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Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
CIVL5505 Design of Offshore Energy Facilities
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Semester 2 Online Online Restricted
- This unit provides an overview of the design of typical offshore energy facilities, such as oil and gas platforms, wind turbines, wave energy converters, floating solar, hydrogen, aquaculture, etc. The practical implementation involves commercial energy market context in Australia and world widely. The academic objectives of this unit are to understand metocean engineering, hydrodynamic analysis, fluid-structure interactions, design philosophy for offshore energy infrastructures.
- Students are able to (1) describe various types of offshore energy facilities; (2) analyse metocean data and calculate wave, wind, current loads on offshore structures; (3) design structural members; (4) analyse and describe the main steps in fabrication and installation of offshore facilities; (5) transform offshore technology to offshore renewables; (6) design of floating systems including floater, mooring lines, risers; and (7) demonstrate competence in the design of offshore energy facilities and professional report writing.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) in-class assessment; (2) design assignments; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Wenhua Zhao
- Unit rules
- 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. 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.
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