Module Description

Module: Maritime Technology and Maritime Systems


Analysis of Maritime SystemsLecture2Summer Semester
Analysis of Maritime SystemsRecitation Section (small)1Summer Semester
Introduction to Maritime TechnologyLecture2Winter Semester
Introduction to Maritime TechnologyRecitation Section (small)1Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Moustafa Abdel-Maksoud

Admission Requirements:


Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Solid knowledge and competences in mechanics, fluid dynamics and analysis (series, periodic functions, continuity, differentiability, integration, multiple variables, ordinaray and partial differential equations, boundary value problems, initial conditions and eigenvalue problems).

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

After successful completion of this class, students should have an overview about phenomena and methods in ocean engineering and the ability to apply and extend the methods presented.

In detail, the students should be able to

  • describe the different aspects and topics in Maritime Technology,
  • apply existing methods to problems in Maritime Technology,
  • discuss limitations in present day approaches and perspectives in the future,
  • Techniques for the analysis of offshore systems,
  • Modeling and evaluation of dynamic systems,
  • System-oriented thinking, decomposition of complex systems.

The students learn the ability of apply and transfer existing methods and techniques on novel questions in maritime technologies. Furthermore, limits of the existing knowledge and future developments will be discussed.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

The processing of an exercise in a group of up to four students shall strengthen the communication and team-working skills and thus promote an important working technicque of subsequent working days. The collaboration has to be illustrated in a community presentation of the results.


The course contents are absorbed in an exercise work in a group and individually checked in a final exam in which a self-reflection of the learned is expected without tools.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:



Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 96, Study Time in Lecture: 84

Course: Analysis of Maritime Systems


Alexander Mitzlaff




Summer Semester


  1. Hydrostatic analysis
    • Buoyancy,
    • Stability,
  2. Hydrodynamic analysis
    • Froude-Krylov force
    • Morison's equation,
    • Radiation and diffraction
    • transparent/compact structures
  3. Evaluation of offshore structures: Reliability techniques (security, reliability, disposability)
    • Short-term statistics
    • Long-term statistics and extreme events


  • G. Clauss, E. Lehmann, C. Östergaard. Offshore Structures Volume I: Conceptual Design and Hydrodynamics. Springer Verlag Berlin, 1992
  • E. V. Lewis (Editor), Principles of Naval Architecture ,SNAME, 1988
  • Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Proceedings of International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • S. Chakrabarti (Ed.), Handbook of Offshore Engineering, Volumes 1-2, Elsevier, 2005
  • S. K. Chakrabarti, Hydrodynamics of Offshore Structures , WIT Press, 2001

Course: Introduction to Maritime Technology


Sven Hoog




Winter Semester


1. Introduction

  • Ocean Engineering and Marine Research
  • The potentials of the seas
  • Industries and occupational structures

2. Coastal and offshore Environmental Conditions

  • Physical and chemical properties of sea water and sea ice
  • Flows, waves, wind, ice
  • Biosphere

3. Response behavior of Technical Structures

4. Maritime Systems and Technologies

  • General Design and Installation of Offshore-Structures
  • Geophysical and Geotechnical Aspects
  • Fixed and Floating Platforms
  • Mooring Systems, Risers, Pipelines
  • Energy conversion: Wind, Waves, Tides


  • Chakrabarti, S., Handbook of Offshore Engineering, vol. I/II, Elsevier 2005.
  • Gerwick, B.C., Construction of Marine and Offshore Structures, CRC-Press 1999.
  • Wagner, P., Meerestechnik, Ernst&Sohn 1990.
  • Clauss, G., Meerestechnische Konstruktionen, Springer 1988.
  • Knauss, J.A., Introduction to Physical Oceanography, Waveland 2005.
  • Wright, J. et al., Waves, Tides and Shallow-Water Processes, Butterworth 2006.
  • Faltinsen, O.M., Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures, Cambridge 1999.
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