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 Abstract: 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. Directions: 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.
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