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Module

MAR3036 : Small Craft Design

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Richard Birmingham
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Benson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop knowledge and understanding of:
A1. The generic philosophy underlying all design processes.
A2. The strategic application of the design process to small craft.
A3. The tactical approach to designing specific types of craft.
A4. Principles of Structural Design Synthesis
A5. The role of classification societies.

The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of small craft. Topics include: small craft design procedures, including; design philosophy, computer-aided lines generation, structural calculations and rules, rig analysis, layout design, stability calculations; design considerations for recreational craft and work boats.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of small craft.

Topics include:
The design process: mapping information flows, using models to process information.
Synthesis of a preliminary yacht design: the design brief, basic vessels, scaling factors, lines generation (by hand and with the aid of software), keel and rudder design, rig design, balance, general arrangement, scantlings (by rule and from first principles), powering, weight calculation, stability analysis. Design tactics for other small craft types: tugs, fishing vessels.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Extensive coursework - submitted in Semester 2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Exam revision of material studies in Semester 1 and 2
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials181:0018:00Online lecture including recorded lectures, notes, tutorial and quizzes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Online lecture including recorded lectures, notes, tutorial and quizzes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00Extensive coursework - submitted in Semester 2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Scheduled present in-person tutorial sessions to be recapped.
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities101:0010:00Book chapter, additional lecture notes, websites
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Synchronised online tutorial sessions. Q/A - Feedback
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Scheduled present in-person tutorial sessions to be recorded
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities101:0010:00Book chapter, additional lecture notes, websites
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Synchronous Online Tutorial sessions Q/A Feedback
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity114:0014:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity114:0014:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge of design synthesis and the design process is delivered through lectures, and a greater in depth understanding is gained by undertaking a design exercise. This is embedded in a substantial piece of coursework which is developed in tandem with relevant lectures and tutorials during Semester 1 (IKO1,2,3,4 and 6, and ISO1,2,3,4 and 6). Practicals in the computing lab are used to introduce Maxsurf software (ISO5).
In Semester 2 the application of procedures learnt during the coursework exercise to other design situations is considered (IKO6).
Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Students should consult their timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A50N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
MAR3033Marine Engineering Design2N/A
MAR3034Ship Design2N/A
MAR3035Offshore Design2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M25Small Craft Design Project Report (approx word length 2000 words plus drawings and trim/stability data)
Design/Creative proj2M25Preliminary design of Yacht, including drawings, specs, evaluation and 15 min oral presentation.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Design synthesis, Oral presentation and the design process is learnt by practice, and this is demonstrated in the assessed report (IKO2 and 3). This also enables assessment to be made of many of the intended skills outcomes (ISO1 to 6). Some intended knowledge outcomes are assessed both from the report and from the examination (IKO4 and 5). The examination enables assessment to be made of understanding of general principles and of specific procedures necessary for the design process (IKO1,6, and 7)

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Timetable