Dynamics of Maritime Systems

Schiffshydrodynamik I

Responsible person: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andrés Cura Hochbaum
Contact person: Dipl.-Ing. Laura Grüter

If you are interested, please contact Frau Grüter, to receive the ISIS access data and further information.

VL: Thursday    10:00 - 12:00 Uhr       Room: VWS-UT2 Deck 3     Start: 18.04.2024       
UE: Monday   12:00 - 14:00 Uhr       Room: VWS-UT2 Deck 3     Start: nach Absprache

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Credit points: 6

Learning results:
The theoretical principles and the physical relationships in the flow around a body are covered. The module enables students to predict the resistance and propulsion of a ship and to make basic system decisions based on this knowledge.

Course content:

  • General concepts of ship hydrodynamics (main dimensions, forces on moving bodies in water, ideal and real fluid, types of ships and vehicles)
  • Potential theory (basics, application in ship hydrodynamics)
  • Model laws (transfer of experimental results to the full-scale model, conversion between different scales, use of dimensionless experimental results)
  • Forces on the ship during constant motion and straight-ahead travel (determination of forces above water, under water, partially submerged, fully submerged bodies, determination of towing performance)
  • Flow fields on the ship


The teaching materials will be made available on ISIS. All participants of the course should be registered there.

The module concludes with a written exam. Further information will be provided during the semester.

The module is part of the following module lists:

  • Physikalische Ingenieurwissenschaft (Master of Science)
  • Technomathematik (Bachelor of Science)
  • Technomathematik (Master of Science)
  • Verkehrswesen (Bachelor of Science)

Students on other degree programs can take this module without a capacity check. This module is particularly suitable for the Ship and Marine Technology degree program. It is suitable as an elective module for other degree programs.