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MRM2502 Civil and Offshore Engineering. Dr Sands & Mrs Chandler Christine Fraser Noble F015 (Top Floor of West Wing)

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1 MRM2502 Civil and Offshore Engineering

2 Dr Sands & Mrs Chandler Christine Fraser Noble F015 (Top Floor of West Wing) c.chandler@eng.abdn.ac.uk c.chandler@eng.abdn.ac.uk

3 Course Structure Aims –To provide an understanding of the scale and range of civil and offshore engineering works, including the techniques used in marine, coastal, estuarine and onshore situations. Objectives – This course is intended to enable you to communicate effectively with other professionals and members of the public about aspects of construction in marine and coastal environments.

4 Asessments Presentation projects (40% total) – Each student (working in groups) will contribute to 2 projects that will be presented by the group to the full class. Each presentation (10%) will be supported by a written summary from each individual student (500 words plus 4 illustrations maximum – 10%). The presentations will be peer ranked. 2 class tests of 30% each. During each test students will write 2 brief reports (from a selection of topics), 1 on a tutor presented topic and 1 on a student presented topic not their own. March 11 & April 22

5 Emphasis on Group Work Group 1 –James Alexander –Rosanna Bassnett-Barker –Ian Browne –Symen Gerlings Group 2 –Lyndsey Boyd –Scott Campbell –Andrew Corse Group 3 –Daniel Edwards –Marta Gomez Salcedo –Michael Kelly Group 4 –Emily Hastings –Nicholas Ledger –Callum McNee Group 5 –Adam Porteous –Kyle Riach –Thomas Stewart-Moore –Natasha Walecki

6 Talking the Talk Brief Outline of Some Engineering Terms Weight & Mass –Kilograms Force – –one of Newtons laws: –Newtons

7 Equilibrium Consider a book sitting on a table F R If Upwards is positive, then: R-F=0 R=F Another of Newtons Laws: To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

8 Consider Book Falling Assume parachute very light F P Total upward force = P-F P-F=-ma F – P = ma But F=mg So: mg-P=ma

9 Another of Newtons Laws A body will remain at rest or continue to move with a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force.

10 Stress – Simplistic Approach Tension Shear

11 Strain – One Simplistic Definition

12 The Important Bit Stress relates to the force or load applied to a body. Strain relates to deformation.

13 Youngs Modulus or Elastic Modulus σ e

14 Structural Failure Strength Stiffness Stability Robustness Durability Other Serviceability

15 The Legal Framework HSE http://www.hse.gov.uk/ CDM http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/misc193.pdf SEPA http://www.hse.gov.uk/ Building Regulations http://www.odpm.gov.uk/stellent/groups/odpm_b uildreg/documents/sectionhomepage/odpm_buil dreg_page.hcsphttp://www.odpm.gov.uk/stellent/groups/odpm_b uildreg/documents/sectionhomepage/odpm_buil dreg_page.hcsp

16 The Important Bit Enabling legislation –The details can change – sometimes a lot. The client (i.e. the person for whom the structure is being built) has duties under the law (except for domestic or very small scale work). Always check on the current situation. The HSE is not always your friend. You need planning permission unless you are the Queen. Your L.A. will usually give you advice.

17 Any Questions so far?


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