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Note: For 6 week accelerated courses, content will be released at a pace of 2 sessions per week. For 12 week courses, the pace will be 1 session per week.
Session 1: Design Conditions I
- Describe vessel characteristics and movements as they are applied to port design.
- Evaluate and compute vessel impacts on berth structures.
- Identify vessel mass for various uses.
- Estimate vessel motions at berth.
- Define navigation channel dimensions and other characteristics depending on vessels transiting.
- General vessel characteristics – length, beam, draft, LBP, naval architecture aspects
- Displacement, DWT, gross tonnage definitions
- Vessel motions – heave, pitch, roll, surge, sway, yaw
- Vessel transit – squat, windage, channel characteristics & broad brush design
- Vessel impact on berths - methods of calculation, varying angles of incidence by size, fender loads on hull plating
Session 2: Design Conditions II
- List basic meteorological and oceanographic conditions impacting port facilities.
- Evaluate risk concepts and recurrence intervals and their impact on the selection of design criteria.
- Describe basic development of environmental loads on port facilities/structures.
- Meteorological and oceanographic conditions – wind, waves, currents, tides, tsunami, fog, rainfall
- Extreme conditions for design – the concepts of recurrence interval and risk
- Environmental loads
- Use of breakwaters/Jetties
Session 3: Container Terminal Development I
- Identify and describe the development of container vessels over time and their impact on upland and port facilities.
- Describe alternative methods of handling containers from the pier face to the stacks.
- Evaluate and describe the issues related to mooring and berthing container vessels.
- Compute berth operating limits.
- Unique container vessel characteristics – sizes, shapes
- Container types
- Upland configurations – container stacking, container handling
- Upland handling equipment types
- Intermodal connectivity – rail, truck, gates
- Mooring and berthing considerations/configurations
- Mooring equipment
Session 4: Container Terminal Developments II
- Describe the basic layout of container yards.
- Identify key types of container handling equipment and their impact on terminal layout and design.
- Evaluate the unique requirements of pavements in container facilities.
- Evaluate the unique utility requirements in container terminals.
- Container handling equipment – STS cranes, top loaders, transtainers, RMGs
- Operational issues
- Shore power
Session 5: Liquid Bulk Terminals
- Describe the functional requirements of Liquid Bulk Terminals.
- Define the parameters of a risk and hazard analysis for petroleum terminals.
- Evaluate the general scope and layout of the terminals and define functional requirements.
- Identify commonly used design standards related to petroleum/liquid bulk terminals.
- What can go wrong?
- Functional requirements
- Risk and hazardous area requirements
- General design layout and configurations (wharves, piers, islands, offshore multi-point)
- Mooring and berthing requirements/analysis
- Quick release hooks and mooring lines
Session 6: Liquid Bulk Terminals II
- Define the loading combinations applicable to bulk terminal design.
- Identify the components of berthing and mooring systems and typical design codes for petroleum facilities.
- Evaluate alternative structural materials for berth construction.
- Identify typical mechanical equipment required on terminals.
- Loads and loading combinations
- Seismic criteria and associated structural displacements
- Structural materials and construction
- Mechanical equipment and pipeline systems
- Fire detection and suppression
- Instrumentation and operational issues
- Existing terminals and rehabilitation
Session 7: Dry Bulk Terminals
- Identify types of dry cargo and the implications on vessel loading.
- Describe the characteristics of dry bulk terminals for various cargos.
- Differentiate between types of loading/unloading operations.
- Cargo types
- Berth configurations
- Handling equipment – conveyor systems, ship loaders/unloaders, truck dumps, etc.
- Lightering operations
Session 8: Cruise Terminals
- Define unique characteristics of cruise vessels and the impact of those characteristics on berths/terminals.
- Describe general requirements of terminal buildings and ancillary facilities.
- Define unique operational aspects of cruise vessels/terminals.
- Describe types of cruise facilities with respect to port of call, homeport, interporting.
- Unique vessel characteristics
- Operating limitations – wind, waves, currents
- Operating limitations – support services
- Special considerations – customs, immigration, passenger handling, baggage, stores
Session 9: Marinas and Small Boat Harbors
- Describe general design and layout of floating, small craft marinas.
- Explain design criteria, with consideration of tsunami and storm surge loads.
- Describe offshore, single point moorings analysis/design.
- What can go wrong?
- General design considerations and layout
- Example design codes
- Maintenance and inspection of floating small craft marinas
- Single point, offshore moorings
Session 10: Breakwaters & Jetties
- Define the purpose of breakwater and jetty structures as they apply to ports and harbors.
- Identify types of breakwater and jetty structures and the relative merits of each.
- Determine the criteria used in the design of these protective structures.
- Execute a two dimensional design of a protective breakwater.
- Purpose of structures
- Types of structures – rubble mound, caissons, shoreside revetments
- Determining layouts
- Design methodologies – criteria, waves, formulas
- Typical designs
Session 11: Military Facilities
- Define special requirements for berthing at naval facilities.
- Define navigation requirements unique to naval vessels.
- Evaluate the requirements for weapons handling at military facilities.
- Vessel characteristics and special considerations – carriers, subs
- Mooring issues
- Cold Ironing
- Weapons handling
- Supporting utilities
Session 12: Military Facilities II
- Define the needs for naval facilities related to shore utilities.
- Describe the differences between graving and floating drydocks and their operations.
- Identify the special considerations related to “museum” vessels.
- Shoreside utilities
- Special Support facilities – pure water, steam, machine shops
- Drydocking – floating and graving docks
- “Museum” vessels – special considerations
This course outline is subject to change