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EN485A: Offshore Platforms

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EN485A Offshore Platforms (3-0-3).

This course covers the design and operational engineering of offshore platforms and their related infrastructure. Major topics focus on the design of various offshore structures used in the petroleum industry..


Essentials of Offshore Structures: Framed and Gravity Platforms, by D.V. Reddy and A.S.J. Swamidas, CRC Press.


1.     Apply basic engineering principles to the analysis of offshore platforms.

2.     Apply the principles of hydrostatics and stability to floating platforms.

3.     Employ computer applications to analyze offshore platform performance.

4.     Design an offshore platform capable of meeting a prescribed mission.

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