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SACS System

Training 2011
Transportation Analysis

1. Transportation analysis using TOW program


Preparation
1) Under Training Project, create Tow subdirectory
2) Under Tow subdirectory, create Tow Inertia directory
3) Copy SACINP.DAT model file from Static directory to Tow Inertia directory and
rename it to SACINP.DECK.
General Information
A complete tow analysis includes the following parts:
1) The static analysis for dead load only
2) The tow analysis for transportation inertia loads
3) Combine the results from the above two analyses to generate a combined common
solution file
4) Post processing, including member code checks and joint can checks.
Modifying model for tow inertia load generation
Delete the structure below elevation (+ 4.0 m), delete conductor joints 705F, 706F, 707F, and
708F at elevation (+ 15.3 m).
Delete surface weight group LIVE, remove it from weight combination WTCMB line.
Add joints at elevation (+ 5.5 m) on each leg, name them 601S, 602S, 603S, and 604S; Add
joints 0.5 m below the bottom of deck leg joints, name them 601, 602, 603, and 604, and set
the joint fixities as 111111.
Add support can members below deck legs connecting joints 301-301L, 602-602L, 603603L, and 604-604L, set the member group name as GAP, and define the GAP group as OD
= 106.68 cm, and wall thickness = 3.81 cm, release all three member moments at the bottom
end, and define the member type as Compression.
Around each support can joint 601, 602, 603, and 604 add 4 tie-down support joints, name
them D101 to D104 for joints around joint 601, D201 to D204 for joints around joint 602,
D301 to D304 for joints around joint 603, and D401 to D404 for joints around joint 604.
Add tie-down members from joints S101~S104 to 601S, S201~S204 to 602S, S301~S304 to
603S, and S401~S404 to 604S, set the member group name as SEA, and define SEA as OD =
30.48 cm, and the wall thickness = 1.905 cm, define member type as No Load.
Create a seastate input file SEAINP.DEAD for dead load only
Create a seastate input file SEAINP.DEAD only contain the dead load, see the following.
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---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LDOPT
NF+Z1.0280007.849000
FILE B
LOAD
LOADCNP000
INCWGT MASS
DEAD
DEAD
-Z
END

0.00

0.00GLOBMN

M BML

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Create a gap analysis run file and execute analysis


Create a runfile and run the analysis, and browse for the results. The generated common
solution file will be used to combine with the one generated from the analysis.

Create tow input file TOWINP.TRAN


Tow options need to be set to MN units and center of motion,
Coordinate X = -75.0 m, Y = 3.5 m and Z = 4.5 m
Weight combination group MASS is selected by using INCWGT line for inertia load
generation.
Tow input file includes motions of 12.5 degree roll @ 10 seconds period, 10 degree pitch @
15 seconds period, and the heave acceleration of 0.2 G.
There are totally 8 load cases will be created using MOTION line. The gravity is only
included in the lateral forces only.
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+R+H:
-R+H:
+R-H:
-R-H:
+P+H:
-P+H:
+P-H:
-P-H:

+
+
+
+
-

Roll + Heave
Roll + Heave
Roll - Heave
Roll - Heave
Pitch + Heave
Pitch + Heave
Pitch - Heave
Pitch Heave

The tow input file generated shall looks like following:


---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TRANSPORTATION ANALYSIS SAMPLE
TOWOPT MN
OR
-75.00
INCWGT MASS
MOTION+R+H 12.5 10.0
MOTION-R+H-12.5 10.0
MOTION+R-H 12.5 10.0
MOTION-R-H-12.5 10.0
MOTION+P+H
10.0 15.0
MOTION-P+H
-10.0 15.0
MOTION+P-H
10.0 15.0
MOTION-P-H
-10.0 15.0
END

3.50

4.5XYZ
0.2
0.2
-0.2
-0.2
0.2
0.2
-0.2
-0.2

L
L
L
L
L
L
L
L

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Create a gap input file GAPINP.DAT to override the tie-down members to standard members.
Define members with group ID of SEA as standard members for the above 8 load cases.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------GAPOPT
LCGAP +R+H
LCGAP -R+H
LCGAP +R-H
LCGAP -R-H
LCGAP +P+H
LCGAP -P+H
LCGAP +P-H
LCGAP -P-H
END

0
INC ST
INC ST
INC ST
INC ST
INC ST
INC ST
INC ST
INC ST

MN 600 0.00001
GRP SEA
GRP SEA
GRP SEA
GRP SEA
GRP SEA
GRP SEA
GRP SEA
GRP SEA

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Create tow analysis run file and execute the tow analysis
Create run file, run the analysis and browse for results.

