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MAR8067 : Marine Machinery Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Serkan Turkmen
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1. Mathematical modelling and its fundamentals
A2. Control theory and its basic applications
A3. Rationale and procedures for modelling, simulation and analysis of marine machinery systems
A4. integrated analysis of steering, propulsion, transmission and stabilisation systems

Outline Of Syllabus

The lecture material will cover:

Introduction to control engineering, open and closed loop systems, mathematical modelling of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical system components, linearisation, solution of 1st and 2nd order differential equations, Laplace transforms and their application, initial and final value theorem, state- space representation, transfer functions, block diagrams, poles and zero, time response, Routh- Hurwitz stability theorem, frequency response methods, relative stability, design of feedback control systems, bode diagrams, nyquist diagrams, gain and phase margins, closed loop analysis, root locus diagram and controller design. Marine system identification. Modelling, control and simulation of hydraulic (actuators, motors and pumps) and electric systems (passive and active networks, DC/AC motors and actuators), on-board ships for applications of governing speed of an engine, power transmission, ship dynamic stability and manoeuvring, system identification, controllability and observability assessment techniques.

The laboratory study will cover:
the modelling of engineering systems in a micro controller, Labview and Matlab/Simulink to study control system design to improve dynamic performance.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials101:0010:00Online teaching materials incl recorded lectures, computer classes, notes, tutorials and quizzes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion122:0022:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion119:0019:00Coursework
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture202:0040:00Timetabled sessions. Lecture sessions to be recapped [Present-in-person]
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching43:0012:00Timetabled sessions Computer class [PIP]
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Timetabled sessions, tutorial and feedback sessions [PIP]
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study188:0088:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lectures as the principal teaching method is justified by the need to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of a sizeable and detailed body of materials. (IKO1-5)
Tutorials provide a forum in which students are given opportunity to develop subject-specific skills, negotiate their problems with tutors and their peers in a less formal approach. (ISO1-3)

Coursework which is based on development of a simulation and analysis program will provide a platform for active participation to exercise cognitive skills, planning, problem-solving, numeracy skills and computer literacy. (ISO1-6)
Independent study includes: Directed study following lectures,

Self-directed and directed study relevant to assessed project, which affords an opportunity to bring together relevant knowledge, subject specific and assessed key skills.
Alternative will be offered to students who are unable to be present in person.

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A75End of Sem2
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M25approx 2000 words
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Computer assessment1MCanvas quiz to provide formative feedback
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 within a syllabus under time-limited conditions, this being a valuable metric for any subsequent employer.

The computer-based simulation laboratory work (the coursework) assess their ability to perform dynamic modelling simulation, interpretation and presentation, without a tight time limit.

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period. The coursework would be unaffected by this.

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