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Wednesday, November 16: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Course 1: Shipbuilding Best Practices • Thomas Lamb
This course presents a summary of shipbuilding best practices prepared by Thomas Lamb based on his visits to over 30 shipyards in Europe and Asia during the past 20 years. The one day course will present the characteristics of successful (World Class) shipyards, shipyard layout and equipment, major shipbuilding developments around the world, Modern Shipbuilding Best Practice for hull and outfitting, launching methods, and naval shipbuilding practices. The major focus is on commercial shipbuilding but naval shipbuilding best practices will also be considered. To better understand the differences and productivity drivers, the course will also cover Shipbuilding Productivity. Finally, Shipyard Design for both new and refurbished shipyards will be covered. Supporting videos of Sanoyas Mizushima Shipyard and MTW Shipyard along with IMG Shipbuilding Equipment will aid to the other material presented in the course. Student exercises will focus on 1) determining the benefits from application of different shipbuilding practices and 2) Basic Design of a Shipyard.
Course 2: Practical Seakeeping • Edward Lewandowski
This course will provide the background necessary to understand seakeeping specifications and reports. After a general discussion of performance requirements, the specification of the wave environment will be described, including definitions of sea states and wave spectra as well as identification of sources of data. Determination of the ship response to the waves will next be explored, including use of model tests and prediction tools; the available tools will be described and compared. Quantitative measures of seakeeping performance, including absolute and relative motions, motions-at-a-point, slamming, MSI and MII, will be defined. Use of these quantitative measures in conjunction with performance criteria for the development of operability indices will be explained. Finally, several examples will be considered, including a detailed examination of a seakeeping test report and development of an operability index. Familiarity with basic naval architecture is assumed. Note that the theory of ship motions will not be developed in this course; the emphasis is on the understanding and practical use of the input and output of the available prediction tools.
Course 3: Floating Offshore Engineering Facilities and Mooring Systems • Robert E. Randall and Evan H. Zimmerman
Floating offshore oil and gas production, storage, and offloading facilities continue to serve the offshore industry and provide energy around the world. The purpose of this continuing education short course is provide ocean engineers, naval architects, marine engineers, and other interested conference participants an introduction to the design practices for the development of floating offshore oil and gas facilities and associated systems (e.g. moorings, risers, subsea equipment and seafloor layout). The topics covered include a brief history of offshore oil and gas facilities; general design process; regulatory and class societies; metocean data and extreme meteorological events (hurricane, typhoon); semi submersibles, tension leg platforms, spars, and ship shapes; vessel stability and motions; structural systems and analysis; wind, current, and wave environmental forces; riser and anchor and mooring system analysis; and subsea systems and seafloor layouts. All participants will be provided instructor’s presentation slides and receive a certificate of completion. A short quiz will be given for those who want PE continuing education credit.
***Professional Engineers who complete this course will be eligible for 7 PDH of continuing education credit