Tag: FEA

Solving the Geometry Problem: Simulation-Driven Design

Over the years, computer-aided design (CAD) system geometry has evolved…from wireframes to surfaces to solids, and parametric to direct. Simulation, however, remains stuck using the same old beam, shell or simplified-solids paradigm invented more than 50 years ago. As CAD … Read More

Don’t Let the Ocean Knock You Down

Subsurface mooring deployment, recovery, and performance in current and waves For many years moorings have been designed using basic mass-drag-buoyancy calculations, spreadsheets, rules-of-thumb, black magic scripts, and a dose of ‘salty-sea-dog’ experience. With these methods, we can frequently estimate a … Read More