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ANSYS Aqwa R15.

0
New Features and Enhancements

Norman Robertson
Lead Product Manager
norman.robertson@ansys.com
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ANSYS Aqwa R15.0

• Workbench Integration
– Extended Meshing Exposure
• Solver Enhancements
– Aqwa Line
• Drag Linearization with Multiple Structures
– Aqwa Naut
• Multi-directional Spectra
• Second Order Correction of Linear Irregular Waves
• Performance
– 64 bit & Increased Model / Solution Size

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Workbench Integration
- Extended Meshing Exposure
• To allow easier meshing of complex shapes, Aqwa users of the
Hydrodynamic Diffraction system in Workbench now have wider range of
meshing options available
– New tree item gives access to many new capabilities

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Solver Enhancements: Aqwa Line
- Drag Linearization with Multiple Structures
• Drag linearization in Aqwa-Line extended to handle multiple
structures
• Linearization of drag improves the ability of Aqwa to simulate
structures with many tubes, where non-linear drag is often much
greater than diffraction and radiation forces
– Truss spars (example below) or pipe-lay ships with stingers

Courtesy of Technip Offshore Finland

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Solver Enhancements: Aqwa Naut
- Multi-directional Spectra

• Multiple simultaneous spectra can now be included in the non-linear


time-domain module Aqwa-Naut, allowing much more realism in
modelling of real wave conditions
– Multiple spectra defined in Groups

• Importantly, this capability is now


available in all the relevant modules in
Aqwa

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Solver Enhancements: Aqwa Naut
- Second Order Correction of Linear Irregular Waves

• A new perturbation approach for the nonlinear correction of incident


wave properties has been introduced. It improves the accuracy of
the wave property estimation, especially for the fluid pressure near
the instantaneous wave surface
• Aqwa-Naut irregular wave analysis employs this new method,
unless a WHLS option is added for an analysis of linear irregular
waves with Wheeler stretching

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Performance
- 64 bit & Increased Model / Solution Size

• Initial stage of improving Aqwa performance


• 64 bit implementation
• Model size limits more than doubled, to:
Characteristic Limit
Nodes 46000
Elements 40000
Diffracting Elements 30000

• Result is significant model and solution size increase when


appreciate fully populated matrices

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