Floating Offshore Structures

Floating structures - of either a ship-like or other form – are the only real choice when the water becomes real deep and one must work from the sea surface. Floating structures can also be a good choice when only a temporary presence at a location is needed - to drill an exploration well or to install other offshore facilities, for example.

Many forms of floating structures have been developed over the years. Ship-like forms remain attractive when speed is important. A semi-submersible or spar platform can be more stable in waves, however.

The courses of this specialisation are:

Floating Structures

The objective of this course is to explain in more detail the design and properties of the floating structures reviewed in OE4603.
OE4652 / 4 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Drive Systems Design Principles

The objective of this course is to become familiar with the most common drive systems in offshore and dredging and with their typical performance and control properties.
OE4623 / 3 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Offshore Moorings

Participants are prepared via this course to design an offshore mooring system.
OE5664 / 3 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Dynamic Positioning

The objective of this course is to familiarize the participants with the aspects of DP: position measurement, control theory and thruster selection.
OE5663 / 3 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Structural Dynamics

This course prepares participants to carry out dynamic response computations on structures that have distributed masses.
CT4140 / 4 ECTS / Digital Study Guide

Finite Element Methods

The objective of this course is to enhance the understanding of FEM calculations by some exercises.
WB1217 / 1 ECTS / Digital Study Guide