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SESS3026 Marine Structures

Module Overview

This module provides an awareness of structural principles and their application to marine related problems. This is undertaken by developing a fundamental understanding of the methods for the design and analysis of maritime structures and structural components.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • To increase awareness of structural behaviour and to develop advanced structural and material concepts.
  • To develop the knowledge and skills to undertake the response analysis of maritime structures and structural components.
  • To address theoretical and practical aspects of structural response analysis in the marine field.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Assess the strength of maritime structures and structural components under various loads.
  • Characterise the limits of behaviour of maritime structures and structural components.
  • Assess ultimate strength of maritime structures and structural components.
  • Characterise the importance of vibration to maritime structures and structural components.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Improve powers of critical assessment and review, and ability to review, analyse and synthesise knowledge of strength and behaviour of maritime structures and structural components into structural design and analysis.
Subject Specific Practical Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge to practical ship design and assessment.

Syllabus

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the methods for the design and analysis of Maritime Structures. This is undertaken by developing an awareness of structural principles and their application to marine related problems. This module builds and develops the skills required to undertake the structural design and analysis of a maritime structure and the corresponding structural components. The module introduces the theoretical and numerical techniques available to undertake this. This module builds on essential previous understanding of forces acting on a ship at sea; a quasi static approaches to longitudinal strength; determining equilibrium; calculation of weight, buoyancy, shear force and bending moment; determining design bending moment and shear force; classification society requirements; and the design of ship structures such as mid-ship sections.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include • Lectures • Class discussions • Example sheets and directed self-study. Learning activities include • Directed reading • Independent learning to broaden understanding.

TypeHours
Practical10
Lecture26
Revision40
Guided independent study74
Total study time150

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Continuous Assessment 30%
Final Assessment  70%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Set Task 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Set Task 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: FEEG2005

Pre-requisites

To study this module, you will need to have studied the following module(s):

CodeModule
FEEG2005Materials and Structures
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