TBYG3018 - Design of Ocean Space Structures


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 5 hours

Course content

Structure design is, in this course, defined as design of load bearing structures Offshore. The subject aims to teach the students to do design load bearing structures, with respect of dimensions and material quality. Key words: analysis, drawings, etc. for fabrication, assembly, erection, maintenance and inspection. This structures design course focus on structural steel as construction material Module 1 : Introduction to -Offshore Structures Module 2 : NORSOK Overview Material selections Terms, definition ( Design class I, II, ... etc.) Overview load conditions (ULS, FLS, ALS) Module 3 : Design of steel structures according to NORSOK and Eurocode. Plated, trusses and frame structural elements Design of bolted and welded joints Module 4: Practical 3D CAD exercises with supervision Module 5: Practical analysis exercises with supervision

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Knowledge of design codes - Norsok Eurocode Basic knowledge of global structures both floating, fixed and subsea structures. Skills: Basic skills in material selections, hand calculations and in use of 3D CAD and analysis software Find practical solutions and do documentation of secondary and outfitting steel structures with respect of static loads. General competence: Be in able to participate in professional discussions regarding structural solutions in interaction with other disciplines as an individual and as a part of a structural team. Has a good basic understanding of structural behavior and is in able to make good structural design solutions.

Learning methods and activities

50 hours theory in classroom situation Hand calculation 40 hours CAD 3d modeling and structural analyses

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory exercises

Further on evaluation

Of a total of 4 exercises 4 - must be approved before the exam. Supporting Code / Aids at the examination: Stålkonstruksjoner - Profiler og formler. Larsen, Clausen og Aalberg, Tapir, 1997 or later. Fridtjov Irgens: Formelsamling i mekanikk, Tapir, 1999. Eurocode 3: NS-EN 1993-1-1: General rules and rules for buildings. Eurocode 3: NS-EN 1993-1-5: Design of Steel Structures - Plated structural elements Eurocode 3: NS-EN 1993-1-8 Design of Steel Structures - Design of joints Permission is not your own notes, post or other additions to the original text, but marking / underlining of text allowed. Calculator: Casio fx-82ES PLUS, Casio fx-82EX, Citizen SR-270X,Citizen SR-270X College, Hewlett Packard HP30S.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil engineering (FTHINGBY)
Mechanical engineering (FTHINGMA)
Oil and Gas Technology (FTHINGOG)

Required previous knowledge

The subject has limitations with respect of admitance.

Course materials

NORSOK STANDARD N-001 - Structural design, N-004 - Design of steel structures, EN -1993-1-1, EN -1993-1-3, EN -1993-1-5 EN -1993-1-8 Module 4 : NORSOK M-001, M-101 M-120 Material selections. Some adjustments are exepected.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





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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