The offshore industry is continuously pushing engineering to its limits. Every subsequent project typically needs to be larger, heavier, faster or deeper than the previous. These are high cost, high stakes and high risk projects.
We provide the control systems for customer critical processes such as pipe lay equipment, dredging, stone dumping and crew transfer systems. Simulations are used to mitigate the risk of projects that push the limits of what is known or possible. These simulations are used to validate the concept, debug the software and allow our customers to train their operators long before anything is tried in reality.
One recurring aspect of these simulations are the interactions between the waves, the vessel and external objects such mooring lines or hoisting loads which can be partially or fully submerged. Motion RAO’s are an accurate and efficient way of simulation vessel motions as a result of waves. However this method is limited when there is extensive interaction with external forces such as the hoisting load or mooring lines when these are being modified in real time by an operator.
- Research literature with regard to interactive real-time hydrodynamic models.
- Is it possible to create a hydrodynamic model that simply takes a 3d model as input and uses its mesh and its motion to calculate (approximate) hydrodynamic forces in real time?
- Validate this model with a professional simulation of vessel motions.