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MAR3039 : Marine Structures II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Yongchang Pu
  • Other Staff: Dr Do Kyun Kim
  • 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; two-dimensional plane stress analysis - Airy stress function; stress concentration factors, fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis of marine structures.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Coursework
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical32:006:00Computer Class
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study117:3017:30General Reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study117:3017:30Writing up lecture notes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study112:0012:00Examination Revision
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 practise 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.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A80N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
MAR8072Fundamentals of Naval Architecture1N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M20Taking approximately 10 hours
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam allows students to demonstrate basic knowledge of the descriptive material and of the theoretical methods taught (IKO1-IKO6).
The report of 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.

Semester 1 Study Abroad students would be required to sit an alternative examination in the December examination period.

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