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ENG8805 Design of Offshore Wharves and Jetties

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Surveying & Spatial Science


Much of the design work associated with offshore berths has been pioneering, and a body of knowledge has grown locally with respect to design parameters and loadings, and associated load factors, which can be applied in the design of such structures. The design process is not supported by codes of practice in the main, and research has been the province of diverse disciplines, not directly conversant with or interested in the other fields of learning required to totally encompass the spectrum of skills and knowledge required. It has therefore fallen largely to the practitioners to formulate prediction methods and adopt appropriate theories and levels of risk in the design process. In particular, the array of disciplines and skills which need to be assembled and assessed encompass: Geotechnical behaviour of the submarine seabed conditions; Synoptic forecasts and hindcasting of extreme and predominant weather conditions; Ocean wave hindcasting; Wave refraction, diffraction and reflection analysis; Wave structure interaction; Structure foundation interaction; Moored vessel response and berth availability analysis.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 Online