Diploma in Ship Construction
This free online course on the construction of ships, bulkheads and stresses, as well as the Voith-Schneider system.Publisher: ADU
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Diploma in Ship Construction is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the historical background of vessels, the rapid growth and development in hydro-kinetics. This course will introduce you to the constructional features of the ship’s structure and ship terms used for dimensions and structure. The definitions of camber, the rise of the floor, and shear, along with the essential role of the ship framing system will be covered in this course. This course will also introduce you to the basic hull ship designs commonly used, together with the structural cross-section. You will learn about factors considered for proper cargo stowage, precautions to avoid damage to cargo and dunnage. This course will teach you about cargo hold inspection, preparation of the hold, requirements for loading, as well as precautions to be taken when handling heavy lift cargo. The concepts of hygroscopic and non-hygroscopic cargoes, along with types of cargo sweat will also be covered in this course. You will also be introduced to the two types of ventilation; natural and mechanical ventilation. You will also learn about the concept of hold ventilation. You will also learn about the three basic types of bulkheads. The purpose of wash bulkheads, use of cross ties in tankers, in addition to a comparison between cofferdam, flat plate, and corrugated bulkheads will also be covered in this course.
This course then explains the different functions of the components present in the midship region, as well as the midship structural arrangement for a general cargo ship, and container ship. You will learn about the impact loadings on the external surface of a ship. The definition and concepts of slamming, pounding, and panting during ship navigation will be covered in this course. This course will also explain the division of the ship structure into bow, stern, as well as midship structures. You will also learn about further division of the ship’s structure into the longitudinal, transverse, combination, and the double hull system. This course will teach you about the features of watertight and weathertight doors. You will also learn about the types and operations of watertight doors. The maintenance of watertight doors, functions, and proper routine maintenance of hatch covers will also be covered in this course. This course will also teach you about the three methods to check water tightness of hold covers which include; hose water, ultrasonic, and chalk test. This course also explains the differences between the two types of bilge piping systems. The importance of a leak test in a bilge piping system, along with the operations and functions of a ballast system for the stability of a ship will also be covered in this course.
Furthermore, this course will help you get familiar with the definition and elements of a propulsion system. You will learn about the division of tug steering and propulsion systems. You will learn about the power source, power transfer, along with thrust creation and directional control mechanism. This course will teach you about the operations of the main propulsion slow-speed diesel engine, along with the components of a transmission system. The course will also introduce you to the components of the stern tube, and the constant airflow type of stern tubes. This course will help you identify the driver rotating around a horizontal axis (propellers), and which driver rotates around a vertical axis (Voith-Schneider cycloidal). You will learn about the functions and constructional features of rudders. You will also be familiar with the balanced, unbalanced, and semi-balanced rudders, along with the classification of blades based on the solid fixed-pitch and constructional-pitch propellers. This course will also teach you about formulas for the pitch of the propeller by measurement in drydock, disc area, blade area ratio, wake, and the true slip. The functions, mechanisms, and working principles of the Voith-Schneider propulsion system, as well as the controls in the Voith-Schneider tractor tugs, will also be covered in this course. You will also be familiar with the operations and mechanisms of the Azimuthing propulsion drives and its functions in stern-drive tugs. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in ship construction. So, register for this course and start your next learning journey today.Start Course Now
Ship Construction, Stresses and Bulkheads
Ship Construction, Stresses and Bulkheads - Learning Outcomes
Construction of Ships
General Cargo Ships
Ship Construction, Stresses and Bulkheads - Lesson Summary
Diploma in Ship Construction - First Assessment
Midship Structure and Hull Fittings
Midship Structure and Hull Fittings - Learning Outcomes
Structural Arrangement Midship
Bow and Stern
Midship Structure and Hull Fittings - Lesson Summary
Steering Machinery and Load Lines
Steering Machinery and Load Lines - Learning Outcomes
Propulsion and Steering Machinery
Voith Schneider System and Azimuthing Propulsion Drives
Load Lines and Draft Marks
Steering Machinery and Load Lines - Lesson Summary
Diploma in Ship Construction - Second Assessment
Upon the completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Describe the construction of ship frames.
- Describe the general constructional feature and arrangement of various types of ships.
- Evaluate the cause and effect of hogging and sagging.
- Define the various types of bulkhead.
- Outline the midship structural arrangement for different types of ships.
- Evaluate the constructional features of the bow and stern.
- Describe the operation of a watertight door.
- Explain the provisions of the bilge and ballast piping system.
- Describe the constructional features of various types of rudders.
- Evaluate the constructional features of various types of propellers including CPP.
- Describe the operation of a tug using a Voith-Schneider and Azimuthing propulsion.
- Outline the significance of load lines in terms of cargo carriage and safety of navigation.
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