ANSYS Aqwa

ANSYS Aqwa software addresses the vast majority of analysis requirements associated with hydrodynamic assessment of all types of offshore and marine structures, including:

  • SPARs
  • FPSOs
  • Semi-submersibles
  • Tension leg platforms
  • Ships
  • Renewable energy devices
  • Breakwaters

Two packages are available.

ANSYS Aqwa Diffraction provides an integrated facility for developing primary hydrodynamic parameters required to undertake complex motions and response analysis. Model creation can be performed through a connection with ANSYS DesignModeler software (with the new hydrodynamic diffraction analysis system in ANSYS Workbench) or via other ANSYS structural mechanics tools using a provided ANSYS APDL macro.Hydrodynamic analysis results, such as motions and pressures, can be transferred to ANSYS structural mechanics products, ANSYS ASAS or generically defined FE models for subsequent structural analysis.

ANSYS Aqwa Suite extends ANSYS Aqwa Diffraction to include analysis capabilities for global performance of moored and/or connected systems subject to random sea states. Simulations may be static or dynamic in frequency and/or time domain. More advanced requirements, such as dynamic position systems and energy dissipation, can be accomplished through a user-defined function.