*VIRTUAL* – Advanced Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures

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Online Offshore Structures Training


The course will aim to teach structural modelling of fixed platforms, which includes calculation of hydrodynamic loading through Morison’s equation. The modelling of the fixed platforms as a 3D structural models, using beam elements will be taught. The response of the structure will be checked using codified rules in order to check the compliance of the structure. First principle design and analysis of beams, beam column, unstiffened and stiffened plates will be taught. Finally, the analysis and design of stiffened shells, which form a major structural component of many offshore structures such as Jacket platforms, compliant towers will be outlined, including structural reliability analysis of their shell structures.


Engineers and scientists involved in the design of offshore structures. Personnel from oil companies, classification societies and offshore structure builders will benefits from attending this course. The course is innovative in both content & structure with a careful balance of theory & practice.


Day 1 

08.30-09.00 Delegate Registration

09.00-10.30 Lecture 1: Overview of advances in offshore structure design.
Prof Purnendu Das

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 Lecture 2: Structural modelling of fixed platforms – I.
Prof Purnendu Das

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-15.00 Lecture 3: Structural modelling of fixed platforms – II.
Prof Purnendu Das

15.00 – 15.30 Break

15.30-17.00 Lecture 4: Design of Columns and beam columns.
Prof Purnendu Das

Day 2

09.00 – 10.30 Lecture 5: Analysis and design of
stiffened plate – I.Prof Purnendu Das

10.30 – 11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 Lecture 6: Analysis and design of
stiffened plate – II.
Prof Purnendu Das

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 Lecture 7: Analysis and design of stiffened shells.
Prof Purnendu Das

15.00 – 15.30 Break

15:30 – 17:00 Lecture 8: Tutorials on stiffened plates and stiffened shells
Prof Purnendu Das


Prof Purnendu Das. BE, ME, PhD, C.Eng, C.MarEng, FRINA, FIStructE, FIMarEST has been the Director of ‘ASRANet Ltd’ (an ISO 9001-2008 certified company) since February 2006. He retired as a Professor of Marine Structures in the Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, UK in September 2011. Past EU projects were MARSTRUCT (a network of excellence on Marine Structure) and SHIPDISMANTL (a cost effective and environmentally friendly dismantling of ship structures). Past industrial projects included work from the UK Health and Safety Executive (HSE), MoD UK, Subsea-7 UK, Shell, Woodgroup and US Navies etc. He was the principal investigator of many EPSRC projects. Before joining the University of Glasgow in 1991 he worked with British Maritime Technology as Principal Structural Engineer (1984-91). He is the author of more than 250 publications, including contract reports and more than 60 journal papers and is a member of the editorial boards of the ‘Journal of Marine Structures’, ‘Journal of Ocean and Ship Technology’ and ‘Journal of Ocean and Climate System’ and the Journal of Ship Mechanics amongst others. His areas of research include limit state design and analysis & reliability analysis of ship & offshore structures. Purnendu Das has wide ranging industrial and academic contacts and has advised and supervised 20 PhD students, to his credit. Details of visits and collaborations include his various sabbatical study periods spent at University of California, Berkeley, USA (July – September 1996), at Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (August 1997), Kockums Ltd (July 1998) and spent some time at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon (July 2000). He is running about 20 CPD courses which are attracting many people from different industries. These courses are on:

‘Fatigue & Fracture Analysis’, ‘Ships at Sea’, ‘Advanced Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures’, ‘Offshore Floating System Design’, ‘Structural Response under Fire and Blast Loading’ and ‘Design of Pipelines and Risers’ amongst others. He was a member of ISSC (International Ship and Offshore Structure Congress) for the periods of 1991-97 and 2003-2006. He was a member of the OMAE (Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering) Organising Committee on ‘Safety and Reliability’. He is running about 15 bi-annual international conferences on various themes like Risk, Reliability, Advanced Analysis & Design of Engineering Structures, including marine structures. He was a member of the “Research Committee” of Structural Engineers (IStructE) during 2012-2015. He was a visiting Professor at IST Surabaya, Indonesia from July 2015 for one year. He is now visiting professor of University of Montenegro, Montenegro and University of Stavanger, Norway.


Duration: 2 Days

Cost: £750 + Vat


Online Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures Training

Virtual Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures Training

Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures Online Training Course

Analysis and Design of Offshore Structures Virtual Training


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    9 Nov - 10 Nov*VIRTUAL* – Advanced Analysis and Design of Offshore StructuresOnline - Remote£750Enquire Now