Coupled Wave Structure Interaction with Regular & Random Waves

ANSYS ASAS software can be used to generate environmental loading for conventional quasi-static analyses. In addition, the technology includes a feature that integrates the wave loading capabilities with the large deflection solver available in the nonlinear product. This facilitates full hydroelastic coupling and makes it suitable for jack-ups, compliant structures, manifold installation and riser analysis.

Features include:

  • Wave, current and wind load
  • Regular waves, airy, Stokes 5th, cnoidal, stream function plus user-defined wave grid
  • Random sea states, JONSWAP, Pierson-Moskowitz and user-defined plus shell new wave 
  • Wave loading within the API code of practice including effects of current on the wave period, current stretching, current blockage factor and wave kinematics factor
  • Tube and beam elements with facilities for modeling appurtenances, anodes, etc. 
  • Flooded or sealed members
  • Marine growth
  • Reynolds/KC number effects
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Jacket structure with coupled wave–structure interaction