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Tow inertia loading summary report:


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------* * * D Y N A M I C L O A D I N G S U M M A T I O N * * *
(MOMENTS ABOUT SACS ORIGIN)
(NOTE: ASTERISK BY LOAD CASE ID INDICATES STRUCTURAL WEIGHT EXCLUDED)

LOAD
CASE

* JACKET POSITION *
ROLL PITCH
YAW
X
Y
Z
------ (DEG) ------

** ANGULAR ACCEL **
ROLL PITCH
YAW
X
Y
Z
--- (DEG/SEC**2) ---

*** TRANS ACCEL ***


SURGE SWAY
HEAVE
X
Y
Z
------- (G) -------

**** FORCE SUMMATION ****


SURGE
SWAY
HEAVE
X
Y
Z
-------- (KN ) --------

***** MOMENT SUMMATION *****


ROLL
PITCH
YAW
X
Y
Z
-------- (KN-M ) ---------

+R+H
0.0
0.0
0.0
-4.9
0.0
0.0
0.000 0.216 0.176
0.0 -1621.4
-939.1
36261.7
1419.9
-3347.5
-R+H
0.0
0.0
0.0
4.9
0.0
0.0
0.000 -0.216 0.176
0.0
1621.4
-648.6 -35988.2
1692.0
3347.5
+R-H
0.0
0.0
0.0
-4.9
0.0
0.0
0.000 0.216 -0.224
0.0 -1621.4
862.1
35951.4
-2110.4
-3347.5
-R-H
0.0
0.0
0.0
4.9
0.0
0.0
0.000 -0.216 -0.224
0.0
1621.4
1152.5 -36298.5
-1838.3
3347.5
+P+H
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-1.8
0.0
-0.174 0.000 0.185
1011.9
0.0 -1914.3
180.2
25843.9
190.8
-P+H
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.8
0.0
0.174 0.000 0.185 -1011.9
0.0
250.0
106.5 -22581.8
-190.8
+P-H
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
-1.8
0.0
-0.174 0.000 -0.215
1011.9
0.0
-113.2
-130.1
22313.6
190.8
-P-H
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
1.8
0.0
0.174 0.000 -0.215 -1011.9
0.0
2051.1
-203.8 -26112.1
-190.8
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Forces and moments summary report:


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FORCES AND MOMENTS SUMMARY
*** MOMENTS SUMMED ABOUT ORIGIN ***

LOAD
CASE

********************* KN ********************
FORCE(X)
FORCE(Y)
FORCE(Z)

******************** KN-M *******************


MOMENT(X)
MOMENT(Y)
MOMENT(Z)

+R+H
0.000
1621.366
939.039
-36261.621
-1419.866
3347.540
-R+H
0.000
-1621.361
648.607
35988.078
-1691.958
-3347.490
+R-H
0.000
1621.366
-862.076
-35951.406
2110.349
3347.537
-R-H
0.000
-1621.361
-1152.538
36298.305
1838.341
-3347.487
+P+H
-1011.871
0.000
1914.315
-180.156
-25843.916
-190.781
-P+H
1011.874
0.000
-249.986
-106.516
22581.809
190.777
+P-H
-1011.871
0.000
113.169
130.090
-22313.598
-190.783
-P-H
1011.875
0.000
-2051.117
203.740
26112.053
190.776
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Combine the results from dead load analysis and tow analysis
Create a combine input file CMBINP.DAT, set the common solution file from the dead load
analysis as a primary file and the common solution file from the tow analysis as the
secondary file, and combine the load cases linearly.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------COMBINE DEAD
CMBOPT
LCOND C001
COMP PP000
COMP S+R+H
LCOND C002
COMP PP000
COMP S-R+H
LCOND C003
COMP PP000
COMP S+R-H
LCOND C004
COMP PP000
COMP S-R-H
LCOND C005
COMP PP000
COMP S+P+H
LCOND C006
COMP PP000
COMP S-P+H
LCOND C007
COMP PP000
COMP S+P-H
LCOND C008
COMP PP000
COMP S-P-H
END

LOAD WITH INERTIA LOADS


LIN

LIN

LIN

LIN

LIN

LIN

LIN

LIN

1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0
1.0

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Create a run file and run the analysis.

