1 
Introduction to Course
Review of Dynamical Systems 

I. Tools for Seakeeping Analysis 
2 
Dynamical Systems and Ship Motions
Review of Complex Numbers 

3 
Tools for Analyzing Ship Motions: Introduction to Linear Systems, Fourier Transforms 

4 
Tools for Analyzing Ship Motions: Fourier Transforms and Transfer Functions 
Homework 1 due 
5 
System Characterization: Transfer Functions and Impulse Response 

6 
Characterization of Random Environments: Waves and Wave Spectra 
Homework 2 due 
7 
Random Variables 
Homework 3 due 
8 
Random Processes 

9 
Statistics of Random Sea Waves 
Homework 4 due 
10 
Long Term Wave Statistics 
Homework 5 due 
11 
Exam 1: Inclass 

II. Wave and Current Forces on Bodies 
12 
Designing for Extreme Events: 100 Year Waves 

13 
Fluid Forces on Bodies: Viscous and Inertial Forces 

14 
Wave Forces on Floating Bodies 

15 
Equations of Motion of Floating Vessels under Wave Forcing 
Homework 6 due
Lab Start 
16 
Froude Krylov Forces
Heave and Surge Motions 

III. Seakeeping Analysis 
17 
Forward Speed Effects and Model Testing 
Homework 7 due 
18 
Seakeeping Analysis
Natural Frequency/Natural Periods 

19 
Ship Motion in Roll, Roll Damping 
Lab due 
20 
Vortex Induced Vibrations I: Viscous Forces 
Homework 8 due 
21 
Vortex Induced Vibrations II: Considerations for Offshore Platform Design 

22 
Second Order Forces
Wave Drift 
Homework 9 due 
23 
Exam 2: Inclass 

24 
Free Surface Impact Problem Applied to Ship Slamming 

25 
Class Presentations 
Final project due 
26 
Class Presentations (cont.) 
