Environmental Loads, Installation and Anchoring of Offshore Structures


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds on knowledge gained in Fluid and Water Wave Dynamics or similar.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module:

  • Must have knowledge about non-linear waves, including 2nd and 5th order and stream function theory.
  • Must have knowledge about methods for extreme climate analysis.
  • Must have knowledge about currents and water level variations in the coastal zone.
  • Must have knowledge about environmental loads on offshore structures including ice, wave, current and wind loads.
  • Must have knowledge about scour and scour protection.
  • Must have knowledge of different installation methods for offshore structures.
  • Must have knowledge of environmental loads during transportation/installation of offshore structures.
  • Must have knowledge about different method to support offshore structures, e.g. by anchoring or pile foundations.


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to calculate design wave height from wave observations.
  • Must be able to make a conceptual calculation of characteristic wave loads for offshore structures.
  • Must be able to make a conceptual calculation of characteristic load scenario during installation of offshore structures.
  • Must be able to make a conceptual analysis of the influence from the stiffness of the support on the structural response.


Students who complete the module:

  • Must be able to apply proper terminology in oral, written and graphical communication and documentation within environmental loads, Installation and anchoring/foundation of offshore structures.

Type of instruction

Lectures, etc. supplemented with project work, workshops, presentation seminars, lab tests.

Extent and expected workload

The module is 5 ECTS which is corresponding to 150 hours of study.



Name of examEnvironmental loads, Installation and anchoring of offshore structures
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Individual oral or written exam. Exam format is decided on by start of semester.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleBølgelaster, installation og forankring af offshorekonstruktioner
Module codeB-DA-K2-2
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Engineering (Structural Design and Analysis)
Study BoardStudy Board of Built Environment
DepartmentDepartment of the Built Environment
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science