The course treats the design of offshore mooring systems literally from the ground up: Starting with the anchor and its soils mechanics in the sea bed, via the mechanics of a single mooring line and system of lines. The course concludes by touching on other mooring concepts and the dynamic behavior of the moored object as a non-linear mechanical system. Classroom teaching is augmented by laboratory demonstrations and (when possible) a relevant excursion.
The classes are set up to give the student practical insight – supported by applied theory – in the design and optimization process for an offshore mooring system. The exercise forces each student to integrate the knowledge gained and to make practical engineering and economic compromises in a realistic engineering situation. Successful completion prepares one to function qualitatively and quantitatively at a superior knowledge level in a mooring design team.
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