Float-over Analysis

A full hydrostatic and dynamic float-over analysis tool has been developed including code check. The tool will determine the ballast conditions for the various stages of the float-over and will perform time domain analysis for the design environmental conditions. The model includes the Leg Mating Units, the Deck Mating Units, mooring lines and fenders.

The output of the model is a ready for issue report describing the used input, the models used and the results and conclusions of the analysis. The model runs on the Online Marine Engineerig server and uses the state of the art marine simulation software MOSES from Bentley.

Float-over Model Specification:

  • Definition of LMU and DMU properties
  • 3D Hydrodynamic analysis of float-over spread 1st and 2nd order motions
  • Check for tidal current conditions
  • Database of steel wire, chains and synthetic lines
  • Results presented as capacity rosettes as function of environmental heading
  • Compliant with API, DNV Posmoor, GL-Noble Denton, IMO guideline
  • Approved and used for various offshore projects


Web Based Interface