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  • Automation of FEA analysis and code checking

  • FEA automation within:

    SDC Verifier is add-on for Simcenter / NX

    www.sdcverifier.com2

  • FEA automation within:

    FEA Engineering process

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    Initial modelingReporting

    15%

    30%

    55%Type 1 Type 2

    Type 3 Type 4

    Type 5

  • FEA automation within:

    Code based Engineering process

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    Global modeling in code check

    program

    Details in general FEA

    Reporting

    15%

    30%

    55%Type 1 Type 2

    Type 3 Type 4

    Type 5

  • FEA automation within:

    SDC Verifier FEA process

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  • FEA automation within:

    Traditional workflow (Not with SDC Verifier):

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    Global beam model

    Beam detail results

    Export to FEA

    Calculate detail

    Update beam detail

    Code Based FEA Programs

    General purpose

    FEA program

    1 element

  • FEA automation within:

    With SDC Verifier: Detailed modeling in 1 global model

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    NB Selection tool enables switching

    between detailed or beam representation

    Simcenter model with SDC Verifier

    More beam elements can be used if required

  • FEA automation within:

    Software: What is SDC Verifier?

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    Load Combination Recognition Checks Reports

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Load combinations: example from Standard

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    s3 Load Groups

    18 Load Sets

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Recognize XYZ structure

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    Frames

    DecksLongitudinals

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Panel Finder. Recognition of plates

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    Mesh independent!

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Recognition of panels and stiffeners

    Mesh independent!

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Recognition of joints

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    Joints are used to determine buckling lengths and for Joint Checks

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Recognition of beam members

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    Length Y

    Length Z

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Recognitions of welds

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    Crossing welds

    Recognized based on

    mesh connectivity

    Convert stresses into weld

    direction:

    Sx parallel to the weld

    Sy - perpendicular

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Recognize chord, braces and gaps. Brace Classifications

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    Recognize Brace, Chord and Gap

    Brace classification (load dependent)

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Implemented standards

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    Beam Buckling Fatigue

    Plate Buckling

    AISC 360-10

    API RP 2A

    Eurocode3 Eurocode3

    EN13001

    ISO 19902

    Norsok N004

    ABS 2004 &

    2014

    DNV 1995 &

    2010

    FEM 1.001 DIN 15018

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Checks are open

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    Formulas can be preview/modified in editor (and included into report)

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Simple stress check

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    Equivalent StressUtilization Factor

    Pedestal is made of higher grade steel

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Fatigue Checks

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    FAT class parallel to the weld

    Difference weld / no weld

    Fatigue check according to

    Eurocode 3 / EN13001 / FEM 1.001

    FAT class perpendicular to the weld

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Weld strength checks per weld

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Plate Buckling

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    Plate dimensions are recognized

    automatically. Stresses converted into

    plate direction automatically

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Beam member checks

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Joint Check

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    Joint Check according to API RP 2A, ISO 19902 and Norsok N004 standards

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Custom check: Rivet and bolt check example

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Reports in Microsoft Word and Power Point

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    Complete reports Presentations

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Model Description

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    Property Material Boundary conditions

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Full calculation report

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  • FEA automation within:

    Example 30 year old crane

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    FEA models

    Beam full view TrolleyCrane Beam shown as lines

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Trolley positions

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Loads per position

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    Vertical load Side load

  • FEA automation within:

    Load combinations

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    Strength check:

    - Max loaded Working conditions

    - Working conditions with wind

    - (3 wind directions)

    11 positions = 44 load cases

    33 storm calculations (no operation)

    Fatigue check:

    - Average load

    - Empty load

    22 load cases for fatigue

    Total 99 load situation

  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Fatigue groups

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Standard results

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Checks on strength (according to FEM 1.001)

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Fatigue life check

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Fatigue life check

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  • FEA automation within:

    Software

    Reporting

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    Basis of calculation 99 pages

    Result summary with checks on:

    fatigue (welds), strength 44 pages

    Standard result report 200 pages

    (2 pages per load situation), reaction force tables etc.

  • FEA automation within:

    SDC Verifier benefits

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    - Quickly setup a complete reusable calculation procedure

    - All FEA calculations in a single model

    - Getting results according to requirements

    - Reporting tool for direct overview

    Total FEA Engineering reduction time > 40%

  • Thank you

    wouter@sdcverifier.com