Presentation on theme: "Civil and Offshore Engineering"— Presentation transcript:
1 Civil and Offshore Engineering MRM2502Civil and Offshore Engineering
2 Dr Sands & Mrs Chandler Christine Fraser Noble F015 (Top Floor of West Wing)
3 Course Structure Aims Objectives 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.ObjectivesThis 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 AsessmentsPresentation 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 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 James AlexanderRosanna Bassnett-BarkerIan BrowneSymen GerlingsGroup 2Lyndsey BoydScott CampbellAndrew CorseGroup 3Daniel EdwardsMarta Gomez SalcedoMichael KellyGroup 4Emily HastingsNicholas LedgerCallum McNeeGroup 5Adam PorteousKyle RiachThomas Stewart-MooreNatasha Walecki
6 Talking the Talk Brief Outline of Some Engineering Terms Weight & MassKilogramsForce –one of Newton’s laws:Newtons
7 Equilibrium Consider a book sitting on a table FIf Upwards is positive, then:R-F=0R=FRAnother of Newton’s Laws: To every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.
8 Consider Book Falling Assume parachute very light Total upward force = P-FP-F=-maF – P = maBut F=mgSo:mg-P=maF
9 Another of Newton’s Laws A body will remain at rest or continue to move with a constant velocity unless acted upon by an external force.
14 Structural Failure Strength Stiffness Stability Robustness Durability Other Serviceability
15 The Legal Framework HSE http://www.hse.gov.uk/ CDM SEPABuilding Regulations
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.