2015 IAOE Seminar Series - April

2015 IAOE Seminar Series - April
10:15 AM – 12:30 PM
Saturday, April 11th, 2015
1st Floor Meeting Room
Spring Branch Memorial Library
930 Corbindale Rd
Houston, TX 77024
Contact: Jinting (Jeffrey) Guo @ 734-678-9504 or [email protected]
ZYSu @ 979-324-5476 or [email protected]
Jian Chen @ 573-578-4588 or [email protected]
Qing Yang @ 713-857-5633 or [email protected]
Hosted by
International Association of Ocean Engineers (IAOE®)
Design Principles of Offshore Structures
By Dr. Roger Lu
The presentation gives a high level overview of offshore structural types, and general
design principles of fixed and floating structures in offshore environments. Differences
are examined from Metocean perspective in different oil regions. Interaction of platform
structures with slender elements are highlighted, including risers, umblicals, and
mooring lines. Semi-submersible structure is used to elaborate the design process.
Finally, different design code approaches are shown that same structure can be
designed to different standards.
Dr. Lu's Biography:
Roger Lu is a technical advisor with Aker Solutions, currently leading the Deep Draft
Semi-submersible development in the Company’s Floater Group. He received his
Bachalor’s degree in Applied Mechanics at Fudan University, Master’s in Civil
Engineering at University of Hawaii, and Ph.D. at Rice. He has 20 years of experience
in the Offshore Industry, being involved in all phases of projects, from early studies to
FEED to execution. The platforms he has designed include Compliant Towers, Spars,
and Semis. He is also a voting member of API Sub-committee 2.
Follow I-10 E to Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E in Houston. Take exit 759 from I-10 E.
Continue on Interstate 10 Frontage Rd E to your destination in Hedwig Village. Spring
Branch Memorial Library is located on the 930 Corbindale Road, Houston, TX 77024.
The meeting room is at the left side of the entrance.