Principles of Naval Architecture

A large ship on the water.

USS Arleigh Burke off the U.S. Atlantic coast. This ship is the focus of some of the laboratory projects. (U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Aaron J. Lebsack; photograph is in the public domain.)


MIT Course Number

2.700 / 2.701

As Taught In

Fall 2014


Undergraduate / Graduate

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Course Description

This course presents principles of naval architecture, ship geometry, hydrostatics, calculation and drawing of curves of form, intact and damage stability, hull structure strength calculations and ship resistance. It introduces computer-aided naval ship design and analysis tools. Projects include analysis of ship lines drawings, calculation of ship hydrostatic characteristics, analysis of intact and damaged stability, ship model testing, and hull structure strength calculations.

Joel Harbour, and Themistoklis Sapsis. 2.700 Principles of Naval Architecture, Fall 2014. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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