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Module

MAR3041 : Offshore Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Wenxian Yang
  • Lecturer: Dr Yongchang Pu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop the knowledge and understanding of:
A1. To build on the knowledge and skills in the field of Offshore Engineering.
A2. To develop skills required to predict the functional performance and downtime for offshore vessels and installations.
A3. To provide knowledge of experimental methods and techniques adopted by offshore engineers and naval architects in the area of fluid loading and response.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module applies the fundamental marine and offshore dynamics principles to various issues experienced in offshore engineering. The teaching topics include: fundamentals of fluid mechanics, potential flow, regular waves, random waves, wave spectrum, added mass and Froude Krylov Forces, fluid loading on slender offshore structures, hydrodynamic testing facilities (including towing tank, U-tube, wind-wave-current tank, etc.), dynamics of floating bodies, design of offshore foundations, offshore mooring system calculations, and the knowledge of drilling engineering.

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
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials481:0048:00Online lecture including recorded lectures, notes, tutorials and quizzes.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Preparation of revision material for examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Scheduled present-in-person tutorial sessions. 4 in S1 and 5 in S2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Synchronous Online Tutorial Sessions: Q/A - Feedback 3 in S1 and 3 in S2
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1104:00104:00Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures and tutorials are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of concepts and detailed analysis methods (IKO1-IKO4 and ISO1-ISO5).
The tutorials provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate written communication skills, research related skills, IT skills and depth of understanding (and associated cognitive skills).
Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Students should consult their timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

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 Examination1802A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific, cognitive and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.

Reading Lists

Timetable