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Module

MAR2020 : Applications of Engineering II

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Andrew Aspden
  • Lecturer: Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Maryam Haroutunian, Dr Simon Benson, Dr Serkan Turkmen
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To undertake four practical engineering exercises in the following topics:

A1 – Marine Engineering
A2 – Naval Architecture (Ship Stability)
A3 – Marine Structures
A4 – Hydrodynamics

Outline Of Syllabus

A1 – Marine Engineering Laboratory – A guided laboratory session where small groups operate a water pump and a heat exchanger, extract data from the equipment and then analyse the experiment and data within an assessed technical report completed individually. This component provides an opportunity for practical application of marine engineering theory and the use of statistical methods to process experimental data. It develops practical skills and demonstrates the relevance of taught material in this subject.

A2 - Ship Flooding Laboratory – A guided laboratory where small groups set up a ship model in a water basin and create several flooding scenarios. Equivalent theoretical calculations are completed and submitted as a technical report individually or in pairs. The practical is based in the hydrodynamic laboratories and provides an opportunity for hands-on experience in the labs linking to theoretical principles of stability and flooding taught in Naval Architecture modules.

A3 - Structural Design, Make, Test – A small group design challenge activity. The practical utilises fundamental structural data to design a truss structure of minimum weight to support a specified load. This develops and demonstrates the practical application of material taught in Marine Structures modules. Students present their structural design in a design review and the designed structure is then fabricated and finally tested to destruction.

A4 – Propulsion Laboratory – A guided laboratory where small groups complete a propeller open water test in the cavitation tunnel. Equivalent theoretical calculations are completed and submitted as a technical report individually or in pairs. The practical is based in the cavitation tunnel at Blyth and links to theoretical material taught in Hydrodynamics modules. This component provides an opportunity for practical application of propeller theory and the use of statistical methods to process experimental data.

A1-A4 – A set of 10 online sessions in statistical methods to underpin the analyses in the practical laboratories, which are completed by students as independent learning.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Assessment preparation for A1
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Assessment preparation and completion for A2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion22:004:00Assessment preparation and completion for A3
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Assessment preparation and completion for A4
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:001:00Practical A1.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:001:00Practical A2.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:001:00Practical A3.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:001:00Practical A4.
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading110:0010:00Statistical Methods
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity120:0020:00Student-led group activity A3
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk12:002:00Intro to Module.
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of 4 practical elements which are supported through introductory lectures and tutorials to provide the easiest way for students to assimilate the knowledge content and define the scope of each of the syllabus topics (IKO1-4).

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

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

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Practical/lab report2M25Practical A1.
Practical/lab report2M25Practical A2.
Practical/lab report2M25Practical A3.
Practical/lab report2M25Practical A4.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment2MCanvas Online with automatic feedback
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The practical experiments assess the students' ability to perform a piece of work, including experimental measurements, calculations, interpretation and presentation. Practical experiments also asses the students' ability to perform work as part of a team.

The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists

Timetable