Explore design alternatives for safe, cost effective offshore wind farm structures with OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation. Save time with comprehensive, automated tools to determine environmental and mechanical loading response. Reduce risks with integrated analysis for predicting fatigue and extreme loads for substructures and non-linear foundations. Reduce runtime for the large number of time history simulations required for fatigue and strength analyses through distribution across multiple processor cores.
Improve the design process for offshore wind turbines with both fully coupled and uncoupled analyses. You can:
• Optimize the interaction between foundations and wind turbines through interface with third-party software, GH Bladed and FAST aeroelastic, to account for full coupling between wave, wind, and the wind-induced mechanical loading for a multi-modal response analysis
• Reduce risk with accurate analysis of the effects of random waves and wind through equivalent static load generation
• Improve analysis efficiency using time steps selected automatically by the software or by user-specified time increments
• Efficiently design marine turbine structures for tidal energy with the GH Tidal Bladed and OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation uncoupled process
OpenWindPower product Overview
Analyze Offshore Structures
Automate Offshore Structural Workflows
OpenWindPower Fixed Foundation Capabilities
Analyze offshore structures
Predict behavior of a platform or topside structure with comprehensive analyses, including full non-linear, dynamic, and impact effects. Use integrated modules to model pile-soil interaction and apply wind, wave, seismic, ship impact, dropped object, and blast loads.
Automate offshore structural workflows
Manage multiple analyses with customizable templates working from a common structural model. Automatically pass data from one analysis step to another, incorporating industry-standard methodologies. Simplify management of large, complex models for design exploration with automated workflows.
Ensure compliance to offshore design codes
Ensure structural compliance using built-in checking. Filter results for critical conditions. Optimize design and configuration for compliance to numerous current and past international codes, including API, AISC, EC, ISO, DNV, and Norsok. Deliver compliance documentation.