Realistic Simulation for Energy, Process & Utilities

Manufacturers and suppliers use Realistic Simulation Solutions from SIMULIA to evaluate design alternatives, collaborate on projects and leverage computing resources for more efficient design analysis.

Oil & Gas

Accurate structural analysis is imperative to ensure the safe and economical design of offshore structures, which need to withstand heavy loads from fluid currents, waves, wind and earthquakes. The interaction of risers and pipelines with their foundations and underlying soil also warrants serious consideration. A range of material models along with special contact and loading conditions are required. Engineers must also perform fully nonlinear large displacement dynamic analyses to include time-dependent loads and structural response.

The Abaqus Unified FEA product suite from SIMULIA provides realistic simulation solutions for the offshore industry that allow you to accurately predict structural strength and deformations in the large displacement nonlinear regime. Abaqus pre- and postprocessing technology coupled with its sophisticated solvers provides a complete and reliable solution for offshore structural analysis. Static, modal and dynamic analyses can be performed using a wide range of material models under different loading, boundary and contact conditions. You may simultaneously include loads due to fluid currents with wave and wind loading and you can compute detailed time-dependent responses for floating and non-floating offshore structures.

The oil and gas industry also involves drilling equipment, casings, and connections. The designers need to make sure that the equipment performs reliably and safely under loads that can often be severe. Abaqus Unified FEA has sophisticated features to take into account the various loading scenarios that the equipment can be subjected to, such as high temperature, pressure, and loading due to impact with other structures. SIMULIA’s Isight product allows optimization of not only individual components but also allows optimization of subsystems and assemblies. The SLM product from SIMULIA enables collaboration across different groups and companies.

Solution Capabilities

  • A wide range of material models including metal plasticity and soil
  • Nonlinear large displacement dynamic analysis capabilities
  • Inclusion of fluid current and hydrodynamic wave loading
  • Pipe-in-pipe and pipe-soil interaction special elements
  • Coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian analysis capability
  • Industry-leading contact capabilities, including automatic contact detection and general contact
  • State-of-the art capabilities for automating the exploration of design alternatives and identification of optimal performance parameters for components, subsystems and complete assemblies
  • Simulation Lifecycle Management solutions to accelerate collaborative decision making
  • Fatigue modeling capabilities using fe-safe