Hydrostatics and Stability

By Prof. Hari Warrior   |   IIT Kharagpur
Learners enrolled: 317
Very basic course for Naval Architecture students and Marine Engineers.  But it is also essential to advanced engineers and scientists in the field.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Naval Architecture
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 12 weeks
Category :
  • Ocean Engineering
Credit Points : 3
Level : Undergraduate/Postgraduate
Start Date : 26 Jul 2021
End Date : 15 Oct 2021
Enrollment Ends : 09 Aug 2021
Exam Date : 24 Oct 2021 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Linesplan and hydrostatics particulars

Week 2: Archimedes principle

Week 3: Initial stability concepts

Week 4: GZ curves

Week 5: Numerical integration

Week 6: Moment of inertial calculations

Week 7: Dynamic stability

Week 8: Wind heeling arms

Week 9: IMO regulations

Week 10: Trim

Week 11: Bilging

Week 12: Wave Effects

Books and references

  •     Hydrostatics and Stability by Adrian Biran, Merchant ship stability by Lester

Instructor bio

Prof. Hari Warrior

IIT Kharagpur
Prof. Warrior is a Naval Architect from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He did his postgraduate studies from USA and joined in the Department of OE & NA, IIT Kharagpur. His main expertise is on the computational fluid simulations around a ship’s hull and turbulence modeling. He also does work on stability of ships and offshore platforms.

Course certificate

The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
Date and Time of Exams: October 242021 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.


Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course. 
Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Kharagpur .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

Once again, thanks for your interest in our online courses and certification. Happy learning. 

- NPTEL team

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