This vessel is an inspection, maintenance and repair vessel. The client has delivered a deck lay-out and occurring forces which had to be applied by Saltwater Engineering. The calculations focuses on the structural integrity of the deck structure and the foundations under the measuring template and winch.
Methods of analysis
The strength and mechanical stability of the items mentioned in the scope will be analyzes by using RFEM. RFEM is a 3D beam and plate element calculation software. This software allows the modeling of a beam model using actual sections that have been considered in the design. Furthermore, the software allows the user to model plated elements constructions, or a combination of the latter. This delivers accurate results, since the interaction between various beams attached plating is taken into consideration. Hand calculations will be completed in either Excel or MathCad.