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Module

MAR3039 : Marine Structures II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Yongchang Pu
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Benson
  • Other Staff: Dr Do Kyun Kim
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aims of the module are:
A1 - To introduce fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis
A2 - To introduce the effects of shear stress in beams
A3 - To predict structural responses of structures under torsion
A4 - To deliver knowledge and skills to undertake finite element analysis for frame and plated structures.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module increases the awareness of structural behaviour and develops advanced structural and material concepts.

Topics include: finite element methods; shear stress in beams; torsion in open and closed thin-walled cross-sections; stress concentration factors, fracture mechanics and fatigue analysis of marine structures.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials201:0020:00Online lectures including recorded lectures, notes, tutorials and quizzes - non synchronous
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Extensive coursework - non synchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical32:006:00Practice of ANSYS Finite Element Analysis Software (using online videos) non-synchronous
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Synchronous online tutorial sessions. Q/A - Feedback
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching21:002:00Scheduled present-in-person tutorial sessions to be recapped
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00Review and study lecture materials, notes, and general reading. Non-synchronous
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Formal lectures are designed to deliver the theories and their relation to the current practice in the design and to explain the use of major techniques. (IKO1-IKO6).
The tutorial and practical sessions are a mix of supervised and self-organising activities in which the students practise use of the methods and apply to marine structures (ISO1-ISO4).
The independent study gives time for the students to read the classic and leading edge papers on those topics.
Alternatives will be offered to students unable to be present-in-person due to the prevailing C-19 circumstances.
Students should consult their timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay1M100Taking approximately 30 hours
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework tests the ability to write reports, derive mathematical expressions, solve 'real life' problems and apply the taught methods. (IKO1-IKO6, ISO2-ISO4).
The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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Timetable