CIVL5505 Introduction to Design of Offshore Systems

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides an introductory overview of typical oil and gas offshore facilities with a focus on bottom supported and subsea pipelines. The unit defines key requirements for the structural loading, analysis, design, fabrication and installation of fixed platforms and subsea pipelines. The unit also includes an introduction to metocean engineering and evaluation of wave and wind loads on offshore platforms.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) describe various types of offshore platforms including the advantages and disadvantages of each; (2) analyse metocean data and calculate wave and wind forces on offshore facilities; (3) design and code check simple structural members and joints in offshore jackets; (4) check stability and protection design of subsea pipelines; (5) analyse and describe main concepts and steps in fabrication and installation of offshore platforms; (6) check stability of floating platforms and describe main concepts in design of hulls, mooring lines and riser systems; and (7) demonstrate competence in structural engineering calculations and professional report writing.
Assessment
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) in-class tutorials; (2) design assignments; 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 Mehrdad Kimiaei
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation
or
Mechanical Engineering specialisation)
or
enrolment in the Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas; for pre-2012 courses: none.
This unit is also available to students in the Master of Ocean Leadership with the approval of the Course Coordinator and completion of an undergraduate major in Engineering Science
or
equivalent.
Incompatibility:
CIVL4170 Design of Offshore Systems
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