Postgraduate

MAR8051 : Marine Risers, Umbilicals and Mooring Lines

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials241:0024:00Online teaching materials inc recorded lectures, notes and quizzes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion116:0016:00Examination Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture129:0029:00independent reading on lecture materials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading122:0022:00Reading and review of lecture notes for a full understanding of materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Online Timetabled Tutorials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching31:003:00PIP Teaching
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).

Alternative will be offered to students who are unable to be present in person.

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

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202M10024 hr exam S2
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.

Reading Lists

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