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EN442: Ocean Engineering Structures II

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EN442: Ocean Engineering Structures II (2-2-3)

A course in structural design theory and practice. Basic structural elements of offshore and coastal structures are designed using current engineering design codes. Topics include material properties, connection methods, and design of steel, composite, and concrete structures.


  • Civil Engineering Reference Manual (CERM) for the PE Exam (Lindeburg)


  1. To have a fundamental understanding of structural analysis and design.
  2. To apply current design codes for steel and concrete.
  3. To have a basic understanding of composite materials.
  4. To analyze/design structures for the marine environment.
  5. To incorporate computer analysis in design optimization.


  • EN441, Ocean Engineering Structures I

Class Topics

  1. Introduction to Steel Design
  2. Structural Properties of Steel
  3. Steel Beam Design (AISC)
  4. Steel Column/Pile Design (AISC/API)
  5. Steel Connection Design
  6. Introduction to Concrete Design
  7. Properties of Reinforcing Steel
  8. Strength Design of Reinforced Concrete Beams
  9. One-way Floor Slabs
  10. Retaining Wall Design
  11. Reinforced Concrete Column Design
  12. Introduction to Composites
  13. Composite Materials
  14. Composite Design
  15. Composite Performance
  16. Composite Case Studies
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