13.400 Introduction to Naval Architecture, Fall 2004
The USS Olympia
, in active service during the Spanish-American War, is the subject of one of the projects
assigned in the course. (Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy
Highlights of this Course
This course features a complete set of quizzes, found in the exams section, as well as a series of projects.
This course is an introduction to principles of naval architecture, ship geometry, hydrostatics, calculation and drawing of curves of form. It also explores concepts of intact and damaged stability, hull structure strength calculations and ship resistance. Projects include analysis of ship lines drawings and ship model testing.