TMR4195 - Design of Offshore Structures


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Arbeider 40/100
Skriftlig eksamen 60/100 4 timer

Course content

The extent of the various subjects lectured may vary from one year to the other, but will typically comprise: Serviceability and safety design criteria, including requirements to overall stability and strength as well as evacuation and escape. Design rules for offshore structures including offshore wind turbines. Overview of functional, environmental and accidental loads for marine structures, with emphasis on wind - and wave induced loads. Methods for calculating characteristic natural loads with emphasis on use of statistical methods. Stochastic response analysis, long term response analysis, environmental contour method. Nonlinear, time domain simulation of offshore structures and wind turbines subjected to extreme environmental actions. Limit state design checks. Structural resistance against accidental actions-; fires, explosions, ship collision. Materials for marine structures. Alternative designs of facilities for the offshore oil and gas industry.

Learning outcome

Provide the candidate with the knowledge and skills to carry out basic tasks regarding structural design and dimensioning of marine structures.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures,exercises, mandatory project work using USFOS software . This subject is taught in the international M.Sc.program every second year. Exercises and lectures are normally conducted in English. Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (60%) and exercises (40%). A mandatory 2 x 2 full day course in use of the SESAM system (WADAM, GENIE) may be included in the exercises. The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. Postponed/repeated exams may be oral. Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises

Required previous knowledge

Structural analysis, finite element analysis, sea loads, probability concepts, statistical methods, stochastic analysis.

Course materials

Lecture notes. ppt-presentations.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIN1046 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2012

Language of instruction: English


Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Skriftlig eksamen 60/100 2012-05-29 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Arbeider 40/100
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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