About this course
This course builds on the knowledge gained in the stability section of the OOW (Yachts) General Ship Knowledge course and gives a greater insight into the subject.
The course covers the basic principles of hydrostatics, hull form and static and initial stability. It also includes the interpretation of curves of statical stability, ships’ stability data and calculations involving loading and shifting of weights, dry docking, longitudinal stability and basic calculation.
- Basic principles of hydrostatics and related terms
- Fineness of hull form and resistance to forward motion
- Statical stability
- Initial stability
- Loading, discharging and shifting weights
List and related problems
- The inclining experiment
- The effect of slack tanks on the centre of gravity
Curves of statical stability
- Curves of statical stability
- Stability data supplied to yachts
Loll, dry-docking and longitudinal stability
- Angle of loll
- Longitudinal stability
Course delivery location
From September 2018, this course will be delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive.
Southampton city centre map
Getting to Solent University
How to book
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Course availability and booking
Monday 13 May 2019