09 Apr 2015

Over 100 participants in MIKE 21 and marine scour course in Shanghai, China

From 16 - 20 March 2015, over 100 professionals from the coast and marine industry attended a course on MIKE 21 and marine scour in Shanghai.

The hands-on course started off with the fundamentals of 2D hydrodynamic modelling (HD) using MIKE 21 and provided an introduction on how to set up a hydrodynamic model using flexible mesh bathymetry. The trainers also taught components of sand and mud transport modelling with MIKE 21 sediment transport (ST), as well as ecological modelling using MIKE ECO Lab.

‘The 2D HD fundamental course was very detailed’, said Mr Hao Yanbin, an engineer from Yellow River Water Resources Protection and Research Institute, Henan. ‘It has helped me gain a better understanding of water modelling, leading to more precise modelling results.’

The 2-day MIKE 21 course was followed by the scour course, ‘Scour around marine structures – Dealing with scour-related problems in water environments’, held for the first time in China. The training was conducted by Dr Thor Ugelvig Petersen, DHI’s Research Engineer from our Denmark office and Water Environment Engineer Wang Zhang-jiao from DHI China. During this course, the participants were introduced to:

  • the process of identifying scour issues in the marine environment
  • possible scour mitigation solutions for various types of marine structures
  • the latest research and development in scour-related challenges in water environments with a focus on offshore wind turbine foundations

‘The instructor described the scour process vividly using appropriate examples, allowing us to learn about various scour issues for different marine structures. The course was indeed highly relevant to existing scour scenarios!’ said Professor Zeng Yong from China University of Petroleum, Beijing.

The course concluded with hands-on exercises which included computer simulations in MIKE 21.

‘The course content seemed highly relevant and the detailed information on scour around offshore wind turbine foundations were well received by the participants. Given the immediate success, we will consider to run the course in other regions in 2015 and 2016 through our international network of DHI offices’, said Thor Ugelvig Petersen.

‘Scour around marine structures – Dealing with scour-related problems in water environments’ will be repeated at DHI headquarters in Denmark on 17 and 18 September 2015. Please click here for course details.