Postgraduate Course: Moorings and Reliability (IDCORE) (PGEE11100)
|School||School of Engineering
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course enables students to understand the wider aspects of Moorings and Reliability and obtain experience at sites and from industry. It will be given over a two weeks and will consist of lectures, presentations from industry, mini workshops and visits to facilities, such as boat trips to South West Mooring Test Facility, Falmouth Bay Test Site, visits to Dynamic Marine Component Test facility.
¿ An introductory overview outlining the major issues to be addressed in the system design of ORE devices [4 hours]
¿ General overview and application of moorings configurations and design procedures [2 hours]
¿ Mooring, Anchors and foundations: mooring properties,pile, embedment and gravity anchors; [2 hours]
¿ Introduction to fully dynamic mooring simulation program (OrcaFlex) [2 hours]
¿ Workshop: Dynamic mooring analysis tool - OrcaFlex [4 hours]
¿ An introductory overview outlining the major issues to be addressed in reliability for ORE devices [2 hours]
¿ Appropriate reliability methods suitable for application to
marine renewable devices [4 hours]
¿ Workshop: Failure rate data for marine renewable energy [4 hours]
¿ Workshop: Reliability assessment and test procedures [4 hours]
¿ Design of offshore research facilities [2 hours]
¿ Installation and maintenance: practical experience [4 hours]
¿ Field excursion to offshore research facility [3 hours]
¿ Field excursion to reliability research facility [3 hours]
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 18,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 12,
Fieldwork Hours 6,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Group project 100%
|No Exam Information
| ¿ an ability to design an offshore structure to recognised design codes;
¿ a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computer models applied in the offshore industry, and an appreciation of their limitations;
¿ an ability to apply theoretical principals and computerbased models for solving problems in offshore engineering applications;
¿ an ability to extract data pertinent to an application of offshore installations, using computer based engineering tools when appropriate;
¿ ability to generate an innovative design for products, systems, components or processes to fulfil new needs.
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Faltinsen, O., 1993, Sea Loads on Ships and Offshore Structures, Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 0521458706.
Massel, S.R., 1996, Ocean Waves: Their Physics and Prediction, World Scientific Publishing, ISBN: 9810221096.
Chakrabarti, S.K., 1994, Offshore structure modelling, World
Scientific, ISBN: 9810215126.
Chakrabarti, S.K.; 2005, Handbook of Offshore Engineering, Volume 1 & 2, Elsevier Science, ISBN: 0080443818.
Chakrabarti, S.K., 1987, Hydrodynamics of offshore structures,
WIT Press, ISBN: 090545166X.
Barltrop, N.D.P., 1998, Floating structures: A guide for design
and analysis, OPL, Oilfield Publication, ISBN: 1870553353.
Tirant, P.L. and Meunier, J. 1990, Design guides for offshore
structures: anchoring of floating structures, BHR Group Ltd,
Proceedings of the European Conference on Wave and Tidal Power.
Orcina (2007) OrcaFlex User Manual, Version 9.1a; Orcina Ltd., Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 7AJ, UK, www.orcina.com
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Accommodation at Tremough Campus
|Keywords||Offshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
|Course organiser||Prof David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
|Course secretary||Dr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023