IEM Shout Out – 2017-08 One-Day Course on “The Design of Oil & Gas Fixed Offshore Structure”

July 12, 2017

Structural engineers, please attend.

My technical division will be hosting a 1 day  course on the 12th August, 2017. It is worth 6 CPD points, and held at Wisma IEM. The course will be presented by Assoc. Professor Dr Venkatesh Rajagopalan (Venkat)

The first offshore structure was built to extract oil in the 1930s. Since then, there are now more than 1000 offshore structures worldwide, extracting oil & gas under the ground to meet the world demands.  This one-day course will provide the audience with the basic principles in designing these fixed offshore structures.  It will be presented in a way that is comprehensible to the engineers who are with or without the oil and gas background.
The course will try to address some of the engineering issues that have to be considered when designing an offshore structure. Some of these issues are listed below:
– The environmental loads (such as wave and wind) and accidental loads (such as blast and fire) that the structure has to face throughout its design life.
– How the structure will be fabricated, transported and then installed at its offshore location.
– Technical requirements from the contemporary design codes and third-party certifications.
– The types of analysis that need to be carried out to ensure the structure can meet the above challenges.

Assoc. Professor Dr Venkatesh Rajagopalan (Venkat) graduated from Annamalai University, India with a degree in Structural Engineering in 1989.  He then obtained a post graduate degree in Engineering Management and Post-Doctoral in Structural Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has more than 26 years of working experience in various roles.

He is currently a Senior Principal Structural Engineer at McDermott Malaysia. He has presented talks at various symposiums in India, Singapore and Australia on Design on Offshore structural related topics.

Register here, or download the form here.


IEM Shout Out – Finite Element Modelling (FEM) of Offshore Structures

July 21, 2015

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the above talk on the 28th July, presented by Dr. Venkatesh Rajagopalan (Venkat).

This talk will cover the following topics on usage of Finite Element Analysis of offshore structural components

• Introduction
• Fundamental Concepts & Methodologies
• Advantages & Disadvantages
• General FEA Procedures
• Applications in Offshore Industry & Case Studies
• Live Demonstration

Dr. Venkatesh Rajagopalan (Venkat) graduated from Annamalai University, India with a degree in Structural Engineering in 1989 with a Post graduate degree in Engineering Management and Post-Doctoral in Structural Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has more than 26 years of working experience in various roles.He is appointed as Visiting faculty for various institutions in India, Malaysia and Australia.

He is currently the Deputy Manager of the Structural Department in Aker Engineering Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. He is also the Technical Head of R&D Network specializing in Knowledge based engineering solutions in Aker Solutions, Norway

You can register for the above event here, and flyers may be obtained here.


IEM Shout Out – Finite Element Modelling (FEM) of Offshore Structures

July 14, 2015

This is a shout out for the IEM. My Technical Division will hosting the above talk on the 28th July, presented by Dr. Venkatesh Rajagopalan (Venkat).

This talk will cover the following topics on usage of Finite Element Analysis of offshore structural components

• Introduction
• Fundamental Concepts & Methodologies
• Advantages & Disadvantages
• General FEA Procedures
• Applications in Offshore Industry & Case Studies
• Live Demonstration

Dr. Venkatesh Rajagopalan (Venkat) graduated from Annamalai University, India with a degree in Structural Engineering in 1989 with a Post graduate degree in Engineering Management and Post-Doctoral in Structural Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He has more than 26 years of working experience in various roles.He is appointed as Visiting faculty for various institutions in India, Malaysia and Australia.

He is currently the Deputy Manager of the Structural Department in Aker Engineering Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. He is also the Technical Head of R&D Network specializing in Knowledge based engineering solutions in Aker Solutions, Norway

You can register for the above event here, and flyers may be obtained here.