This unit is an advanced ocean engineering unit that introduces the students to the complex hydrodynamic and structural problems associated to the design of floating structures. By combining the knowledge gained in Hydrostatics, Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics and Mechanics of Solids, students will learn the engineering principles that dictate the size and govern the loads and motions experienced by free and moored floating structures. Finally, the 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|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Nagi Abdussamie|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Appraise the commercial, technical, environmental and social factors that influence the design of floating structures.
- Proficiently use applicable analysis techniques and relevant design codes to determine the optimum configuration and main dimensions of a floating structure taking into consideration the factors in point 1 above.
- Analyse the global performance of floating structures and evaluate the optimum mooring configuration.
- Develop numerical models and scale model tests to evaluate the hydrodynamic characteristic and performance of a floating offshore structure.
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3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)
|Assessment||Test or quiz (5%)|Test or quiz (5%)|Assignment (30%)|Assignment (30%)|Examination - invigilated (internally) (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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