UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

OGEG5808 Offshore Structures

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit covers an overview of form, function, advantages and disadvantages of various types of offshore platforms. The unit defines key steps in the structural loading, pre-service (loadout, transportation, lifting, launch, etc.) and in-service (inplace, fatigue, seismic, etc.) analysis and design of offshore platforms. Main concepts in fabrication and different steps in installation of fixed platforms are discussed. Introduction to metocean engineering and evaluation of wave and wind loads on offshore platforms are also part of the unit. It also provides an introduction to key steps in structural engineering of fixed and subsea systems.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) describe in detail various types of offshore platforms including the advantages and disadvantages of each; (2) gain an understanding of metocean engineering and determination of wave and wind loads; (3) configure a typical steel platform and size-typical elements using design codes; (4) understand the basics of structural engineering for subsea pipelines; and (5) understand the main concepts in fabrication and different steps in installation engineering and marine operations.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) four individual written assignments (30 per cent); and (2) a three-hour final examination (70 per cent). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Brendan Graham
Unit rules
Advisable prior study: OGEG5802 Introduction to Offshore Engineering

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