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    Offshore Structural Design and Analysis

    Offshore structural design with integrity

Offshore Structural Analysis and Design Solution

The design, modeling, and analysis of today's complex offshore platform structures represents a major capital investment in offshore oil and gas production. Using advanced finite element analysis tools, you can design and analyze complex offshore structural systems with confidence to ensure compliance with industry design codes. This integrated structural modeling, analysis, and simulation environment allows you to design offshore structures to meet local operating conditions from wave, wind, current, and seismic loads.
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Capabilities
  • Analyze offshore structures

    • ​Predict behavior of a platform or topside structure with comprehensive analyses, including full non-linear, dynamic, and impact effects. Use integrated modules to model pile-soil interaction and apply wind, wave, seismic, ship impact, dropped object, and blast loads.​​
  • Analyze structural stress

    • ​​Import offshore structural design data, then perform static structural analysis featuring automatic model generation and steel code checking for a range of load conditions. Produce detailed stress analysis reports. Improve offshore structure engineering design integrity, quality, and design code compliance.
  • Apply stress analysis across applications

    • ​Integrate structural and pipe stress analysis workflows by combining modeling, analysis, design, documentation, and detailing in a single ISM environment bridging structural and mechanical disciplines. Maximize the interoperability of structural data with other applications.
  • Automate offshore structural workflows

    • Manage multiple analyses with customizable templates working from a common structural model. Automatically pass data from one analysis step to another, incorporating industry-standard methodologies. Simplify management of large, complex models for design exploration with automated workflows.​
  • Calculate fatigue life

    • Comply with offshore design codes by calculating complex variable stress concentration factors using automated joint meshing or predefined industry SCF rules. Assess wind and wave fatigue using standard or user-defined S-N curves.​
  • Create stress analysis reports

    • ​Create comprehensive stress analysis reports graphically during offshore structure finite element analysis. Display shear and bending moment diagrams together with deflected shapes for static and dynamic analyses. Animate deflected and modal shapes. Produce color plate stress contour reports.
  • Define and manage structural load cases

    • ​Define and manage your structural load cases and associated constraints for all offshore structural members. Modify code-check parameters and load combinations before stress analysis. Improve the overall design quality and integrity of offshore structural models.
  • Design and analyze pile structures

    • ​Produce high-quality, high-integrity offshore pile structures. Perform non-linear soil, pile, and structure interaction analysis of fixed offshore structural models with multiple fixed supports.
  • Ensure compliance to offshore design codes

    • Ensure structural compliance using built-in checking. Filter results for critical conditions. Optimize design and configuration for compliance to numerous current and past international codes including API, AISC, EC, ISO, DNV, and Norsok. Deliver compliance documentation.​​
  • Optimize offshore structural designs

    • ​Optimize your offshore structural design through an integrated design and analysis environment. Perform non-linear stress analysis combined with dynamic response analysis for all offshore wind, wave, and seismic load conditions to optimize your structural design. Validate and analyze fatigue cycles to ensure high integrity design of offshore structures.
  • Visualize stress analysis results

    • ​Improve stress analysis validation and assessment by combining traditional stress reporting with stress analysis visualization. Display your structural member stress results graphically and perform post-analysis member and tubular joint code checking to international design codes. Display shear force and bending moment diagrams.
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Products
  • Bentley Navigator
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    Bentley Navigator

    Get better insight into information within the context of 3D models to make better decisions throughout the lifecycle, in the office, field, or on-site.

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    Project Team

  • LumenRT
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    Bentley LumenRT

    Integrate life-like digital nature into your simulated infrastructure designs, and create high-impact visuals for stakeholders.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • MAXSURF
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    MAXSURF

    Use MAXSURF’s integrated naval architecture tools for fast, accurate initial design and analysis of all types of marine vessels.

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    Used By

    Naval Architect

  • MOSES
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    MOSES

    Meet complex offshore project challenges more effectively with the efficiency and flexibility of uniquely integrated simulation software.

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    Used By

    Naval Architect

    Structural Engineer

  • Navigator Mobile
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    Navigator Mobile

    Achieve unmatched insight into project information and the power to reliably resolve issues whether in the office, on-site, or in the field.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • ProjectWise Design Integration
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    ProjectWise Design Integration

    Accelerate information worksharing and content reuse for multi-discipline design coordination and collaboration.

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    Used By

    Project Team

  • ProjectWise Explorer Mobile
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    ProjectWise Edge

    View, analyze and approve the most current project data from anywhere, anytime.

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    Used By

    Engineering Manager

    Structural Engineer

  • ProSteel
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    ProSteel

    Quickly create design drawings, fabrication details, and schedules that automatically update whenever the 3D model changes.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • SACS Collapse
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    SACS Collapse

    Meet safety case design requirements for offshore structures by identifying failure mechanisms with SACS Collapse.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • SACS Fatigue
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    SACS Fatigue

    Reduce offshore structural failure risk with SACS Fatigue. Get industry-specific, detailed fatigue life calculations for oil, gas, and wind structures.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • SACS Offshore Structure
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    SACS Offshore Structure

    Optimize design to ensure compliance, understand behavior, and accurately predict performance of all types of offshore structures.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • SACS Pile Structure Design
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    SACS Pile Structure Design

    Reduce risk of failure for offshore structure foundations with non-linear soil/pile interaction analysis software.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

  • STAAD.Pro
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    STAAD.Pro

    Design any type of structure and share your synchronized model data with confidence among your entire design team.

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    Used By

    Structural Engineer

Professions
  • Project Team

  • Engineering Manager

  • Naval Architect

  • Structural Engineer