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Teaching Seakeeping for Ships and Offshore Structures: A Delicate Balance

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Arun DevORCiD



This is the final published version of a conference proceedings (inc. abstract) that has been published in its final definitive form by RINA, 2014.

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Seakeeping is traditionally taught for Naval Architecture using mainly ships as examples. Many books are also available in a similar way citing ships as examples. However, in order to cater for students in offshore or Ocean Engineering, a paradigm shift is inevitable. The author teaches Seakeeping Part of the Module Marine Dynamics for Stage 2 students of both streams: Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering. The available hours are limited, and within this span of time the students of both streams have to be taught basic seakeeping aspects citing examples of both ships and offshore structures. This is rather a challenge. As the same group of students study another Module Marine and Offshore Mechanics, a delicate balance need to be maintained so that both groups of students can have equal understanding of the subsequent module with ease and comfort. The author has now done it for last 5 years and according to him, most of the students finally manage to understand the module quite well. The author thinks that teaching and learning in Stage 2 has been the root of the final success.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Dev AK

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: International Conference on the Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry

Year of Conference: 2014

Online publication date: 16/04/2014

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Date deposited: 15/01/2019

Publisher: RINA