Structural and material response to the marine environment (B4)
Venue: University of Glasgow
Staff: Professor N Barltrop, Dr T Hodgkiess
Aims: To introduce students to the behaviour of material and structural response to the marine environment.
Module Content: The module will combine formal lectures and tutorial exercises.
The module will be divided broadly into the following themes:
- Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics.
- Fatigue Assessment: S-N curve, Miner’s Rule, Deterministic fatigue analysis, Spectral fatigue analysis, Narrow and broad band, Non-linearities affecting spectral fatigue analysis.
- Fracture Assessment: Brittle fracture, Application of fracture mechanics to fast fracture, Crack propagation.
- Marine Corrosion: Nature and diagnosis of Marine Corrosion problems, Nature of corrosion procedures, Marine corrosion testing, Environmental factors in corrosion of metals in seawater and sear air, Crevice corrosion,
- Galvanic corrosion, Cathodic protection, Effects of stress, Application to hull structures.
- Materials and NDT (non-destructive testing): Types of non-destructive tests, Methods of examination for defects, Radiographic examinations, Methods of magnetic analysis, Magnetic and particle method, Methods of electrical analysis.
Learning outcomes: On completion of this course the students should understand the behaviour of various materials used in structures and their responses in the marine environment.