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CIVL5504 Offshore Geomechanics
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit covers the geotechnical engineering knowledge required to support the design, installation and maintenance of renewable energy and oil and gas developments. It covers the geological setting and geotechnical properties of seabed sediments in regions of offshore energy generation;
geohazards in offshore environments; offshore site investigation techniques and methods of sediment characterisation; considerations and analytical techniques for the design of shallow and deep foundations, and anchoring systems and cables/pipelines.
- 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.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) quizzes; (2) assignments; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Britta Bienen
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation) and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics
- Contact hours
- 56 hours
- This unit is offered in alternate years, including: 2022; 2024; 2026
Randolph, M. F. and Gourvenec, S. Offshore Geotechnical Engineering: Spon Press 2011
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