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Module

MAR8065 : Marine Power Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Rosemary Norman
  • Lecturer: Dr Kayvan Pazouki
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1 – Transmission system design and its fundamentals,
A2 - Rationale for selection, analysis, optimisation and installation of transmission systems, A3 – Understanding and design principles of marine electrical power systems
A4 - To analyse power network operation and electric machines
A5 - To analyse operation of power electronic converters for electric propulsion systems. A6 – To analyse propulsion, transmission and ship’s performance.

Outline Of Syllabus

Mechanical Power Transmission:

Transmission, types and applications; principle of gear design, geometry, definitions, flanks, involute and its properties; gear measurements and calculations, contact ratio, span width; gear efficiencies, calculation and optimisation.
Gear design: load analysis, bending and Hertzian stresses, design procedure and gearbox selection; gear design AGMA standard, load analysis, tooth stresses (fatigue, bending, surface durability), design procedure; Helical gears, AGMA standard and applications, transmission systems, combination of gear design and controllable pitch propellers, power matching and optimisation.

Electrical Power Transmission:

Overview of generation and AC and DC distribution systems; Operation and control of AC and DC electric machines; power system analysis; alternative electrical power generation including solar energy and an introduction to fuel cell systems; shore connections in port; power electronic converter circuits; propulsion control and operation.

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 materials401:0040:00Online teaching materials including recorded lectures, notes, tutorials and quizzes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:0024 hour open book exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Exam preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion136:0036:00preparation and submission of coursework
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Scheduled present in-person tutorial sessions to be recapped
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Synchronous Online tutorial sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:306:00Synchronous Online tutorial sessions
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity190:0090:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of online lecture recordings and guided study materials with a mixture of in-person and synchronous online tutorials to provide structured support for the students’ learning. The structured materials define the scope of each of the syllabus topics (IKO1-7).

The independent study time is essential for students to work through the lecture material, in their own time and at their own pace (ISO1-7).

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M50Coursework assignment, taking approximately 36 hours (approximately 2500 words)
Written exercise1M5024 Hour open book exam set mid-way through the block taught module.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination affords students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and possession of subject specific and key skills. The medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics as well as their critical thinking in response to open ended questions.

The coursework provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate written, planning and organising, problem solving, technical presentation, creativity and innovation, numeracy and computer literacy and associated cognitive skills. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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