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The subject examines Port/Harbour infrastructures. It provides an in-depth overview of problems and issues relevant for port and harbour engineering. The subject relies on a synergetic approach combining cutting-edge research in Maritime Engineering and strong engagement of eminent industry-based lecturers from world leading firms. A number of industry-based applications and case-study examples will be introduced to complement the lectures.
- Design Process;
- Environmental loads and design values;
- Deck and piles;
- Wharves and jetties;
- Geotechnical issues;
- Breakwater design;
- Construction process.
Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete this Unit should be able to:
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the fundamentals of port structural design Respond to engineering; issues in ports and harbours;
- Analyse basic port structures;
- Use relevant codes of practice and guidelines;
- Apply a system approach to structural design of port facilities.
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
- Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems
- To make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts
- To initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts
- Communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts
- Cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas
Last updated: 3 November 2022