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Space- and Offshore Oil & Gas activities has many common challenges. To be mentioned are launching and remote operations of vehicles and equipments under extreme conditions on both ground and seabed. MSC Software played a Key Role in Curiosity Descent and Landing on Mars.

 «A team of engineers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) performed a series of critical computer simulations of the sky crane maneuver sequences using MSC Software´s  Adams technology.»

If we can land a rover on Mars we can certainly help you in launching and operate your products safely on the seabed.

Please join SimEvolution AS and MSC Software teams to learn more about the technology representing state of the art numerical simulation tools used by thousands of engineers in the major technology driven companies in the world.

User Meeting Details

Date: Nov 22nd, 2012
Time: 10:00 - 16:00 h
Language: English
Location: Vekstsenteret Skullerud, Olaf Helsets vei 6, 0619 Oslo

Free event

Lunch included

Oil & Gas Technology Day
November 22nd, 2012 in Oslo

09:30 - 10:00 Registration
10:00 - 10:10 Weclome & Introduction
10:10 - 10:30 Multidiscipline Numerical Simulations, State of the Art
10:30 - 12:00 Benefits of doing Multi Body System (MBS) simulations   
- Understand system performance
- Understand the loads in your system
- Simulate early in the design process to test new concepts
- Optimization and design studies
- Load generation for stress and fatigue analysis
- Visualize the functionality of your product before you have it in CAD
- MBS Application Examples with Adams
- Production Adapter Base
- Centralizer Mechanism
- Modeling of Cables, Pipes, Gears and Bearings
- Simulation of combined MBS+Hydraulics+Controls Models
- Modeling and Simulation of Wind Turbines
12:00 - 12:30 Working lunch and discussions
12:30 - 13:00  Customer Case: "Local analysis of a gas flowline subjected to upheaval buckling"
Frank Klaebo, Research Manager – Risers and Umbilicals,
Department of Structural Engineering,
MARINTEK - Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute
13:00 - 13:30 Customer Case: "Nonlinear simulations of Lifting Anchor"
Jan Kåre Bredal, Engineering Manager, Oceaneering and
Magnus Andreasson, MSC Software
13:30 - 14:30 Advanced Nonlinear Simulations
- State of the art solver technology
- Application examples
14:30 - 15:00 Finite-element integrated fatigue simulation
15:00 - 15:30 Optimization
-Multi-model optimization
-Robust design
15:30 - 16:00 Summary & Discussion

Technology Day Agenda

Advanced Nonlinear FEA & Multi-physics

Marc and Mentat combine to deliver a complete solution (pre-processing, solution, and post-processing) for implicit nonlinear FEA. Marc provides the easiest to use and most robust capabilities for contact, large strain, and multi-physics analysis available today to solve static and quasi-static nonlinear problems. The software use advanced technology to consistently obtain converged solutions for highly nonlinear problems involving nonlinear materials, large strain and displacement, and contact. Marc also incorporates serious multi-physics capabilities, enabling engineers to simulate situations involving coupling between structures, thermal, fluid, acoustics, electrical, and magnetics.

Multibody Dynamic Simulations  - MBS

Adams is the most widely used multi-body dynamics and motion analysis software in the world.
Adams software enables engineers to easily create and test virtual prototypes of mechanical systems in a fraction of the time and cost required for physical build and test. Unlike most CAD embedded tools, Adams incorporates real physics by simultaneously solving equations for kinematics, statics, quasi-statics, and dynamics. Utilizing multi-body dynamics solution technology, Adams also runs nonlinear dynamics in a tiny fraction of the time required by FEA solutions. Loads and forces computed by Adams simulations improve the accuracy of FEA by providing better assessment of how they vary throughout a full range of motion and operating environments.

Typical systems that can be simulated using Adams include:
• Active heave compensation system
• Flexible and rigid risers
• Riser tension systems
• Drilling, bottom hole assembly
• Draw works systems
• Deployment of pipes
• Centralizer systems
• Pipe surveillance devices
• Cranes
• Mooring systems
• Blowout prevention systems

Read more:
Article -  Norsk oljeteknologi til Mars