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MAR8110 : Advanced Structural Design and Analysis

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Simon Benson
  • Lecturer: Dr Do Kyun Kim
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1 - To increase awareness of structural behaviour and to develop advanced structural and material concepts.
A2. To extend knowledge and understanding of finite elements applied to marine structures and develop working knowledge and skills to undertake linear and nonlinear finite element analysis

Outline Of Syllabus

Theory of plates and grillages
Elastic and elastoplastic responses of plates, stiffeners and grillages;.

Linear and nonlinear finite element methods
Fundamental of both linear and non-linear structural response analysis; ship frame analysis and grillage analysis; formulations of beam elements, plane stress elements; dispalement and shape functions; equivalent nodal loads; beam-bracket compatibility and stiffener-plate compatibility;

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials120:306:00Week 1 pre-recorded non-synchronous online lectures 6xFEM, 6XBuckling theory
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching83:0024:00Present-in-Person - Intensive Week Classes
Guided Independent StudyProject work130:0030:00Coursework preparation - Post School Assignment
Guided Independent StudyProject work130:0030:00Coursework preparation, pre-School Assignment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study110:0010:00General revision, reading and consolidating of lecture notes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject by independent reading for which they are given guidance in the distance learning material (IKO1). The preschool study is reinforced via lectures during the intensive school itself. The use of design during the intensive school and work-based assessments and application after the intensive school also enable the students to learn. Subject specific skills (e.g. IT and project planning) are developed via the distance learning material, which is delivered by a web-based system (Canvas). Cognitive skills (problem solving/ decision making) are taught primarily through case studies and design classes, and developed through work based assignments. Key transferable skills (communication, time management, ability to work alone etc) are developed through work based pre- and post school assignments and via completion of the module itself, including the distance learning material (ISO1-12).

Students should consult their timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

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

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Prob solv exercises1M50Preschool coursework
Written exercise2M50postschool written exercise
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the written assignments. Subject-specific and cognitive skills are assessed via the module assignments, as are communication skills. The Graduate Skills Framework Skills indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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