*VIRTUAL* Advanced Structural Design of Ships

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Online Structural Design of Ships Training Course

About The Course

Ship strength hasseen major advances in recent years as the subject has transformed from a
collection of largely empirical years as the subject of past practice to the systematic
bringing together of classical structures theory.

The course draws upon these seemingly disparate fields in order to provide a firm
modern foundation for global ship strength, tracing the development of ship structural
design from early on up to the present time. The participants are thus given the opportunity to
understand how design practice has evolved and the most important junctures in a long and
diverse pattern of development. Fundamental to the lecturer’s approach is that if the
participants are able to understand the thinking of those who have major contributions he/she
will gain a deeper understanding of the subject.

Who should attend?

The course is intended for Engineers, Operations managers, Fabricators, Applied Scientists, and Technologists interested in ship design.

PROGRAMME (All timings are in BST(GMT+1))

Day 1

09:00 – 10:30 Lecture 1: Ship structures & Practice of ship structural Design
Dr. Piero Caridis

10:30 –11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:30 Lecture 2: Sea loads on surface ships – Dr. Piero Caridis

12:30 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 14:30 Lecture 3: Primary loading on ships – Dr. Piero Caridis

Day 2

09:00 – 10:30 Lecture 4: Hull structure: Equipment & Cargo related loads
Dr. Piero Caridis

10:30 –11:00 Break

11:00 – 12:30 Lecture 5: Linear response to primary loading – Dr. Piero Caridis

12:30 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 14:30 Lecture 6: Non-linear response to primary loading-1
Dr. Piero Caridis

Day 3

09:00 – 10:30 Lecture 7: Non-linear response to primary loading-2
Dr. Piero Caridis

10:30 –11:00 Break

11:00– 12:30 Lecture 8: Design of Hull girder for strength-1
Dr. Piero Caridis

12:30 – 13:00 Break

13:00 – 14:30 Lecture 9: Design of Hull girder for strength-2
Dr. Piero Caridis


Dr Piero Caridis B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D.

Dr. Caridis received his education in Greece and attended the universities of Glasgow and London (UCL) where he studied naval architecture at an undergraduate and a postgraduate level. After his
studies and following completion of his military service he was employed as a marine superintendent in a shipping company in Piraeus, Greece. He was subsequently employed by Glasgow University and carried out research which led to his PhD degree in nonlinear structural mechanics. Dr. Caridis then returned to Greece and joined the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens where he taught courses in ship strength and inspection, repair, and maintenance of ship structures for thirty years. His research interests included nonlinear behaviour of ship structures, marine accident analysis, ship repair and maintenance and the history of ship structural design and ship construction. He has been a member of the International Ship and
Offshore Structures Congress (ISSC) committees since 1991 and is currently a member of Committee IV.1 Design Principles and Criteria. Dr. Caridis retired from NTUA in 2016 following which he taught a number of courses at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland (ship structures,
shipping economics and maritime business-related courses) during the period 2017- 19. Dr Caridis has authored two texts on the mathematical theory of ship structures (in Greek) and one text dealing
with inspection repair and maintenance of ship structures (in both English and Greek). Details of these texts are given below. He is currently working on developing a series of texts dealing with ship structures.

1. Inspection, Repair, and Maintenance of Ship
Structures. Second Edition 2009, Witherbys
Seamanship International, Edinburgh 326 p.
2. Global Strength of Ships. Marine Structures
Series (2022). Distributed by Lulu.
(https://tinyurl.com/y4efrlwd) 708 p.

Duration: 2.5 Days

Cost: £795 + Vat

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