Marine Structures

Course Information
TitleΘΑΛΑΣΣΙΕΣ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΕΣ / Marine Structures
SchoolCivil Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID20000283

Programme of Study: PPS TMĪMATOS POLITIKŌN MĪCΗANIKŌN (2018-2019)

Registered students: 42
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Division of Structural EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Hydraulics and Environmental EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Geotechnical EngineeringElective Courses954
Division of Transport and Project ManagementElective Courses954

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
1. ΤΥ4500
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
First order theory for monochromatic gravity waves. Basic knowledge of strength of materials and of dynamic behavior of systems.
Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of the course the students will: (1) Understand the functionality and the main characteristics of marine (offshore) structures (fixed-bottom and floating) for the exploitation of hydrocarbons and offshore wind energy. (2) Understand the construction methods and the construction equipment of marine structures based on best practices. (3) Understand the basic principles of the analysis and the design of marine structures and of synthesis of the offshore structures' components (water - structure - soil) with the use of guidelines and specialized software. (4) Familiarize themselves with the calculation of loads and the assessment of the behaviour of components of marine structures with analytical equations.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Types, design, study, analysis and construction of offshore structures for exploitation of subsea hydrocarbons (oil and gas). Hydrodynamic loads on cylindrical members of small diameter and on large bodies. Morison equation. Static and dynamic analysis of mooring lines/cables. Offshore wind turbines: Offshore wind energy, configuration and operational elements, support structures, construction methods, design and numerical modeling of offshore wind turbines. Fluid-structure interaction under the action of regular waves. Case studies of various marine structures operating in various countries and specifically in Greece.
Offshore structures for exploitation of hydrocarbons, Design/construction methods of offshore structures, Morison equation, Mooring lines, Offshore Wind Turbinesc
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Powerpoint presentations, Case studies of real life facilities with videos and internet links, Communication with students through e-learning and email.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments130.5
Educational trips to relevant constructed facilities domestically or abroad
Student Assessment
Oral examination: 65% of the final grade, Solution of problems / Homework: 30% of the final grade and Attendance 5% of the final grade. Extra premium (bonus, max 0.5 points) for overall opinion based on questions and answers during the lectures.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
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