Introduction to Ship Construction and Bulkheads
This free online course on the constructional feature of a ship's structure, as well as stresses and bulkheads in ships.Publisher: ADU
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Introduction to ship construction and bulkheads is a free online course that begins by introducing you to the definition of ship construction, the historical background of vessels, the rapid growth and development in hydro-kinetics. You will also learn about hydrostatics, along with the science of materials which leads to the increase in size, speed, commercial value, and safety of ships. This course will introduce you to the constructional features of the ship’s structure and ship terms used for dimensions and structure which include; length overall, midships, depth, moulded depth, draft, sheer, baseline scantling, and tumblehome. This course will teach you about the definitions of camber, the rise of the floor, shear, flare, and rake, along with the essential role of the ship framing system. You will learn about some components used to frame a vessel which includes; frame, beam, transverse, floors, stringer, longitudinal, and girder. This course will also introduce you to the basic hull ship designs commonly used, together with the structural cross-section. The concept of general cargo ships, with the type of cargo carried by these ships, will also be covered in this course.
This course then explains the two basic standards for measuring cargo and determining the freight payable, cargo carriage capacity, in addition to the need for stowage in order to avoid damage during the course of a voyage. You will learn about factors considered for proper cargo stowage, precautions to avoid damage to cargo, as well as 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 be introduced to the two types of ventilation; natural and mechanical ventilation, as well as the concept of hold ventilation. You will also learn about oil tankers, bulk and combination carriers, together with the features and functions of a container, roll-on roll-off, and passenger ships. This course will teach you about static and dynamic forces, as well as hogging, sagging, and static stresses. The concepts of dynamic, slamming, and torsional stresses, including the structural elements of a ship’s hull like deck plating, transverse bulkhead, transverse frame, keel frame, and hull side beam will also be covered in this course.
Furthermore, this course will help you get familiar with the standard steel sections which include; H or I section. This course will also teach you about the definition of bulkheads, as well the divisions of bulkheads as Class A, B, and C. You will also be familiar with the features and functions of the three basic types of bulkheads which include; watertight, non-watertight and tank. The testing of watertight bulkheads, features of longitudinal bulkheads, along with the regulations governing the number and position of watertight bulkheads will also be covered in this course. This course will also teach you about the number and arrangement of transverse watertight bulkheads, as well as the features of the standard watertight, collision and aft peak bulkheads. You will also learn about the characteristics of weathertight, oil-tight and corrugated bulkheads. The purpose of wash bulkheads, use of cross ties in tankers, in addition to the comparison between cofferdam, flat plate and corrugated bulkheads will also be covered in this course. This free online course will be of great interest to students, researchers, and anyone with an interest in the construction of ships. 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
Upon the completion of this course, you should be able to:
- List the ship terms for dimension and forms.
- Describe the construction of ship frames.
- Describe the general constructional feature and arrangement of various types of ships.
- Describe camber, the rise of a floor, flare, sheer, and rake.
- Evaluate the cause and effect of hogging and sagging.
- Describe the cause and effect of racking, panting, and pounding.
- Discuss the slamming and torsional stresses experienced by a ship at sea.
- Identify the proper names for various parts of the ship's hull.
- Describe various types of bulkheads used for the hull construction.
- Define the various types of bulkhead.
- Explain the uses of wash bulkheads, cross ties, procedures for testing bulkheads.
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