Reliable Subsea Systems Design
Harsh deep-sea and remote offshore conditions often call for novel materials – ones that achieve the same function as traditional materials but offer superior performance. These advanced materials require knowledge of complex failure modes, product performance over a long lifecycle and integration with available equipment. Any new material must be validated and certified for use in new applications. Engineering simulation makes these challenges straightforward and cost-efficient.
Composites, polymers and other engineered materials are used broadly in subsea projects for insulation, shields, buoyancy and corrosion resistance. Their benefits include outstanding strength, reduced weight, reduced in-service failure, and lower maintenance and service costs.
ANSYS offers simulation solutions that include sophisticated material models, integrated multiphysics capabilities to assess multi-functional performance, advanced fatigue capabilities, coupling to multi-scale material characterization, and a unified simulation platform for component and subsystem design of subsea manifolds, power systems, and boosting and separation equipment.