This project required a detailed knowledge of design standards for offshore cranes, FEA modeling experience, and an understanding of the vessel mission. First DMS determined the forces from the crane, and then applied them to the vessel.
DMS worked with the Client to apply offshore standards and develop crane load cases for the inland barge. This required close cooperation with the Client to apply reasonable criteria.
DMS also analyzed the welds at critical joints in the crane foundation. We applied the stresses from the FEA to determine the weld size and guarantee that nothing was oversized.
DMS supported this effort with weekly meetings. At one point, the preliminary analysis hinted that the structure may be undersized. DMS immediately notified the Client to prevent any rework in production. We worked with the Client to identify the regions at risk and ensure production could continue on the rest of the vessel. At all stages in the analysis, DMS was ready to ensure engineering supported production.
We have the experience to anticipate challenges from FEA, and included that in our plans. Problems arose, and DMS adapted to fix them. No hassle, just solutions.
Others relyon claims of experience, but DMS proves our results. We routinely validate our models and performs mesh independence studies on every model. This is the science of engineering.
FEA allows us to analyze any array of complex structures. This yields new designs and reduced structure weight. DMS validates every FEA model for accuracy.
When you require maximum performance from your ship, DMS offers composite finite element analysis. The benefits of composites plus FEA.
Fatigue finite element analysis can extend your vessel life and create efficient plans for inspection and prevative maintenance.