Fundamentals of Offshore Structures and Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms
April 15 – 26, 2019
Review the fundamentals of both fixed and floating offshore structures including design, wave theories, reliability, applications, and principles based on real-world case studies.
|Date(s)||April 15 – 26, 2019|
8:30 am – 4:45 pm (Mon, 4/15/19 and 4/22/19 begins at 8:00am. Fri, 4/26/19 ends at 3:00pm)
|Instructor(s)||Spyros Kinnas(Faculty-in-Charge), Jean Audibert, Brad Campbell, Kerry Campbell, Rodney Deschamps, Oleg Esenkov, Karl Frank, Robert Gilbert, John Jones, Lance Manuel, Yashar Moslehy, Atef "Adam" Saleh, Ali Sari, John Stiff, J. Ward Turner, Adel Younan|
Early Registration ends February 15, 2019
|Location|| Engineering Education and Research Center (EERC)
Innovation Center – Room 2.502
Austin, TX 78712
Map and Directions
Developed specifically for engineers, scientists, and technologists, this course offering will review the fundamentals of all types of offshore structures (fixed or floating) and, in the case of fixed platforms, will cover applications of these principles. The overall objective is to provide participants with an understanding of the design and construction of offshore platforms, specifically the theory and process of such design and the use of current, applicable engineering methods in the design of fixed offshore platforms. In addition to the traditional lecture, the course encourages group discussions of actual design problems in order to ensure students can put the newly learned concepts to use.
Tentative and Subject to Change Course Agenda
- Design and Construction Considerations
- Platform Design
- Frame Analysis
- Design of Tubular Members
- Tubular Joints
- Introduction to Offshore Geotech Problems
- Engineering Geology of Offshore Areas
- Offshore Site Investigations & Soil Characterization
- Offshore Soil Mechanics
- Offshore Pile Installation
- Axial Capacity of Piles
- Lateral Load Design
- Offshore Slope Stability
- Service Failures
- Fracture Mechanics & Fatigue
- Certification of Platforms
- Wave Theories
- Spectral Analysis Applications
- Design Parameter Specifications
- Wave, Current and Wind Forces – Theory
- Wave, Current and Wind Forces – Applications
- Reliability-Based Design
- Structural Reliability
- Structural Dynamics: Basic Concepts
- Structural Dynamics: Applications
- Earthquake Engineering
- Stability and Buoyancy
- Marine Operations and Loadout
- Marine Equipment and Installation
- Uncertainty in Offshore Systems I: Dynamics
- Uncertainty in Offshore Systems II: Risk Assessment and Design
- Computational Hydrodynamics – Applications
Who should attend
Engineers (BS holders) who work in the offshore industry, and wish to receive a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals and practical aspects of offshore structures. Best suited to new or recent hires or those who aspire to work in the offshore industry.
Dr. Spyros Kinnas. For technical information please contact Dr. Kinnas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants are strongly encouraged to register for both offshore courses for a comprehensive treatment of the subject matter. Alternatively, participants may complete the Fundamentals of Offshore Structures and Design of Fixed Offshore Platforms first and then register for the Design of Floating Production Systems course in the following year. Participants should have completed course work (as part of a BS or higher degree in engineering) or have familiarity (through work experience) on the subjects of fluid mechanics and structural analysis. Otherwise, please check with the faculty in charge before registering.
Electronic materials will be provided for this course so participants need to bring a laptop. A hard copy version of the materials may be purchased at additional cost.
"I believe that most of the course materials constitute sufficient information for design of fixed offshore structures. Furthermore, instructors were very clear about their presentations and answering the questions." - Sedef Kocakaplan
"The instructors were very informative and brought real world project experience into their presentations and discussions. The instructors really encouraged questions and group interaction which helped keep the class engaged throughout the different lectures. I also liked the fact that there were multiple presenters each day. Lastly, I thought there was a good balance between technical/theoretical sharing versus project related sharing. Overall the class was well organized, facility and presenters met expectations, and I would recommend this training to young engineers working on offshore assets." - Adam Becnel
"A lot of good examples related to real life!" - past participant
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