Scour around marine structures

How to deal with scour challenges in offshore wind farms

An instructor-led online course

This course helps you identify scour issues, assess scour risk and determine mitigation solutions for different marine structures. It also gives you significant insights into research and development in the last decade within the field of marine scour.

Course modules and dates

This instructor-led online course includes a one-hour introductory session and four two-hour modules. The training takes place Wednesdays starting 27 October and continuing on 3, 10, 17 and 24 November 2021 from 07:00-09:00 (UTC).

See related course:Motion assessment of service vessels at offshore wind farms

Registration Deadlines

Standard: 20 October 2021- €1,050 (excl. VAT)
Topics: Course materials and learning methodology, homework requirements, deadlines, software installation, introduction to Zoom meeting software.
Topics: What is scour and why is it relevant? Scour assessment for cables, pipelines and monopiles. Transience in scour due to environmental forcing including long term changes, effect of backfilling, effect of migrating bed forms and seabed lowering.
Topics: Scour in complex soils, scour at complex structures (such as pile groups and jackets), scour mitigation and scour protection systems, dynamic behaviour of scour protection systems.

Case stories: 1. Scour in complex soils for an offshore wind farm; and 2. Dynamic behaviour of scour protection systems at Horns Rev 1 Offshore Wind Farm.
Topics: Static and dynamic designs of rock dump; dynamic responses of scour protections: (1) cover stones stability, (2) winnowing failure, and (3) edge scour and falling apron behaviour; time-integrated design of scour and scour protections.

Case stories: 1. Edge scour around the scour protections for Egmond Aan Zee Offshore Wind Farm; and 2. Design of single-graded scour protection systems for Kriegers Flak Offshore Wind Farm.
Topics: Simulation of scour and backfilling around monopile in MIKE 21 and MIKE 3; recent advances—examples and cases; hands-on exercises including computer simulations in MIKE 21.

4 instructor-led online modules & 1 one-hour course introduction

Early bird registration:
1050 excl. VAT
  • Includes a 30-day Internet evaluation license for all MIKE 21 modules (plus full access during the course) and training certificate upon course completion

Affordable and convenient high-quality technical training!

Are you a professional in offshore, hydraulics, hydrodynamics, geotechnics, or engineering management?

Do you work with the design, installation, and commissioning of marine structures or as a researcher in coastal, ocean, and marine civil engineering?

Do you have basic knowledge of coastal engineering and related MIKE tools either through experience or participation in the self-paced courses ‘Getting started with two-dimensional hydrodynamic modelling’ and ‘Dive into data processing and visualisation with MIKE Zero’?

Are you prepared to allocate time to complete assignments for a four-module course (with a one-hour introduction) over five weeks?

If yes, you can benefit from this online course.

As a bonus, you get 1-2 hours of extra course materials per session so you can dive even deeper via self-study.

Your trainers

Dr Thor Ugelvig Petersen

PhD, MSc, BSc,
Technical University of Denmark

Dr Thor Ugelvig Petersen is Managing Director for DHI Denmark and Vice President for Offshore Wind. Dr Petersen is a specialist in scour and scour protection for marine, coastal and offshore structures and has been working with design, consultancy and research on the topics internationally for more than 11 years. He has been involved in several research projects and product development for DHI in the world-leading marine modelling software, MIKE Powered by DHI.

Dr Thor Ugelvig Petersen is an authorised DHI trainer.

Dr Anders Wedel Nielsen

PhD, MSc,
Technical University of Denmark

Dr Anders Wedel Nielsen is a senior hydraulic engineer with over 15 years of experience in hydrodynamics around offshore structures, focusing on scour and scour protection. He is deeply involved in scour protection optimisation processes and was instrumental in developing the industry-recognised single-graded scour protection method. Dr Nielsen is adept in wave loads on offshore structures and has been involved in commercial and research projects applying both physical and numerical model testing.

Dr Anders Wedel Nielsen is an authorised DHI trainer.

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Scour Around Marine Structures: How to deal with scour challenges in offshore wind farms

Instructor-led online course: 27 October and 3, 10, 17 and 24 November 2021

See related course:Motion assessment of service vessels at offshore wind farms

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