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MAR8093 : Dynamics of Offshore Installations

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Narakorn Srinil
  • Lecturer: Dr Wenxian Yang
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1. To introduce the basic design concepts for fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms
A2. To provide fundamental knowledge to understand key factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of fixed and floating offshore platforms and installations
A3. To develop computational skills to predict the dynamic motion and structural response of fixed and floating offshore platforms

Outline Of Syllabus

Wave theories; wave, wind, and current force predictions; single and multi-degree of freedom systems; rigid-body equations of single and multi-body systems; vortex induced vibrations; dynamic analysis of semi-submersibles, TLPs, seakeeping design of floating systems.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Lecture and Tutorials [PIP]
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading621:0062:00Examination preparation
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study112:0012:00Calculation practice on examples
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study12:002:00Examination
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are designed to convey the underlying technical and management practices (IKO1 - IKO4) and the professional skills required during the design and construction of pipeline projects (ISO1 - ISO3). Practicals are a mix of supervised and self-organising group activities in which the students practise use of the skills to carry out route selection (ISO4). Independent study gives time for the students to read recommended references (IKO1 - IKO4) to develop intellectual and professional skills in the design of onshore and offshore pipelines (ISO1 - ISO4).

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions. In this case, we will have 4 hours for online tutorials, 4 hours for PIP, 28 hours for online teaching/structured guided learning and remaining hours for examination preparation.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise2MA class test in a tutorial session
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.

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.

Reading Lists