Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2019/2020

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

The student will be introduced to the main construction and maintenance operations in off-shore activities with the aim of understanding the specificities required by off-shore operations.


Requirements/Prior knowledge

Fluent spoken English is a necessary pre-requisite: all lectures and tutorials, and all study material will be in English.


Course Contents

1. Introduction

  • Systems of units and conversions
  • Review of forces and moments

2. Structural mechanics

  • Statically determinate beams
  • Truss structuresSpace beams and torque

3. Mechanics of materials

  • Reinforced concrete
  • Structural steel
  • Composites

4. Offshore operations

  • Lifting and buoyancy
  • Yard Engineering: Erection Sequence, Yard Layout, Yard Supports, Heavy Lifting & Roll-Up, Movement, Weighing Procedure, Load-Out).
  • Constructability: Fabrication, Welding Activity For Structures, Piping Activity, E/I Activity, Lifting Activity And Assembly Of Equipments and Skids, Hvac, Architectural Activity.
  • Off-shore Transportation & Installation Engineering: Examples of offshore platform components prefabricated on land and transported to the installation site; Typical naval means utilized for sea transportation; Process to identify the most appropriate naval mean and suitability assessment; Codes and International Standards applicable to sea transportation engineering. Marine Warranty Surveyor. Barge stability criteria. Introduction to the offshore operations required for installing typical platform components.
  • Off-Shore Construction, Transportation, Installation and Maintenance Vessels.
  • Off-Shore Logistics.
  • Maintenance operations.
  • Inspections and tests during installation.
  • Maritime transportation of hazardous goods: regulations and technical standards


  • Lecture slides and notes.
  • Carpinteri A., Structural Mechanics Fundamentals, CRC Press, 2013.
  • Baker R., A Primer of Offshore Operations. Third Edition, Petroleum Extension Service, 1998.
  • Gerwick B.C., Construction of marine and offshore structures. Third edition, CRC Press, 2007.
  • Fang H. and Duan M., Offshore Operation Facilities. Equipment and Procedures, GPP Press, 2014.
  • Chandrasekaran S., Dynamic Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures, Springer, 2015.
  • Wilson J.F., Dynamics of Offshore Structures, Wiley, 2003.
  • Additional readings suggested during classes.

Metodi didattici

Lectures with the support of the whiteboard, presentations, laptop and tablet. Seminars with experts and professionals.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

A final written examination is planned, based on questions intended to assess the knowledge and understanding of the topics covered by the course.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

The teaching tools are overhead projector, projector and PC. Whiteboard and tablet will be used to provide extra material of each class to students.

Orario di ricevimento

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