Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07
Offshore oil and gas structural Engineering course covering the conceptual design of topsides modules. Emphasis is placed on the variety of loading conditions, such as in-place analysis, load out, lift, and installation. Course covers manual calculations and drafting and offers worked examples. Requires structural engineering background (e.g. truss analysis, member design) and the use of code checks.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
The course introduces the conceptual design of topsides modules for offshore installation and offers a general introduction to offshore design; design guidance for a range of design specifications; case studies for small, medium and large projects as well as worked manual examples.
The aim of this course is to develop “back to basics” structural engineering skills with a focus on manual calculations and drafting – to truly understand the design decisions. The course focuses on the conceptual design of topside modules with a maximum lift weight of 2000 tonnes. The development of viable alternative design schemes for a range of different module types will be a key feature, as will the use of approximate hand analysis. Emphasis will be placed on good detailing and clarity of presentation of design calculations. The course follows the philosophy and approach required for Professional Examination for Chartered Membership of I Struct E.
The course focuses on Structural Members Design and introduces modular connection considerations to demonstrate the design of real-world topsides modules. The course emphasises basic engineering competence, demonstrated by good manual design and drafting sketches to produce robust structures. Topics include: conceptual design principles; approximate methods of analysis; module design specification for in-place lift and transportation load cases; connection and pad-eye details; weight control. All of the theory is brought to reality through a series of worked examples of modules and corresponding coursework assignments.
The main learning outcomes will be familiarity with the following topics:
Justify designs and follow structural engineering design codes to prove feasibility
Mode of delivery: This course is delivered online, where the students will access Topics via the web in blocks and submit written assignments for continual assessment. There is an online discussion board for engagement with tutors and other students and online quizzes used to release the next unit of material.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: 100% continuous assessment - 4 coursework assignments (25%, 25%, 30% and 20%).
Resit: The re-sit will comprise of re-doing the failed element/s (exam and/or coursework assessment/s) from the 1st attempt with a maximum CGS mark of D3. The marks for other elements (successfully passed) will be carried over. Resit mark of either RP or RF will be recorded.
There are no assessments for this course.
The course includes a number of homework assignments, each assignment will be marked and feedback given, both generally as well as individually. Learning outcomes are supported via interactive discussion on MyAberdeen discussion boards as well as online quizzes.