Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 12:28
This course follows on from the Level 3 Design of Structural Elements course and the Level 4 Advanced Structural Design course, extending the earlier concepts into areas relevant to Offshore Structural Design. The course aim is to introduce the student to some specialised fields of conceptual structural engineering design in an offshore context, and to develop confidence in these areas. The course divides into current main topics of offshore structures and involves hand calculations with the aid of spreadsheets and advanced computational modelling for accurate loading, analysis and design.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
The topics will introduce the conceptual design of offshore structures including Jacket Design and Steelwork Connections. The course introduces configurations and design aspects of jacket platforms including members, joints and foundation design which will be integrated into a computational structural modelling. This leads to design iterations of comprehensive simulations subject to wave, current wind and functional loads.
To introduce the student to some specialised fields of conceptual structural engineering design in an offshore context, and to develop confidence in these areas.
Main Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students should:
A) have knowledge and understanding of:
• Environmental and transportation loads relevant to initial design of offshore structures
• the design of structural steelwork connections in offshore structures, and the requirements of relevant Codes of Practice
• Appropriate hand analysis techniques
B) have gained intellectual skills so that they are able to:
• visualise structural response and load paths
• understand the issues covered by Structural Codes of Practice
• approach the design problem logically and confidently
C) have gained practical skills so that they are able to:
• perform initial analysis of offshore structures
• perform the necessary strength and stability checks according to Codes of Practice
D) have gained or improved transferable skills so that they are able to:
• move between different Codes of Practice for structural engineering, by recognising the common issues underlying their different approaches
• Apply their knowledge of structural steel framing systems to other types of structures
• Apply their knowledge of structural steelwork connections to other types of structures, such as buildings and bridges
The course divides into current main topics of offshore structures. The topics will introduce the conceptual design of offshore structures including Jacket Design and Steel Connections. The order of topic delivery may vary according to the availability of the lecturers.
Available only to candidates following an Engineering degree programme.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt – 25% class test on Steelwork Connections. 75% coursework assignments on Offshore Jacket Structures.
Resit – As above
Informal formative assessment is available to students during the weekly tutorial sessions.
Students can receive feedback on their progress on request at the weekly tutorial/feedback sessions.
Feedback on performance in the class test will be through the provision of the correct answers.