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.

Power, pumping and boosting components and subsystems

Power, pumping and boosting components and subsystems.

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.

Contours of von Misses Stress

Contours of von Misses Stress – Inline Sled Installation courtesy of T-Rex Engineering.

Thermal and flow analysis

Thermal and flow analysis of multiphase well head systems, courtesy of Petrobras.

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.