Module Description

Module: Structural Analysis of Ships and Offshore Structures

Courses:

TitleTypeHrs/WeekPeriod
Structural Analysis of Ships and Offshore StructuresLecture2Winter Semester
Structural Analysis of Ships and Offshore StructuresRecitation Section (small)2Winter Semester

Module Responsibility:

Prof. Alexander Düster

Admission Requirements:

None

Recommended Previous Knowledge:

Mathematics I, II, III, Mechanics I, II, III, IV

Differential Equations 2 (Partial Differential Equations)

Educational Objectives:

Professional Competence

Theoretical Knowledge

Students are able to
+ give an overview of the basics of structural mechanics for the analysis of ships and offshore structures.
+ explain structural models for thin-walled structures.
+ specify problems of linear structural analysis, to identify them in a given situation and to explain their mathematical and mechanical background.
+ classify finite elements with respect to their suitability for the structural analysis of ships and offshore structures.

Capabilities

Students are able to
+ model linear structural problems of ships and offshore structures.
+ select a suitable finite element formulation for a given linear problem of structural mechanics .
+ apply finite element procedures to the linear structural analysis of ships and offshore structures.
+ verify and critically judge the results of linear finite element computations.
+ transfer their knowledge of linear structural analysis with finite elements to new problems.

Personal Competence

Social Competence

Students are able to
+ solve problems in heterogeneous groups and to document the corresponding results.
+ share new knowledge with group members.

Autonomy

Students are able to
+ assess their knowledge by means of exercises and E-Learning.

ECTS-Credit Points Module:

6 ECTS

Examination:

Written exam

Workload in Hours:

Independent Study Time: 124, Study Time in Lecture: 56


Course: Structural Analysis of Ships and Offshore Structures (Lecture)

Lecturer:

Alexander Düster

Language:

German & English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

1. Introduction
2. Basic equations of elastostatics
3. Approximation procedures
4. The finite element method
5. Mechanical models and finite elements for thin-walled structures
6. Application to ships and offshore structures

Literature:

[1] Alexander Düster, Structural Analysis of Ships and Offshore Structures, Lecture Notes, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 125 pages, 2014.
[2] G. Clauss, E. Lehmann, C. Östergaard, M.J. Shields, Offshore Structures: Volume II, Strength and Safety for Structural Design, Springer, 1993.
[3] G. Clauss, E. Lehmann, C. Östergaard, Meerestechnische Konstruktionen, Springer, 1988.


Course: Structural Analysis of Ships and Offshore Structures (Recitation Section (small))

Lecturer:

Alexander Düster

Language:

German & English

Period:

Winter Semester

Content:

1. Introduction
2. Basic equations of elastostatics
3. Approximation procedures
4. The finite element method
5. Mechanical models and finite elements for thin-walled structures
6. Application to ships and offshore structures

Literature:

[1] Alexander Düster, Structural Analysis of Ships and Offshore Structures, Lecture Notes, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg, 125 pages, 2014.
[2] G. Clauss, E. Lehmann, C. Östergaard, M.J. Shields, Offshore Structures: Volume II, Strength and Safety for Structural Design, Springer, 1993.
[3] G. Clauss, E. Lehmann, C. Östergaard, Meerestechnische Konstruktionen, Springer, 1988.

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