30 Sep 2015

Scour around marine structures course at DHI headquarters

Following the successful marine scour course held earlier this year in Shanghai, we have once again run the popular course to professionals from around the world, this time at our headquarters in Hørsholm, Denmark.

Titled ‘Scour around marine structures – Dealing with scour-related problems in water environments’, the 2-day course on 17-18 September 2015 was attended by participants from Denmark, the United Kingdom and Germany.

Led by DHI’s research engineer Dr Thor Ugelvig Petersen, the following scour topics were discussed during the course:

  • Flow and force processes in the presence of cylindrical structures
  • Drag, inertia and lift forces in currents and waves
  • Scour around marine structures including offshore wind turbine foundations, gravity based structures (GBS), cables and pipelines
  • Scour related problems: depravation of the general sea bed level, migration of large bed forms, edge scour and sinking of scour protections.
  • Scour in complex soils 
  • Scour protections systems (counter measures): types, rock dump, mats, installation and monitoring
  • Hands-on exercises including computer simulations in MIKE 21

‘Simply, it's been a two-day full immersion into the subsea world of the scour process. The teaching team was very professional in sharing their passion and knowledge in this area. The course has been well organised with a hands-on approach. Looking forward to attend further courses offered by DHI.’ - Vito Persetto, Statkraft UK Ltd., UK

For the training course description, please click here.

Professionals from around the world joined us at DHI headquarters in Denmark for the marine scour course. © DHI