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Postgraduate Course: Moorings and Reliability (IDCORE) (PGEE11100)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Engineering CollegeCollege of Science and Engineering
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typePlacement AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis 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.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( 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 47 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Group project 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
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.
Reading List
Thake, J. 2005. Development, Installation and Testing of a Large-Scale Tidal Current Turbine. T/06/00210/00/REP
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,
ISBN: 1855980053.
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,
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Accommodation at Tremough Campus
KeywordsOffshore Renewable Energy,Professional Doctorate
Course organiserProf David Ingram
Tel: (0131 6)51 9022
Course secretaryDr Katrina Tait
Tel: (0131 6)51 9023
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