Author Archives: stefan

The pros and cons of floating wind turbines

I am a strong supporter of renewable energy. And mostly I prefer offshore wind power. Professor Tore Undeland, from NTNU, in 2014 was saying that, Wind power could cover Norway’s energy needs 20 times. I believe that many other countries have similar … Continue reading

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Connecting Solid, Plate and Beam elements

To test FEMAP’s capability to connect element types I have made the following geometry: The pad-eye and a part of the adjacent geometry are modeled with solids. The connection between the two is made with surface to surface contact. The … Continue reading

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Using FEMAP MultiSet to simulate sliding load

Clicking the rendering to the left will reveal an animation representing a grouping of static analysis results for a sliding load. It is done with FEMAP’s MultiSet capability and studies the full range of motion. When the load is shifting on the structure sometimes … Continue reading

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Buckling check using FEMAP

Working barges sometimes have columns under main deck to make local reinforcement. I have used a theoretical model to study such a case using FEMAP. The deck is subject to uniform pressure. To the right of this post is displayed the … Continue reading

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