Introduction to Offshore Wind Support Structures
Starts October 8
3hr Live session
"The design of offshore wind support structures explained for technical professionals."
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About the course
Starts Oct. 8
In this half-day course, our expert teachers provide a technical overview of the main parameters and characteristics of offshore support structures for wind turbines.
You learn to distinguish between the different types of loads faced by engineers during the design process of an offshore support structure and how these can be predicted and modeled by using ocean, wind, and soil data. The second lecture delves into several important characteristics, such as the strength and applicability of the mainstream types of support structures, and discusses their potential, but also their limitations in practical use.
This fundamental knowledge forms the basis for the last lecture on the theory of monopile design, in which vital technical design considerations are discussed. The training course concludes with an interactive case on the design of a monopile. A perfect way to experience first-hand how complex the design of a monopile can be.
Interactive online lectures and discussions are provided that focus on theory, industry practice and lessons learned from field experts. These lectures are accompanied by a hands-on case in which knowledge gained from the lectures is immediately put into practice.
Questions? Contact us
+31 (0)85 058 0051
Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm CEST
Meet your instructor
Course coordinator and teacher at DOB-Academy, Project Engineer DOT
Program & Details
Opening statements & introductions,
Interactive lecture: Parameters and characteristics of offshore support structures,
Interactive lecture: Loads and predictive methods,
Interactive lecture: Characteristics, potential, and limitations of mainstream support types,
Interactive lecture: Theory of monopile design
Hands-on case: Design of a monopile support structure,
Assignment: Exam & evaluation,
After this course, you...
understand the principles and parameters used in the design of an offshore wind turbine support structure,
have gained more insight into the theory of monopile design.
Who should attend this course
Professionals working in the offshore wind industry for 0-3 years with a BSc diploma or a higher education.
Professionals with 5 years of relevant experience in similar industries.
Junior technology specialists that work in a single competence field and require a good overview of the entire scope of the offshore wind sector.
Generalists from a banking, insurance, and environmental background who require a good overview of the entire scope of the offshore wind sector and a basic understanding of the technology behind offshore wind.
Prerequisites: No prior knowledge is required. Technical background is preferred.
This course consists of 3 hours of instructor-led live session which consists of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During these sessions you are asked to participate actively and have your webcam and microphone on. Participants can ask questions to the instructor which are answered and discussed with all participants.
In preparation for this course, you receive a DOB-box at home (or your office). This DOB-box contains useful documents, like the course manual and items required for hands-on cases, and it includes a surprise. In order to get the DOB-box on time, it is advised to sign up one week before the course starts. This gives us time to prepare and send the DOB-box to your home.
Access to the course
After your purchase is confirmed you receive an account to the EngineeringTrainer online learning portal, where you find the course welcome chapter and instructions on how to join the live sessions. Sessions are held using the software Zoom and a log-in link is provided for each session through the portal. A test link is provided from the start such as to test if you are able to properly join the sessions prior to the first session. Live sessions can be joined using any device, including tabled and mobile.
You receive 1-year unlimited access to the online course. This allows you to watch content again if this is beneficial for your work projects.
The live session takes place on:
October 8, 2020 - 8:45-12:15 am CEST(convert time-zones)
After the course, you receive 1-year unlimited access to all course material. This allows you to review content again whenever you need to refresh knowledge for your daily work projects.
A personal digital certificate will be made available to each participant upon full attendance.
This course consists of 3 hours of instructor-led live session which consists of presentations, demonstrations and discussions of questions. During each session participants can ask questions to the instructor (through chat or microphone) which will be answered.
In preparation for this course you receive a DOB-box at home (or your office). This DOB-box contains useful documents, like the course manual and items required for hands-on cases and it includes a surprise.
The course manual, and related documents, are also be made in digital, downloadable form in the learning portal.
Yes, interactive Q&A sessions form the basis of this course that allow you to interact with the instructor or other participants to ask questions and participate in discussion.
No technical software is used in this course.
If your computer and internet connection is able to participate in live video calls you will be able to participate in this course. Live sessions are provided by means of Zoom. Required hardware include a webcam and microphone.
Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.
Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.
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