Guided Online Course


This course outline is subject to change.

Weeks 1–3

  • Introduction to port structures
  • Basic design criteria for port structures
  • Applicable loads, load combinations, and factors
  • Applicable loads and load combinations
  • Wave theories and forces on piles

Weeks 4–6

  • Mooring analysis and passing vessel loads
  • Submerged pipeline considerations
  • Rehabilitation/inspection of existing terminals

Weeks 7–9

  • Berthing analysis and fender system design
  • Performanceā€based seismic design
  • Sheet piles, sea walls, breakwaters, etc.

Weeks 10–12

  • Geotechnical considerations for the design of port structures
  • Container terminal cranes/structure interaction
  • General basic design of port structures and a review of this entire module

This course outline is subject to change.