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13.400 Introduction to Naval Architecture, Fall 2004

Photograph of the USS Olympia.
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.

Course Description

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.


Prof. David Herbein
Prof. Timothy McCoy

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session

One session / week (as needed)
2 hours / session




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