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Course - Underwater Engineering, Basic Course - TMR4120 - NTNU

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TMR4120 - Underwater Engineering, Basic Course

About Timetable Exam information Fall 2013/Spring 2014

Examination arrangement
Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment Grade: Letters Evaluation form Work Written examination Weighting 40/100 60/100 4 D Duration Examination aids

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Version: 1 Credits: 7.5 Study level: Second degree level

Term no.: 1 Teaching semester: SPRING 2014 No.of lecture hours: 3 Lab hours: 6 No.of specialization hours: 3 Language of instruction: English

Course content
In the introductory part composition and properties of ocean sea water is dealt with, also with purpose to serve as basis for the understanding of sound transmission, light conditions and primary production in the oceans. Then it explains how this knowledge is applied in underwater instruments for positioning, signal transfer, mapping, measurements and experimental samling. The main course content deals

with systems for transport and operation in the ocean space as well as methods for calculation of the influence of the ocean current and vessel movement on hanging Subject area(s) loads and ROVs. Also design, operation and evaluation of the properties of manned, Technological subjects remote controlled and autonomous systems are dealt with. The course also include a description of relevant topics related to development of subsea pipeline systems such Contact information as system design, material selection, welding, wall thickness design, hydrodynamic Course coordinator: stability, problems related to free-spans on uneven seabed, thermal expansion Ludvig Karlsen behavior, intervention, tie in to end infrastructures and ready for operation. Lecturer(s): Svein Svik Learning outcome Ludvig Karlsen After having completed the course the students shall have obtained a basic understanding of the processes in the world ocean as well as in design, contruction and working principle of various underwater systems. Specific learning objectives are: Basic knowledge of the world oceans, including depths, ocean currents, temperature conditions and salinity/seawater density. Knowledge and understanding of design and operational conditions for the main underwater vehicles as ROV s and AUV s. Beeing trained in and able to plan and perform complex underwater tasks as search for and resque lost objects as boats aircrafts and others from various depths, incfluding preserving of them after being brought to surface. Know and understand various underwater positioning and navigational systems. Being able to wright (group)

Department w ith academic responsibility Department of Marine Technology Marinteknisk senter, 2. etasje, Otto Nielsens veg 10 Tyholt Phone: 73 59 55 30



Course - Underwater Engineering, Basic Course - TMR4120 - NTNU

reports about complex underwater operations, including time surveying of the mother ship.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, practical training with ROV's. Two project works after the lecture part shall be performed as student group works. All group members will in principle get the same marks. Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (60%) and exercises (40%). The results for the parts are given i %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. Postponed/repeated exams may be oral.

Compulsory assignments

Specific conditions
Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester, or that compulsory activities are approved in a previous semester.

Recommended previous knowledge

TMR4105 Marine Technology 1, TMR4167 Marine Technology 2 and TMR4247 Marine Technology 3 or equivalent.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials
Various text books, lecture notes and relevant available information on internet.

Credit reductions
Course code SIN0541 Reduction 7.5 From To