Materials and Technologies for the Creation of Energy Facilities in the Arctic

Summer School - Online/Hybrid
June 21 - July 2, 2021

The course will be held online but 2 participation options are available for certain individuals:

Option 1 - online.

Option 2 - hybrid. Due to massive and continuous vaccination in Russia and resuming international air and railway service with 29 countries we offer a hybrid online/on-campus summer school option to students holding citizenship of:

the United Kingdom, Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Maldives, the United Arab Emirates, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Cuba, Serbia, Japan, the Seychelles, Ethiopia, Vietnam, India, Qatar, Finland, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Greece, Singapore, Venezuela, Germany, Syria, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka.

You can join the online course but come to St. Petersburg to take touristic advantages for the duration of the program and attend online classes at your dormitory/hostel.

If you choose Option 2, just apply for the online course here and inform us on your choice via email to get further instructions.

Do you want to gain knowledge in the field of renewable energy production in the Arctic? Join this course!

M&T in the Arctic
M&T in the Arctic

 

  • Brief description

    The aim of the course is to gain knowledge in the field of renewable energy production in the Arctic and the development of materials and technologies to create light, non-volatile, reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective structures operating in harsh climatic conditions.

  • Skills and competence to be acquired by students
    • - Understand the impact of climatic conditions in the design of energy supply systems using renewable energy sources in the Arctic.
    • - Apply the principles of calculating the strength and reliability of Arctic structures, design, installation and operation of elements and systems of wind power plants (WPP) in Arctic conditions.
    • - Apply the basic calculation methods and determine the forces acting on the wind turbine in harsh climatic conditions.
    • - Analyze the aerodynamic characteristics of various types of wind turbines, sources of noise and methods of its reduction.
    • - Know modern methods of researching the structural strength of cold-resistant steels, the structure of steels and alloys, anti-icing coatings.

Duration: 2 weeks

ECTS credits: 4.0

Participation fee:

Online format: Tuition fee is waived (the program is funded by the EFREA project)

Hybrid format: tuition fee waiver + 4000 Rub (non-refundable registration fee for the Letter of Invitation)

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive hard copies of certificates with ECTS credits (mailed by post in case of the online format of the Summer School).

  • Cultural program

    Online format:*

    • - Online Pub Quiz;
    • - Online Interactive Tour to SPbPU Museum;
    • - Online broadcasting of excursion to the Hermitage museum;

    Cultural program in the Hybrid format is discussed with participants individually.

    *All of the listed above activities are planned to take place but in case any of those will have to be cancelled, an alternative event will be offered to participants.

Accommodation

Provided only for the Hybrid or the Tailor-made formats:

  • on campus at the university dormitory
  • off-campus at partner hostels in the city center

Details of the options and booking procedures will be discussed with each applicant individually.

M&T in the Arctic
M&T in the Arctic

Deadline for registration

Online format: June 15, 2021

Hybrid format:

- for EU- or visa-free countries nationals: May 31, 2021

- for non-EU nationals: April 26, 2021

  • Entrance requirements
    • - Motivation letter
    • - Knowledge in the field of technical sciences, technologies, energetics.
    • - Good command of English. All classes and extracurricular activities are conducted in English.Knowledge of the Russian language is not required.
    • - Applicants are expected to have at least 2 year of University level studies.
  • Course description

    The course will explore solutions for the efficient creation of reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective Arctic energy supply systems, including wind turbines, and thereby improve the production of renewable energy in remote areas, such as:

    • - Assessment and consideration of natural and climatic conditions in the design of energy supply systems applying renewable energy sources in the Arctic.
    • - Possibilities and applicability of using new materials, technologies and modern welding methods to create reliable structures for the production of renewable energy in the Arctic.
    • - Principles and recommendations for calculating the strength and reliability of Arctic structures, design, installation and operation of elements and systems of wind power plants (WPP) in Arctic conditions.
    • - Aerodynamic characteristics of various types of wind turbines, noise sources and methods of its reduction as well as the implementation of practical tasks for the course modules.

Program partners:

  • EFREA - Energy-efficient systems based on renewable energy for Arctic conditions
  • Prometey Central Scientific Research Institute of Structural Materials
  • LUT-University, Finland

Professors and lecturers:

  • Professor, D.Eng.Sc. V.V. Elistratov, SPbPU
  • Professor, D.Eng.Sc. A.S. Bolshev, SPbPU
  • Professor, D.Eng.Sc. S.G. Parshin, SPbPU
  • Professor, D.Eng.Sc. V.A. Karkhin, SPbPU
  • Professor, D.Eng.Sc. E.I. Khlusova, Prometey Central Scientific Research Institute of Structural Materials
  • Associate Professor, D.Eng.Sc. A.V. Ilyin, Prometey Central Scientific Research Institute of Structural Materials
  • Associate Professor, T.I. Bobkova, SPbPU Basic Department at Prometey Central Scientific Research Institute of Structural Materials
  • Associate Professor, PhD in Eng. S.A. Frolov, SPbPU
  • PhD in Eng. M.A. Konischev, SPbPU
  • PhD in Eng. A.S. Maystro, SPbPU
  • PhD in Eng. I.V. Ivanova, SPbPU
  • PhD in Eng. A.S. Levchenko (Educational Research and Development Centre “Welding Technologies”)

Contacts:

Summer and Winter Schools Team