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Introduction to
Ansys Aqwa

Course Overview

The course will cover the general use of features within the Aqwa software, through both the Workbench interface and direct use of the solver. A mixture of lectures and workshops will provide instruction on model set-up, diffraction analysis, static and dynamic motions analyses for a series of typical marine and offshore configurations.

Prerequisites

  • No previous knowledge of Ansys Aqwa is required.
  • Some knowledge of naval architecture or offshore engineering is desirable.

Target Audience

Engineers and Designers dealing with structures submitted to hydrodynamics loads.

Teaching Method

Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge.

Learning Path

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Learning Outcome

Following completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Setup an Aqwa workflow inside Ansys Workbench
  • Setup the environment in Aqwa: waves, current,phase, wind definition
  • Understand the hydrodynamics response basics
  • Define articulations and fenders
  • Define multi bodies interaction
  • Understand the load mapping workflow

 Available Dates

Currently, no training dates available

Learning Options

Training materials for this course are available with a Ansys Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

 Agenda

This is a 2 day classroom course covering both lectures and workshops. For virtual training, this course is covered over 5 x 2 hour sessions, lectures only.

Virtual Classroom Session 1

  • Module 01: Introduction
  • Module 02: Aqwa Basics, Hydrodynamics diffraction
  • Workshop 02.1: Ship Hydrodynamics Diffraction

Virtual Classroom Session 2

  • Module 03: Aqwa Basics, Hydrodynamics Response
  • Workshop 03.1: Ship Hydrodynamic Response
  • Module 04: Aqwa Articulations
  • Workshop 04.1: Aqwa articulation - FPSO and Turret

Virtual Classroom Session 3

  • Module 05: Aqwa Fixed structures and multi-body interaction
  • Workshop 05.1: Ship and Pier Hydrodynamic interaction

Virtual Classroom Session 4

  • Module 06: Aqwa slender body modelling and drag linearization
  • Workshop 06.1: Truss spar including drap linearization

Virtual Classroom Session 5

  • Module 07: Aqwa / Mechanical load mapping
  • Workshop 07.1: Load mapping to Ansys Mechanical for a truss spar
  • Module 08: Appendix