Advanced Design of Ship Structures & Common Structural Rules

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Design of Ship Structures Training


This course will deal with the first principle design of ship structures. Advanced analysis procedures for the design of beams and plates (80% of ship structures are made up of plates) will be dealt with. The ultimate strength of hull girders will be given based on progressive collapse analysis and also a simplified procedure. Finally, the common structural rules for the design of the hull girders will also be given.


Engineers and scientists involved in the design of ships and ship systems. Personnel from ship management companies, oil companies, classification societies and ship builders will benefits from attending this course. The course is innovative in both content & structure with a careful balance of theory & practice.


Day 1

08.30 – 09.00 Delegate Registration
09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 1: Overview of Ship Structure Design. – Purnendu Das
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 2: Beams and Beam Column. – Purnendu Das
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 3: Unstiffened and Stiffened Plate – I. – Purnendu Das
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 4: Unstiffened and Stiffened Plate – II. – Purnendu Das

Day 2

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 5: Hull Girder Strength – I. – Purnendu Das
10.30 – 10.45 Break
10.45 – 12.15 Lecture 6: Hull Girder Strength – II. – Purnendu Das
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 7: Reliability Based Design & Code Development. – Purnendu Das
15.00 – 15.30 Break
15.30 – 17.00 Lecture 8: Common Structural Rules. – Purnendu Das

CVs of Lecturers

Purnendu Das

Purnendu Das. BE, ME, PhD, C.Eng, C.MarEng, FRINA, FIStructE, FIMarEST has been the Director of ‘ASRANet Ltd’ (an ISO 9001-2008 company) since February 2006. He retired as Professor of Marine Structures in the Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Past EU projects were MARSTRUCT (a network of excellence on Marine Structure) and SHIPDISMANTL (a cost effective and environmentally friendly dismantling of ship structures). Past industrial projects included work from the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), MoD UK, Subsea-7 UK, Shell, Woodgroup and US Navies etc. He was the principal investigator of many EPSRC projects. Before joining the University of Glasgow in 1991 he worked with British Maritime Technology as Principal Structural Engineer (1984-91). He is the author of more than 250 publications, including contract reports and more than 60 journal papers and is a member of the editorial boards of the ‘Journal of Marine Structures’, ‘Journal of Ship & Offshore Structures’, ‘Journal of Engineering under Uncertainty: Hazards, Assessment and Mitigation’ and ‘Journal of Ocean and Climate System’ amongst others. His areas of research include limit state design and analysis & reliability analysis of ship & offshore structures. Purnendu Das has wide ranging industrial and academic contacts and has advised and supervised 20 PhD students, to his credit. Details of visits and collaborations include his various sabbatical study periods spent at University of California, Berkeley, USA (July – September 1996), at Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (August 1997), Kockums Ltd (July 1998) and spent some time at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon (July 2000). He has been running various successful CPD courses which are attracting many people from different industries. These courses are on ‘Fatigue & Fracture Analysis’, ‘Ships at Sea’, ‘Advanced Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures’, ‘Offshore Floating System Design’, ‘Structural Response under Fire and Blast Loading’ and ‘Design of Pipelines and Risers’ amongst others. He was a member of ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structure Congress) for the periods of 1991-97 and 2003- 2006. He was a member of the OMAE (Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering) Organising Committee on ‘Safety and Reliability’. He has organised six ASRANet International Conferences in 2002 (Glasgow), 2004 (Barcelona), 2006 (Glasgow), 2008 (Athens), 2010 (Edinburgh) and 2012 (London) where a large number of participants from various countries attended. The theme of the conference is the integration of risk, advanced structural analysis and structural reliability analysis as applicable to various engineering structures. He is now the member of “Research committee” of the Institution of Structural Engineers (I.Struct.E) London.

Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £650 + VAT


Design of Ships Structures Training Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Inverness  and other sites throughout the UK including onsite closed company courses are available.

Design of Ships Structures Training Qatar, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, India, Ghana and Nigeria is also available.

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Scheduled Courses:

    DateCourse NameLocationPriceBook
    18 May - 19 MayAdvanced Design of Ship Structures & Common Structural RulesGlasgow£650Book Now