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Module

MAR8051 : Marine Risers, Umbilicals and Mooring Lines

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Zhiqiang Hu
  • Lecturer: Dr Narakorn Srinil
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

A1: To gain the knowledge and understanding of different configurations, components and equipment used in marine risers, umbilicals, and mooring lines.

A2: To address the theoretical and practical aspects of marine risers, umbilicals, and mooring lines.

A3: To develop students' skills in designing and analysing mooring and riser systems.

A4: To gain the knowledge and understanding of elemental concepts of umbilical engineering.

Outline Of Syllabus

1.Configurations and components of marine risers, umbilicals and mooring lines.

2.Failure modes of marine risers, umbilicals and mooring line systems.


3.Calculation methods of quasi-static analysis for marine risers, umbilicals and mooring lines, such as catenary theory.


4.Dynamic analysis method for marine risers, umbilicals and mooring lines.


5.Computing software for marine risers, umbilicals and mooring lines analysis.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00Online teaching materials including recorded lectures, complementary materials, notes and quizzes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion116:0016:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading130:0030:00Reading and review of lecture notes for a full understanding of materials.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00Present-in-person Tutorial
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00Present-in-person Lectures
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study129:0029:00Independent study on lecture materials and general reading
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are designed to convey the underlying concepts and knowledge of mooring and riser systems (IKO1 – IKO6), umbilical systems (IKO7) and the professional skills required to design and analyse mooring lines, risers and umbilical (ISO1 – ISO6).

Practicals sessions are a mix of supervised and self-organising activities in which the students develop intellectual and problem-solving skills to design and analyse mooring, riser and umbilical systems (ISO1 – ISO6).

Independent study gives time for the students to read recommended references (IKO1 – IKO7) and practise their professional skills (ISO1 – ISO6).

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A1002-hours exam at S2 assessment period
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam tests acquisition of a clear general knowledge of the subject plus the ability to think and analyse a problem quickly, to select from and to apply both the general knowledge and detailed knowledge of aspects of the subject. The exam also assesses problem solving skills, the ability to work unaided and to communicate clearly and concisely in writing.

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

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