Introduction to Naval Architecture


John Capin - Huntington Ingalls Industry

Class Description: 

The objective of the class is to provide the student with an understanding of the function of naval architecture in ship design. The course begins with the basic ship design spiral and then addresses the activities for each element of that design spiral. Definitions of common terms used in naval architecture will be provided. From this class, the attendee will gain an understanding of what the process of ship design is; how design decisions impact the whole ship, especially weight impacts; what design margins are, and how they are used; and how naval architects integrate all the desired features into the final ship. The course addresses the relationships of all engineering disciplines with naval architecture and overall ship design.