International Summer School on Stochastic Dynamics of Wind Turbines and Offshore/Marine Engineering Structures (ISSSD2013)(Download)

(August 14-16, 2013)

Organized by

School of Civil Engineering & Shanghai Institute of Disaster Prevention and Relief (IDPR), Tongji University, China

Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark

Co-sponsored by

Random Vibration Committee, Chinese Society of Vibration Engineering (CSVE)

Committee on Structural Computation Theory and Applications, Architectural Society of China (ASC)



Renewable energy has received increasing amount of importance to the sustainability of the human society. Wind energy is among the most promising renewable energies with emerging harvesting techniques. The past decade witnessed rapid increase in the installed capacity of the wind turbines in the world, while China is among the countries with a high growth rate with the largest wind turbine installed capacity at the moment. It is expected that the major part of the produced renewable energy in the next decade will be harvested by the newly developed modern offshore wind turbines. Many challenges exist in the designing, construction and even installation of the offshore wind turbine systems when compared to the more-developed onshore wind turbines. Under this background, the safety and reliability of offshore wind turbines and related offshore engineering structures will be of great concern both from the economical point of view and to the economics and the energy harvesting efficiency. To this end, this summer school intends to provide a forum for the review and dissemination of the state-of-the-art, state-of-the-practice, and future directions of stochastic dynamics and global reliability of offshore wind turbines and offshore engineering structures.



The course aims to train the new generation of researchers, designers and related professionals with most recently developed techniques in this field. Professionals in the field of reliability and stochastic analysis, Ph.D. and M.Sc. students and researchers interested in stochastic dynamics and reliability of offshore wind turbines and offshore engineering structures are welcome to this international summer school.




Engineering dynamic excitations (earthquake, wind and wave) on offshore wind turbines and offshore engineering structures
Aerodynamics and structural dynamics of offshore wind turbine structures
Stochastic dynamics of nonlinear structures
Advanced dynamic and global reliability assessment methods for wind turbines and offshore engineering structures

  Prof. Soren R.K. Nielsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Professor Soren R.K. Nielsen is a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Aalborg University. He received his doctorate at Technical University of Denmark in 1974. The main research areas for him include fluid-structural interaction, soil-structure interaction, wave propagation in solids, structural dynamics and vibration control. In 1995, he received Hojgaard and Schulz A/S Jubilee Research Prize due to his outstanding contributions in this related areas. In 2001, he received the Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog. He serves as member of Editorial board of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering and member of board of Nordic Vibration Research, and other international journals and associations.


  Prof. Arvid Naess, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway

Professor Arvid Nass is a professor of Mathematical Statistics, Faculty of Information Technology, Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU, formerly NTH). His major research interests include stochastic analysis including financial applications, stochastic nonlinear and chaotic dynamics, reliability theory, extreme value statistics, numerical path integration methods, response statistics of ocean structures, ocean wave statistics, Statistics of extreme wave and wind conditions, etc. He is a member of Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA), and fellow of ASCE (2011) and ASME (2007). He received the Alfred M. Freudenthal Medal of ASCE in 2010 and A/S Veidekke Jubilee Prize 1988 for International Publications. He serves as Associate Editor of Journal of Engineering Mechanics, ASCE, and Member of the Editorial Board of many international journals.


  Prof. Achintya Haldar, University of Arizona, USA

Professor Achintya Haldar is a professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Arizona. His research interests include Application of probabilistic methods in engineering, including earthquake engineering, seismic risk analysis, wind and tornado engineering, structural dynamics, fatigue/fracture reliability/maintainability of infrastructure, soil-structure interaction, system identification, nonlinear random vibration, stochastic finite element, stochastic optimization, probabilistic evaluation of construction deficiencies, fuzzy sets and systems analysis, all aspects of damage, nondestructive inspections and their use in updating the reliability of existing structures. He was elected Distinguished Member of ASCE, October, 2012, and received Excellent Contributions Award by the International Association for Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics in 2011, and Selected one of 23 Scientists and Technologists of Indian Origin abroad (STIOs) (may be the only engineer) by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for collaborative projects with Indian scientists and technologists during 2009-2011. He has authored over 400 technical publications, including 10 books, and 24 book chapters.


