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MAR3039 : Marine Structures II

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Yongchang Pu
  • Lecturer: Dr Do Kyun Kim, Dr Simon Benson
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aims of the module are:
A1 - To introduce fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis
A2 - To introduce the effects of shear stress in beams
A3 - To predict structural responses of structures under torsion
A4 - To deliver knowledge and skills to undertake finite element analysis for frame and plated structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module increases the awareness of structural behaviour and develops advanced structural and material concepts.

Topics include: finite element methods; shear stress in beams; torsion in open and closed thin-walled cross-sections; stress concentration factors, fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis of marine structures.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture221:0022:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Extensive coursework
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical32:006:00Practice of ANSYS Finite Element Analysis Software (use online videos); 2hr x 3 in computer cluster
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study136:0036:00Review and study lecture materials, notes, and general reading.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Formal lectures are designed to deliver the theories and their relation to the current practice in the design and to explain the use of major techniques. (IKO1-IKO6).
The tutorial and practical sessions are a mix of supervised and self-organising activities in which the students practice use of the methods and apply to marine structures (ISO1-ISO4).

The independent study gives time for the students to read the classic and leading edge papers on those topics.

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

Students should consult their 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
Essay1M100Taking approximately 30 hours
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework tests the ability to write reports, derive mathematical expressions, solve 'real life' problems and apply the taught methods. (IKO1-IKO6, ISO2-ISO4).

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

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