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Offshore Materials Technology MSK500

To harvest energy resources offshore requires advanced and complicated installations with a large number of different components. Materials with different properties have to be utilized. These materials and fabrication methods are relevant for other industries like offshore wind and ocean farming. We will investigate some of these materials' properties and the effect of production and fabrication, and the metallurgical features associated.

Course description for study year 2021-2022. Please note that changes may occur.

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Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science

Learning outcome

Master (2. cycle):

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:

The candidate.

  • has advanced knowledge  within the selection of offshore materials and specialized insight in steels
  • has thorough knowledge of the hardening mechanisms of metallic materials

The candidate...

  • can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to select materials for critical components and structures
  • can analyze existing theories, methods and interpretations in the field and work independently on practical and theoretical problems

The candidate...

  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills in new projects in order to carry out advanced assignments and projects
  • can communicate extensive independent work and masters language and terminology of the academic field
Different materials for offshore applications will be treated. The relations between application and properties will be discussed in relation to microstructures.
Required prerequisite knowledge
One of the following alternatives:
MSK200 Materials Technology
MSK205 Mechanics of Materials
Form of assessment Weight Duration Marks Aid
Written exam 1/1 3 Hours A - F Valid calculator.

Course teacher(s)
Course coordinator: Morten Andre Langøy
Course teacher: Morten Andre Langøy
Course teacher: Morten Andre Langøy
Head of Department: Tor Henning Hemmingsen
Method of work
In average 3 hours lectures and exercises per week. Lectures wil be given in English.
Open for
Engineering Structures and Materials - Master's Degree Programme Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science- Master's Degree Programme - 5 years
Course assessment
By forms and/or by discussions in class in accordance with university regulations.
Overlapping courses
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