Components of ship resistance, dimensional ananlysis, Froude’s hypothesis and model analysis, frictional resistance, wave resistance, wind resistance; effect of bulbous bow and ship form on resistance, shallow water effects, added resistance.
Ship model tests and resistance data presentations, Prohaska’s method ; Methodical series data – BSRA, Series 60; resistance of special types of hull forms and advanced marine vehicles.

Powering and efficiency components, screw propeller geometry, Propeller theories – momentum, blade element and circulation theories, vortex lattice method and CFD applications.
Dimensional analysis and similarities; Hull-propeller interaction; Open water and self-propulsion tests; Propeller cavitation – types, prevention, tests; Design of screw propellers – series charts, selection of engine.
Strength of propellers and manufacturing process; Powering of ships and sea-trials; Other types of propellers – shrouded, CPP, vertical axis, super-cavitating, podded, azimuth, podded propellers.

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This course is part of NPTEL online courses, delivered by IIT Madras.

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