Ship Theory and Offshore (static, dynamic and propulsion) (Credit:6)

Prof: A. Hage

Code = EMSHIP S1-1 (Semester S1)

Workload: 30h lectures and 50h exercises

Number of credits: 6



The objective is to provide the specific knowledge about standard ship theory: Static, Dynamic and Resistance & Propulsion. Specific knowledge on aspects concerning Inland Navigation.



General background of shipping industry, and maritime and offshore engineering. This includes an overview of the current status of the ship design engineering and shipbuilding industry. Technical Visits (2 days) of Belgium navigation infrastructures: Inland navigation (Canal du Centre), Maritime Navigation (Port of Antwerp)



The first part includes the following subjects: basic geometric concepts, floating and trim, intact and damaged stability of floating bodies, stability criteria.



Launching and docking, stopping, turning, manoeuvrability (fundamentals), seakeeping (fundamentals).


c) RESISTANCE & PROPULSION (included training in towing tank)

Ship resistance, propulsion systems, propeller, etc; determination of the propulsive power. Towing tank experiments: ship resistance, self propulsion, seakeeping, data acquisition system (measurement and treatment: FFT, generation and measurement of waves), etc.



Navigation Materials, convoys, ship resistance in limited section (river, canal). Navigation Methods: management and regulations of traffic (inland navigation); financial aspects of inland transport, optimal dimensions of waterways.


Recommended reading :

“Principles of Naval Architect (PNA)” – Vol I and Vol II, Edt Edward Lewis, SNAME, USA.


This lecture is a general introduction (design oriented) to ship theory, ship dynamic and ship propulsion. Advanced theoretical lectures delivered by ECN (second semester) to all the students. In addition, other advanced lectures in ship hydrodynamics can be selected by the Univ. of Galati for the third semester (see lecture contents here after.

Form of exams:

Written exam