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CIVL5504 Offshore Geomechanics

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2OnlineOnline timetabled
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
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.
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
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.

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)
Associate Professor Britta Bienen
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Master of Professional Engineering (Civil Engineering specialisation) and CIVL4401 Applied Geomechanics
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
Contact hours
56 hours
Text

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

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