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Unit Overview

Description
This unit will cover calculation approaches appropriate for offshore geotechnical design, focusing on the approaches that are most applicable to offshore renewable energy structures. Students will learn how to use calculation tools for various offshore design problems including approaches that are based on elasticity, subgrade reaction (p-y), upper and lower bound theorems, finite element limit analysis and finite element analyses. Through a range of offshore design examples, students will critically assess which tool or tools are the most appropriate for different design scenarios, with consideration of the soil type, available site characterisation data and the level of design uncertainty.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2022OnlineOnline-TT
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) identify appropriate geotechnical calculation approaches for different offshore boundary value problems; (2) compute foundation and infrastructure response using a variety of geotechnical calculation approaches; and (3) assess the level of uncertainty in a calculated response for a given site characterisation dataset.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignment and (2) project. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Britta Bienen
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Enrolment in 74550 Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Approved quota: 25—quota places will be allocated according to allocations for the Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy programme, noting that this unit is only offered within this programme. Quota places for the Master in Geotechnics for Offshore Wind Energy programme will be based on merit, gender equity and diversity criteria, as described in the Ranking and Admissions criteria.
Contact hours
4 contact hours per week
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