Apply basic principles of naval architecture

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Assessment Template
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Evidence Guide
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Competency Mapping Template
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Self Assessment Survey
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Moodle Outcomes
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Elements and Performance Criteria


Calculate shipboard areas and volumes


Basic principle structural members of ship and proper names of various parts are detailed


Simpson’s Rules are applied to calculate shipboard areas


Simpson’s Rules are applied to calculate shipboard volumes


Calculate vessel displacement


Tonnes per centimetre (TPC) values and Simpson’s Rules are applied to calculate vessel displacement


Calculations are performed using TPC values and Simpson’s Rules to solve problems related to vessel displacement


Calculate ship dimensions


Ship form dimensions are calculated using coefficients for areas


Ship form coefficients for underwater volumes are calculated


Influence of common hull modifications on hull form coefficients is explained


Calculations are performed to solve problems of ship form coefficients following change to vessel length resulting from mid body insertion or removal


Explain position of centre of gravity of vessel in relation to its keel and midships


Centre of gravity calculations for a vessel are performed


How centre of gravity changes with redistribution, addition and/or removal of mass is explained


How addition, removal or transfer of mass may cause overturning moments is identified


Problems are solved involving addition, removal and vertical movement of mass by performing centre of gravity calculations for typical vessel loaded conditions


Calculations are performed using results from inclining experiments to obtain initial stability characteristics


Explain effects of water density and flooding of mid-length compartment on vessel draft


Relationship between changes in underwater volume and changes in water density is outlined


Fresh water allowance of a vessel is determined


Change in mean draft for vessel movement between waters of different densities is calculated


Volume lost-volume gained relationship for flooded compartments is explained


Calculations are performed to solve problems of mid-length compartment flooding in simple box-shaped hull forms


Fundamental actions to be taken in the event of partial loss of intact buoyancy are identified


Perform calculations related to propellers and vessel speed


Relationship between propellers and vessel speed is explained


Problems related to vessel speed and propellers are solved by calculating theoretical, apparent and true speeds, apparent and true slips, wake speed and Taylor wake fraction


Impact of fouling on vessel hull and propeller is outlined


Calculate voyage and daily fuel consumptions


Fuel consumption is determined by applying admiralty coefficient for fuel consumption taking account of ship speed, shaft power and displacement


Calculations are performed to solve problems of vessel fuel consumption taking account of ship speed, shaft power and displacement


Impact of fouling on vessel fuel consumption is explained


Calculate pressures and loads on surfaces due to hydrostatics


Standard formula for hydrostatic pressure is defined


Hydrostatic load on vertical and horizontal surfaces is calculated


Method of calculating loads on typical tank structures for different filling rates is explained