TBYG3018 - Design of Ocean Space Structures


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Hjemmeeksamen 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 of design codes - Norsok Eurocode
Basic knowledge of global structures both floating, fixed and subsea structures.

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

  • Obligatoriske øvinger

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

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

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 Hjemme-eksamen (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Hjemme-eksamen (2) 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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation
  • 2) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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