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Examples of exams general questions:

1. Describe types of mooring systems and their main features. Give example of the
locations where different systems are typically used.
2. Describe dependence of the vessel motion on the environmental forces.
3. Explain what RAO is. When do 2
nd
order wave and wind components become
important? Explain how the couple analysis is done.
4. Explain what VIV/VIM is and which measures are used by the industry to avoid
them.
5. Explain main principal of FEM. State equations which are used in static and
dynamic cases and provide description of the notations used.
6. What is shape function? Give example for the simple 1D problem of the bending
of the beam. How can the displacement inside the finite element be calculated
using the shape functions and the displacements of the nodes?
7. What are the generalised strains and stresses for the 3D beam used to model the
riser?
8. Explain the difference between the solutions obtained in time domain and
frequency domain?
9. Describe typical flexible pipe structure and explain functions of the main layers.
10. What is the difference between bonded and unbonded flexible pipes? In which
applications are they typically used?
11. What are the main design parameters for flexible pipes?
12. Explain how static and dynamic analysis of the flexible pipes is performed. What
are the main steps?
13. Describe main steps of SCR system design.
14. Describe types of installation used for SCR and when they are used. What are the
main installation challenges?
15. Explain what the interference design is and describe main design drivers.
16. Describe types of hybrid riser systems. What is typical installation procedure of
the hybrid risers?
17. Sketch typical system employing hybrid riser and indicate clearly all system
components emphasizing specifically hybrid riser components. What is the main
function of the flexible jumpers?
18. Which vessels are suitable/not suitable to host TTR? Explain why.
19. How the tensioning of TTR is provided?
20. Describe functions of Keel J oint in TTR system.
21. Sketch a diagram (flowchart) explaining design and analysis process for TTR
system.
22. What are main sources of fatigue for TTR?
23. List main TTR components and describe their functions.
24. What is life cycle approach to integrity management?
25. List main types of integrity measures and give examples for each type.
26. Explain what the vacuum test is and how it is conducted.
27. What is the risk assessment development? Give example of failure drivers.