HØVIK, Norway – When designing and modifying offshore structures, taking wind loads into account has been a complicated task. The new release of DNV GL’s Sesam GeniE software includes technology for wind analysis for more accurate results in less time.
The wind loads on large equipment and living quarters must be taken into account when performing strength assessment for the structure. The new Sesam GeniE 6.7 software can analyze these loads, automatically calculating new loads, including suction, when wind strength and direction is re-specified.
“This allows engineers to determine the combined forces in effect on beams and walls, and is especially useful when structures are modified and equipment is moved,” says Are Føllesdal Tjønn, managing director at DNV GL – Software.
The new release of Sesam GeniE includes other new features, particularly for analysis of jackets, including expanded code check features. Users can now define code checking details on the structure, and not only on a capacity member. Another addition is the ability to import models from SACS, something that gives users flexibility when choosing their preferred software for modification and requalification, and lets them use the advanced graphic and modeling capabilities of Sesam GeniE.
The new release also includes improvements in tension/compression analysis – with the possibility to calculate wave loads under water. It also includes code checking of grouted and double-skinned joints, leading to possible cost savings with less steel used in the design of tubular joints.