  Prof. Jie Li, Tongji University, China

Prof. Jie Li is currently a Chair Professor in the Structural Engineering at Tongji University in the School of Civil Engineering. He specializes in the area of earthquake engineering and stochastic mechanics. Prof. Li received his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Tongji University, China in 1988. He has been among one of the first group of Cheung Kong Scholar Professors entitled by the Ministry of Education of China since 1999. Prof. Li is the author of six monographs, and is the co-author of over 350 technical publications, including over 300 peer-reviewed journal papers, in the fields of earthquake engineering and stochastic structural analysis. He currently serves as the chairman of the Committee of Structural Computational Theory and Engineering Applications of Architectural Society of China, chairman of the Random Vibration Committee of Chinese Society of Vibration Engineering and is in more than 10 other related academic committees. He is the editor-in-chief of Journal of Tongji University (Natural Science Series) and serves on the editorial boards of over 10 scholarly international and Chinese academic journals, including the International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, Structural Safety and Earthquake Engineering and Engineering Vibrations.


Course language: English
Participants restrictions: Maximum 60
Prerequisit: structural dynamics, fundamentals probability and stochastic process


The course will consist of a condensed session comprised of 3 full days of lectures and discussions at Tongji University. After the course session the course participants are expected to participate the discussion with the professors and assistants. Certificate will be issued on the basis of course participation and discussions.


Arvid Naess, Torgeir Moan. Stochastic Dynamics of Marine Structures. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Radoslaw Iwankiewice, Soren R.K. Nielsen. Advanced Methods in Stochastic Dynamics of Non-Linear Systems. Aalborg tekniske Universitetsforlag, 1999.
Achintya Haldar, Sankaran Mahadevan. Probability, Reliability and Statistical Methods in Engineering Design. John Wiley & Sons, 1999.
Jie Li, Jianbing Chen. Stochastic Dynamics of Structures. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
Printed copies of lecture notes.





August 14 (Wednesday), 2013
    Prof. S.R.K.Nielsen,      Aerodynamics, structural dynamics and control of offshore wind turbine systems
    Prof. A.Naess,      Regular waves and random waves on offshore wind turbine and offshore engineering structures


August 15 (Thursday), 2013
    Prof. J. Li,      Stochastic modeling of engineering dynamic excitations including earthquake ground motion, fluctuating wind and sea wave
    Prof. S.R.K.Nielsen,      Stochastic dynamics of offshore wind turbines and engineering structures


August 16 (Friday), 2013
    Prof. A. Haldar,      Fundamental concept and advanced methods for large complex Structures
    Prof. A. Naess,     Estimation of extreme response levels for offshore engineering structures
    Prof. J. Li,      Probability density evolution method for reliability evaluation of offshore wind turbine and offshore engineering structures


A limited number of accommodations are available for participants in the course for the reduced fee, which will be charged to the participants additional to the registration fee. Those who are interested can get additional information from “a contact” no later than “date”. Please note that the rates listed below are only for reference, there might be fluctuation for practical rates.


Kingswell Hotel Tongji Shanghai(上海同济君禧大酒店)

4-Star Hotel. Rate: Deluxe Room RMB 550 (including breakfast), Superior Room RMB 550 (including breakfast);* Its distance to school venue is about 100m.




Tongji Guest House(同济迎宾馆)

3-Star Hotel. Rate: Standard Double Room RMB 288 (additional breakfast fee RMB 30);* Its distance to school venue is about 300m.


Jinjiang Magnolia Hotel Shanghai(锦江白玉兰酒店)

3-Star Hotel. Rate: Standard Double Room RMB 320 (including breakfast); * Its distance to school venue is about 100m.





Important Dates:
   Early-bird registration deadline: July 1, 2013
   Regular registration deadline: August 1, 2013
Venue: Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Registration fees:
    Registration fees will cover 3 lunches, one dinner, a banquet, 6 coffee breaks and some materials for the course. The registration fees are as follows:
    Early-bird registration:
    Regular participant US$300,
    Student participant US$200, (Note: Student participant should provide a document or student ID card that could certificate his/her student status. )
    Accompany person US$150;
    Regular registration:
    Regular participant US$350,
    Student participant US$250, (Note: Student participant should provide a document or student ID card that could certificate his/her student status. )
    Accompany person US$200.


Registration form:
    *For participants overseas out mainland China, fill the regestration form "RegistForm_Overseas"(Download) and feed it back as the email address included in the attachement on the due date;
    *For participants domestic in mainland China, fill the regestration form "RegistForm_Domestic"(Download) and feed it back as the email address included in the attachement on the due date.

The methods of payments are included in the regestration form. While for the participants overseas out mainland China who wanna arrange the payment via Paypal on the web, please click the button at the bottom of this web page.(The Paypal account is registrated as the email address:





If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the following contact information:

                  Dr. Jianbing Chen, Professor, Homepage
                        School of Civil Engineering
                        Tongji University
                        1239 Siping Road, 200092 Shanghai, China
                        Tel: +86-21-65981505
                        Fax: +86-21-65987989


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