions and codes.
Effective as of Fall 2011
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