This unit is an advanced ocean engineering unit that introduces the students to the complex fluid-structure problems associated to the design of floating structures. By combining the knowledge gained in Hydrostatics, Mechanics of Solids and Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics, students will learn the engineering principles that dictate the size and govern the loads and motions experienced by free and moored floating structures. Finally, students will be exposed to current experimental and numerical simulation techniques used to evaluate the performance of these structures.
|Unit name||Design of Floating Offshore Structures|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
Dr Nagi Abdussamie
Dr Nagi Abdussamie
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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ILO 1 Appraise the commercial, technical, environmental and social factors that influence the design of floating structures
ILO 2 Proficiently use applicable analysis techniques and relevant design codes to determine the optimum configuration and main dimensions of a floating structure taking into considerations the factors in point 1 above
ILO 3 Analyse the global performance of floating structures and evaluate the optimum mooring configuration
ILO 4 Develop numerical models and scale model tests to evaluate the hydrodynamic characteristic and performance of a floating offshore structure
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2019: $1,169.00||2019: $2,731.00||031701|
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3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)
Examination 30%, Team Design & Model Test 30%, Individual Design Project 30%, Online quizzes 10%
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