Optimizing the Structural Integrity of the Titan Misalignment Flange
Titan Subsea Innovations used ANSYS Mechanical structural software to run finite element analysis (FEA) simulations on its imported 3D CAD models. The automatic contact detection feature, simplified meshing tools and intuitive graphical user interface enabled an easy setup of the simulation. Post-processing tools, such as stress path linearization and contact pressure mapping, delivered a simple and reliable assessment of how well the flange complied with applicable specifications and design criteria. When engineers modified a CAD model based on results, the simulation setup updated smoothly while maintaining all the parameters of the previous iteration.