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Maritime mechanical elements


The basic content chapters are:

  • Ship technical documentation;
  • basics (concepts and definitions, materials and properties, structural optimization);
  • unbreakable connections (welding, soldering, gluing, riveting, sideways connections);
  • demountable connections (helical and shaft);
  • elastic connections (springs, vibration damping);
  • Movement transmission elements (axles, shafts, bearings, clutches);
  • ship ships;
  • gears (gearboxes, planetary gear units);


Content according to IMO Model course 7.04:

  • Basic construction and operation principles of machinery systems
    • Shafting installations and propeller
  • Properties and parameters considered in the fabrication and repair of systems and components
    • Materials under load
    • Vibration
    • Self-secured joints
    • Permanent joints
    • Bonding plastics
    • Adhesives and bonding
    • Pipework
  • Design characteristics and selection of materials in construction of equipment
    • Selection of materials in construction of equipment
    • Design characteristics
    • Design characteristics of bearings


Content according to IMO Model course 7.02:

  • Design features and operative mechanism of marine diesel engine and associated auxiliaries
  • Design features and operative mechanism of propeller shaft and associated ancillaries
  • Fundamental principles of ship construction, trim and stability
    • Resistance and fuel consumption

Goals and competencies

Marine propulsion and maintenance of all the necessary auxiliary machines and installations is a complex problem requiring a thorough knowledge of all the elements. For undisturbed and safe operation, it is undoubtedly necessary to get to know the structural elements of the ship's machinery and equipment.


Special Features:

Implementation of the learning content among others include requirements in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention A-III / 1, A-III / 2 and the recommendations of the "Chief engineer officer and second engineer officer (Model course 7.02)" and "Officer and charge of an engineering watch (model course 7.04) "International Maritime Organization, London, 2014

Basic literature

  1. Valič, M.: Ladijski konstrukcijski elementi, skripta FPP 1999, ISBN: 961-6044-25-7
  2. Ren, Z.,Glodež,S.: Strojni elementi I. del, UM FS, 2001, 422 str.. ISBN:  86-435-0401-7
  3. Ren, Z.,Glodež,S.: Zbirka nalog iz strojnih elementov I. del, UM FS, 2001, 179 str. ISBN: 86-435-0415-7
  4. Decker, K-H.; Maschinene elemente, Hanser Verlag, 1995, 331 str. ISBN: 3-446-17979-8
  5. Lloyd's register of shipping:  Rules and regulations for the construction and classification of steel ships London; COBISS.SI-ID: 8345349
  6. Krautov strojniški priročnik; ISBN: 961-6030-46-9
  7. IMO: Chief engineer officer and second engineer officer,  International Maritime Organization, London, 1999, (Model course 7.02), ISBN 92-801-6104-0, COBISS.SI-ID 1008739