CIVL5504 Offshore Geomechanics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit covers the geology and geotechnical properties of seabed sediments in hydrocarbon producing regions; geohazards in offshore environments; offshore site investigation techniques and methods of sediment characterisation; analytical techniques for design of foundation; and anchoring systems and pipelines.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe typical seabed conditions in an Australian and global context; (2) demonstrate an appreciation of geohazards associated with engineering in an offshore environment; (3) describe the form and function of the range of site investigation equipment, foundation and anchoring systems for offshore facilities and ancillary subsea structures; (4) apply analysis techniques for site investigation interpretation, the design of a range of foundation and anchoring systems for offshore facilities and ancillary subsea structures; and (5) carry out engineering calculations correctly, write professional reports and make professional presentations.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) quizzes; (2) assignments and peer-self assessment exercise; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is only available in this unit in the case of a student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Samuel Stanier
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation)
and
CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics; for pre-2012 courses: CIVL2122 Geomechanics
or
ENSC3009 Geomechanics
Contact hours
56 hours
Text

Randolph, M. F. and Gourvenec, S. Offshore Geotechnical Engineering: Spon Press 2011

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