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Ready to Learn How to Take the ‘Stress’ out of Stress Analysis?

There is a common misconception that dynamic analysis is too complex and requires too much effort to do on a regular basis, or indeed at all. But that isn’t the case. It no longer needs to be outsourced to a specialist at expense or skipped over or done lightly. It is something you and your team can do successfully with the right solutions.

Dynamic analysis isn’t as scary as it is often perceived and should be carried out, not avoided or tackled with a quasi-static approach. Problems and failures can arise from missed or incorrect dynamic analysis, resulting in real-world failures that waste time and resources and compromise safety. During the upcoming BOSfluids and CAESAR II Dynamic Stress Analysis Webinar Series, we will be diving deeply into two case studies to demonstrate the benefits.

• Surge and Dynamic Stress Analysis in the Renewable Industry
This case study demonstrates the strength of combining BOSfluids with CAESAR II for surge and dynamic stress analysis. The case study looks into a project for a cooling water system of a North Sea offshore converter platform. The converter platform is the central platform of an offshore wind farm.

• Surge and Dynamic Stress Analysis for a Deluge Firewater System
This case study looks at how a deluge firewater system was redesigned after testing during surge upset conditions revealed the original system suffered from leakage. Discover how BOSfluids was able to test the redesigned system for various scenarios, and by performing pipe stress analysis with CAESAR II, the redesign was further refined for the customer.

The case studies show that by leveraging CAESAR II along with BOSfluids, the real-life outcomes and failures could have been predicted and therefore avoided, saving resources and avoiding downtime. By carrying out dynamic stress analysis, you can accurately predict issues and redesign and action to prevent them.

As an engineer, how would using BOSfluids and CAESAR II really make a difference to you and your projects?

It’s all about efficiency. Creating a fluid flow model is significantly improved as the majority of the information can come from CAESAR II. Then only extra flow information – such as valve settings, pump curves or other boundary conditions – needs to be inputted into BOSfluids. BOSfluids achieves this easily because the flow model is a 3D model and not a simple 2D schematic.

BOSfluids can also generate the CAESAR II Dynamic Input, which removes a lot of the complexity around the dynamic analysis. All the flow-induced forces that BOSfluids computes are also exported to CAESAR II, including applying the forces at the correct location and the correct direction vector.

And because this is handled by CAESAR II, no matter how large or complex the model, it takes just a few minutes. With a manual process, often only the largest magnitude forces are input into CAESAR II to streamline the input. With BOSfluids the amount of time and effort required to export all forces or just the maximum forces is the same, saving time and ensuring accuracy.

Ready to learn more? See firsthand how easy surge analysis can be, discover the bi-directional interface between the solutions and how quick it is to exchange 3D models from BOSfluids to CAESAR II and more.

Learn more about the upcoming BOSfluids and CAESAR II Dynamic Stress Analysis Webinar Series sessions and register. I look forward to seeing you on May 12!

About the Author

Chris Bradshaw has over 15 years of experience in training, implementation, and ensuring his customers are getting the most of their CADWorx & Analysis Solutions. He joined Hexagon in 2004 as a Solutions Application Engineer before progressing into the role of a Senior Business Development Specialist, utilizing his experience in technical support, customization, and training to guide customers in their digital transformation journeys. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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