Structural analysis

For vessel or equipment design and marine operations

Vuyk’s high-quality and practical approach to the analyses of the complex structures in construction vessels and equipment can be applied to design, optimisation or operations.

  • Simplified modelling when possible, complex when required
  • Integrated knowledge of  marine operations, equipment and vessels
  • Practical experience combined with theoretical background
  • Translation of results into practical advice
  • Integration of hydrodynamic and design tools

Complex designs or operations require thorough analyses

Vuyk combines its structural expertise with extensive experience in vessel and equipment design and marine operations engineering, including hydrodynamic analyses studies. Vessel, equipment or operations suitability, and required modifications are considered and can be included.

Example scope include:

  • global hull analyses
  • fatigue analyses 
  • support and seafastening structures analysis
  • analyses for integration of structures on vessels
  • structural studies related to vessel or equipment global or local damage

Tools and settings to suit the purpose

Vuyk uses Krasta, ANSYS and in-house developed spreadsheets for structural analysis. Where required, these tools are combined with 3D diffraction (AQWA) or simulation software (Orcaflex) for load determination.
Vuyk uses the above tools to tackle numerous problems on a daily basis, and has practical experience of their capabilities. Furthermore, Vuyk does not hesitate to stretch these capabilities to the absolute limit.

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