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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.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• Develop and deepen knowledge already gained in FEEG2005 and SESS2016. • Enable a fundamental understanding of the design and analysis of Maritime Structures

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 elastic and plastic response analysis of stiffened plate structures
  • 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 unstiffened and stiffened plate panels under various loads.
  • Characterise the elastic buckling limit of un/stiffened plate panels.
  • Characterise the structural response of maritime composite structures.
  • Assess ultimate strength of plates, beams and structures.
  • Characterise the vibrational features of maritime structures.
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 plate structures knowledge into ship and marine structure design.
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. Topics to be covered include: grillages, plate behaviour under lateral pressure or in-plate compression, structural dynamics, composite materials. 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
Follow-up work20
Lecture36
Wider reading or practice28
Revision40
Preparation for scheduled sessions26
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Resources and reading list. Available on blackboard

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (120 minutes) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Examination  (120 minutes) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Linked modules

Pre-requisite: FEEG2005 Materials And Structures.

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