Organized by:

  • Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark
  • The Joint Committee on Structural Safety (JCSS)

Date and Place:

11-15 November 2019 at Department of Civil Engineering at Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark.

The goals of the JCSS are:

  • To improve the general knowledge and understanding within the fields of safety, risk, reliability and quality assurance, for all types of civil engineering and building structures, on the basis of sound scientific principles and with an open eye for the applications in practice.
  • To take care that inter-associational pre-normative research in the field of Risk and Reliability is performed in an effective and adequate way.


The participants benefit by becoming able to master the methods of reliability, risk and safety assessment in the application field of wind turbine engineering. Furthermore, based on the knowledge gained from the course, the participants can offer clients new services related reliability, risk and resilience informed decision support.

Who should attend?

The present course is targeted PhD students and professionals working in the field of wind turbine design, operations and management. However, the course is also of interest to engineers involved in probabilistic structural analysis, design and reliability assessment, as well as engineering supervisors and managers. Participants are expected to have basic knowledge on basic probability theory, statistics, linear algebra and elementary structural analysis (static/dynamic).

Learning Methods and Activities

Learning methods and activities comprise lectures, practical exercises and self-studies. Self-study assignments will typically consist of calculations that develop understanding of the materials presented in class. Participants will be made familiar with the state-of-the-art computational methods and software in this field.

Evaluation and Diploma

Course Diplomas are issued by the JCSS on the basis of active course participation and a positive evaluation of the provided material by the participant.


  • John D. Sørensen
    Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
    Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Jannie S. Nielsen
    Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
    Aalborg University, Denmark
  • Michael H. Faber
    Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
    Aalborg University, Denmark

Costs and Registration

The course is free of charge for PhD students. For other participants the cost is DKK 10.000. Registration in the following button.


The course is organized by Professor John Dalsgaard Sørensen, Department of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, from whom further information may be obtained.

  • Phone: +45 9940 8581 or +45 2077 5805
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