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TBA4145 - Port and Coastal Facilities

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Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Guidelines and principles in marine civil engineering. Approach navigation channels, ports and harbours. Terminal facilities. Marine structures in port and coastal engineering; quays, including moorings and fenders, breakwaters, coastal defence works etc. Dredging, handling and deposition of clean and polluted materials.

Learning outcome

Knowledge
The candidate has knowledge on:
- Factors that affect the design of the fairways in confined waters.
- Container handling in port, with emphasis on the use of space and time.
- Design and construction procedures for quay structures.
- Advantages and disadvantages of open quays in relation to massive quays.
- Dredging methods and equipment, and disposal of contaminated dredged material on land or at sea.
- Design and construction of coastal structures as rubble mound breakwaters, caisson breakwaters and wave screens etc.
- Forces from non-breaking and breaking waves on piles, etc.

Skills
The candidate will be able to:
- Design a fairway on the basis of knowledge of traffic, ship types and weather conditions.
- Calculate the necessary navigation depth in shallow areas.
- Calculate the required tug assistance for various ship types and weather conditions.
- Calculate container capacity with different handling and assess cost-benefit impact of investments in new equipment.
- The procedure of building an open berth quay with small items and how to build a solid berth by the use of sheet piles.
- Evaluate and recommend fenders for different types of ships and docks.
- Choosing the right dredging equipment for different types of dredging material.
- Design the disposal facility for contaminated dredge material.
- Design breakwaters and other structures in the coastal zone against action from waves and fluctuating water levels.

General competence
The candidate has:
- Applicable knowledge and basis for the planning, design and construction of marine facilities on the coast and in ports. This includes breakwaters, harbor structures (jetties, dolphins, fenders, etc.), approach channels, dredging of clean and polluted soil.
- Understanding of issues related to ports, including environmental conditions and safety and risk.
- The basis for being able to read and understand journal articles and other academic literature in this field.
- Knowledge of PIANC and PIANC's activities and resources.(PIANC is The World Association for Waterborne Transport Infrastructure).

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises and self study. The subject is integrated in the MSC program Coastal and Marine Civil Engineering and is taught in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Exam registration requires that course registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department. If there is a re-sit examination, the examination form may be changed from written to oral.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Course materials

Textbook, lecture notes and selected papers.

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Facts

Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level

Coursework

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

No.of lecture hours: 3
Lab hours: 2
No.of specialization hours: 7

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Port Engineering
  • Marine Civil Engineering
  • Building and construction technology
  • Coastal Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Marine Technology
  • Marine Topics
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Examination

Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.
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