After the successful completion of the course the students will:
(1) Understand the functionality and the main characteristics of marine (offshore) structures (fixed-bottom and floating) for the exploitation of hydrocarbons and offshore wind energy.
(2) Understand the construction methods and the construction equipment of marine structures based on best practices.
(3) Understand the basic principles of the analysis and the design of marine structures and of synthesis of the offshore structures' components (water - structure - soil) with the use of guidelines and specialized software.
(4) Familiarize themselves with the calculation of loads and the assessment of the behaviour of components of marine structures with analytical equations.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Types, design, study, analysis and construction of offshore structures for exploitation of subsea hydrocarbons (oil and gas). Hydrodynamic loads on cylindrical members of small diameter and on large bodies. Morison equation. Static and dynamic analysis of mooring lines/cables. Offshore wind turbines: Offshore wind energy, configuration and operational elements, support structures, construction methods, design and numerical modeling of offshore wind turbines. Fluid-structure interaction under the action of regular waves. Case studies of various marine structures operating in various countries and specifically in Greece.
Offshore structures for exploitation of hydrocarbons, Design/construction methods of offshore structures, Morison equation, Mooring lines, Offshore Wind Turbinesc