TMR4235 - Stochastic Theory of Sealoads


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Transformation of random variables. Monte Carlo simulation. Probability distributions for response. Parameter-estimation. Extreme-value statistics. Stochastic processes. Auto- and cross-correlation functions. Spectra and cross-spectra. Differentiation of stochastic processes. Excitation-response of stochastic processes. Response-statistics.

Learning outcome

To demonstrate detailed knowledge of the basic principles and methods which are used to describe stochastic processes with the emphasis on the applications to sealoads and motions of marine systems. To show detailed knowledge of statistical methods and of the basis for description of stochastic processes. This includes detailed knowledge of the topics given in the academic content. To be able to make simple calculations of stochastic loads on and responses of marine structures. To document mastering of the concepts and terminology which are used in statistical methods and for description of stochastic processes and how this is applied in marine technology.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and exercises. 75% of the exercises are mandatory and have to be approved in order to take the exam. Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory exercises

Further on evaluation

The grade in the course is based on a final written exam (100%). The result is assigned a letter grade. Postponed/repeated exams may be oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Course materials

D.E. Newland: An introduction to random vibrations, spectral and wavelet analysis, 3rd edition, 1993. B.J. Leira: Lecture notes, D. Myrhaug: Lecture notes.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIN1548 7.5
TBA4275 6.7 AUTUMN 2013
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
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