Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Structural Analysis and Design of Ships and Offshore Structures

Theoretical and practical aspects of limit state design in the marine field.

This course provides knowledge of ultimate limit state design of steel-plated structures. It develops the knowledge and skills needed to undertake ultimate strength and accidental limit state analysis of marine structures.

You'll be able to:

  • discuss requirements of elastic and plastic analysis of grillages
  • discuss shape factors, the upper bound and lower bound theorem on plastic analysis
  • state the assumptions of elastic plate theory; bending moment curvature relationship of plate

We'll show you how to use the energy method for determination of critical buckling stresses of plates. You'll find out about the effective width of plating in relation to long plate strength and wide plate strength.

We'll discuss the factors affecting the ultimate strength of plate. We'll consider design considerations and criteria for plate subjected lateral and in-plate loads. We'll take a look at structural steel and composite materials.

This course is also delivered on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes at Newcastle University in Singapore, and you will attend alongside full and part time registered students. If you elect to study the full Masters' programme after completing the module, this is an available option for you.

Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Objectives and Outline

Structural Analysis and Design of Ships and Offshore Structures

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you'll know how to:

  • calculate the ultimate strength of beam-columns, plates, stiffened panels and grillages under combined loads using simple semi-analytical procedures
  • analyse progressive collapse of ship hull girders using the IACS-CSR-H incremental-iterative method
  • assess fabrication- and age-induced factors influencing ultimate strength of ships and offshore structures
  • appraise good modelling practices in nonlinear finite element analysis of ultimate strength and crashworthiness of marine structures

You'll understand the design criteria and considerations for mooring and riser systems. You'll gain knowledge about the configuration of an oil well, and about straight hole and directional drilling.

You'll find out how to:

  • carry out static, quasi-static, and dynamic mooring analyses
  • perform static and dynamic riser analyses
  • perform interference analysis

You'll be able to predict the consequences of accidental loads on ship and offshore structures. This will follow the recommended practices of classification societies.

You'll also be able to apply these outcomes to the practical design of ships and other floating structures.

Course Outline

  1. Load criteria for ship and offshore structural design.
  2. Design principles, criteria and Regulations.
  3. Environmental phenomena and application to design.
  4. Ultimate limit state design.
  5. Fatigue limit state design and fatigue resistant detail design.
  6. Accidental limit state design.
  7. Probabilistic design of ships and offshore structures.
  8. Design for structural details.
  9. Comparative study of structural design.
  10. Elastic responses of grillages; plastic theory and its application to beams and grillages.
  11. Elastic plate theory; plate behaviour under lateral pressure.
  12. Materials including composite for ships and offshore applications.
  13. Fabrication for corrosion control.
Course dates

This course has already been delivered or dates are currently being arranged. To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.

Further Information

Structural Analysis and Design of Ships and Offshore Structures

Academic Module Outline

This course is also delivered as a Module (code MAR8274) on at least one of the Faculty's Masters programmes, the majority of which can be studied part time, making them suitable for those in employment. You will attend with full and part time registered students. The Academic Module Outline is available via the University's Module Catalogue.

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Structural Analysis and Design of Ships and Offshore Structures

Presenters

Newcastle University

Fees

Structural Analysis and Design of Ships and Offshore Structures

Fees

  • Structural Analysis and Design of Ships and Offshore Structures
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The course fee includes tuition and course materials.

Contact the team in Singapore for information about cancellation and refund of fees.

Formal assessment may be available for this Course. Assessment usually attracts an additional fee. Delegates will be issued with a transcript and Certificate of Credit Achieved. More details are available from the Singapore team.

To find out more, email newriis.research@ncl.ac.uk.