Postgraduate

MAR8274 : Structural Analysis and Design of Ships and Offshore Structures

Semesters
Semester 3 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

A1 To gain the knowledge of ultimate limit state design of steel-plated structures
A2 To address theoretical and practical aspects of limit state design in the marine field
A3 To develop the working knowledge and skills to undertake ultimate strength and accidental limit state analysis of marine structures

Outline Of Syllabus

Load criteria for ship and offshore structural design. Design principles, criteria and Regulations. Environmental phenomena and application to design. Ultimate limit state design. Fatigue limit state design and fatigue resistant detail design. Accidental limit state design. Probabilistic design of ships and offshore structures. Design for structural details. Comparative study of structural design. Elastic responses of grillages; plastic theory and its application to beams and grillages. Elastic plate theory; plate behaviour under lateral pressure. Materials including composite for ships and offshore applications. Fabrication for corrosion control.

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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Exam preparation and working solutions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam at the end of the intensive school
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Assimilation, completion and submission of the Post School Assignment (PSA)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00Reading and researching the pre-school materials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading15:005:00Reading and researching the post-school materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching135:0035:00Intensive School in the form of Lectures, Tutorials and briefing on Post School Assignment (PSA)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time13:003:00Online discussions with students and Module Leaders/Lecturers on Blackboard
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

- Lectures are designed to convey the underlying concepts and knowledge of marine structural design and analysis (IKO1-IKO8) and the professional skills required to solve structural problems (ISO1-ISO6).
- Tutorials support the students' self-study in reading around the lecture material and learning to solve marine structural problems posed by the tutorial questions (ISO1-ISO6).
- Practical sessions are self-organising activities in which the students develop intellectual and problem-solving skills to design and analyse marine structures (ISO1-ISO6).
- Independent study gives time for the students to read recommended references (IKO1-IKO8) and practise their professional skills (ISO1-ISO6).

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 Examination1203A60N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report3M40Post-school problem solving exercises - approx. 1500 words (individual assignment)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

An unseen examination enables students to demonstrate their theoretical understanding (IKO1-IKO12) and
professional skills (ISO1-ISO10) under time-constaint as required by industry. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Knowledge and understanding are assessed through the problem solving exercises submitted via the Report.

Reading Lists

Timetable