Hello!

Welcome to this course on Structural Design & Scantling with the ISO 12215 norm!

My name is Pablo Merino, and this is Javier Calderón, and we will be your instructors during this course.

(Pablo Merino) I am a Naval Architect with Ph.D. in Mathematical Engineering, and I am currently working as a post-doctoral researcher at UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid). I will cover the first part of the course, which is devoted to the fundamentals of the strength of materials and the basic concepts behind the definition and scantling of naval structures.

(Javier Calderón) I am Ph.D. in Naval Architecture, and I am currently enrolled as an assistant professor at UPM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), where I teach courses related to sailing yacht design. I will be your instructor for the second and third parts of the course.

In there, we will have a deep insight into the details of the ISO 12215 Norm, including the material properties, the computation of design pressures, and the resulting scantling of the overall structure, including details and relevant aspects of the sailing yacht, such as the rudder, the keel, and the rig.

Once we get familiar with the principles of resistance and strength of materials and how they apply to the norm, we will put everything into practice through relevant examples that will help us fully understand the scantling design process of a sailing yacht.

If you are interested in enhancing your understanding of yacht structural design and scantling evaluation and are willing to learn how to apply the ISO 12215 standard to that purpose, then this course is for you.

We are looking forward to having you on board!