Sunday, June 5th, 2022 – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Course Description: An understanding of the principles of dynamics and vibrations is important for assuring system integrity and operational functionality in different engineering areas. However, practical problems regarding dynamics are in many cases handled without success, despite large expenditures of investment. It is essential in approaching dynamic analysis and design that one develops an "intuition" to solve the relevant problems at hand; both academic knowhow and professional experience play equally important roles in developing such intuition. To meet the objectives above, this course aims to address a wide range of topics in the field of offshore structures, starting from fundamentals and moving on to relevant and practical engineering challenges and solutions. Special emphasis is placed on engineering applications that utilize state-of-the-art knowledge, the finite element method, relevant codes, probabilistic methods, and recommended practices. The course is primarily intended for industry professionals, researchers, and graduate students in offshore, civil, and marine engineering who desire an introduction to principles of dynamic analysis and design as well as those who are eager to learn advanced and efficient techniques used to mitigate vibrations for offshore as well as land-based structures.
Instructors: Junbo Jia & Bernt Leira
Dr. Junbo Jia has been an engineering expert at Aker Solutions, Norway since 2006. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Ocean Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology. He has been extensively involved in many engineering projects for offshore and energy industries. He currently serves as secretary general of International Seismic Safety Organization (ISSO), committee member of ISO TC67/SC7, member of Eurocode 3, and committee members of several other international scientific organizations. He has been invited as speakers, course lecturers, and permanent members of PhD examination committees by various organizations and research institutes. Dr. Jia is the sole author of three comprehensive scientific monographs by Springer. Two of the books receive the “Best Offshore Engineering Books of All Time” and “Best Earthquake Engineering Books of All Time” award by BOOKAUTHORITY. He is also the editor of a book volume (with J.K. Paik) by CRC press. He has received several scientific awards such as the Vice Admiral E.L. Cochrane award by SNAME (2008) and the 2014 Best Paper Award by Journal of Ships and Offshore Structures (Taylor & Francis).
Bernt J. Leira is a Professor at the Department of Marine Technology, Norwegian University of Science and Technology. His Doctoral Thesis is on structural reliability formulations involving multiple stochastic processes. He has previously been working in SINTEF, Division of Structural Engineering for a period of 20 years related to design analysis of a variety of structures. Examples are fixed offshore platforms (e.g. jackets, jack-ups, gravity platforms), long-span bridges (e.g. suspension bridges, floating bridges, submerged tubular bridges), floating production systems and marine risers (rigid risers, non-bonded flexible risers, titanium risers). He has been project manager for a number of industry projects. He has been involved in teaching at University level for a period of 30 years, and has held an industry Professorship from 1994 to 1999, and a full Professorship since 1999. Main areas of teaching are reliability methods, probabilistic load modelling, dynamic response analysis and design methods for marine structures. He has published more than 300 papers in scientific journals, conferences and books. Relevant ISO and other standardization work comprises Dynamic Risers and Floating Production Systems.