Post Processing

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Use combined common solution file CMBCSF.TOE to perform the member code check,
joint can check, and generate the postvue database.

2. Transportation analysis using Seastate program


Preparation
1) Under Tow subdirectory, create Seastate Inertia directory
2) Copy the following files from Tow Inertia directory to Seastate Inertia directory:
DECK.DAT, SEAINP.DEAD, CMBINP.DAT, GAPDEAD.RUNX, and
CMBTOW.RUNX.
General Information
The procedure of the transportation analysis using Seastate program is almost the same as the
analysis using Tow program. The only difference is to use Seastate program to generate the
tow inertia loads.
Create a Seastete input file SEAINP.TRAN
Define center ID ROLL using CENTER line and set the coordinates as X = -75.0 m, Y =
3.5 m and Z = 4.5 m.
12.5 degree roll @ 10 seconds period, 10 degree pitch @ 15 seconds period and heave
acceleration of 0.2 G will be used in MOTION line to generate accelerations. The option of
gravity loads included in lateral force only is selected.

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Add 8 load conditions using MOTION line and select the option of Include gravity in
lateral forces only. Weight groups ANOD, LPAD and WKWY will be selected in inertia
load generation..
+R+H:
-R+H:
+R-H:
-R-H:
+P+H:
-P+H:
+P-H:
-P-H:

+
+
+
+
-

Roll + Heave
Roll + Heave
Roll - Heave
Roll - Heave
Pitch + Heave
Pitch + Heave
Pitch - Heave
Pitch Heave

The added seastate lines shall looks like following:


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------LDOPT
NF+Z1.0280007.849000
FILE B
CENTER ROLL -75.0
3.5
4.5
LOAD
LOADCN+R+H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
12.5
10.0
LOADCN-R+H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
-12.5
10.0
LOADCN+R-H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
12.5
10.0
LOADCN-R-H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
-12.5
10.0
LOADCN+P+H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
10.0
LOADCN-P+H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
-10.0
LOADCN+P-H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
10.0
LOADCN-P-H
INCWGT MASS
MOTION
-10.0
END

0.00

0.00GLOBMN

0.2L

ROLL

0.2L

ROLL

-0.2L

ROLL

-0.2L

ROLL

15.0

0.2L

ROLL

15.0

0.2L

ROLL

15.0

-0.2L

ROLL

15.0

-0.2L

ROLL

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Create Seastate run file and run analysis


Create Seastate run file and run analysis, browse for results and compare that to generate by
Tow program.

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Inertia loading summary report:


----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------FORCES AND MOMENTS SUMMARY
*** MOMENTS SUMMED ABOUT ORIGIN ***

LOAD
CASE

********************* KN ********************
FORCE(X)
FORCE(Y)
FORCE(Z)

******************** KN-M *******************


MOMENT(X)
MOMENT(Y)
MOMENT(Z)

+R+H
0.000
1621.360
939.055
-36260.094
-1421.256
3350.844
-R+H
0.000
-1621.352
648.602
35986.402
-1693.509
-3350.796
+R-H
0.013
1621.353
-862.222
-35950.398
2112.134
3350.677
-R-H
-0.008
-1621.358
-1152.567
36296.734
1840.384
-3350.787
+P+H
-1011.865
0.000
1914.308
-180.050
-25832.625
-190.783
-P+H
1011.871
0.000
-250.009
-106.628
22567.527
190.778
+P-H
-1011.868
-0.005
113.231
130.326
-22298.715
-190.757
-P-H
1011.882
-0.006
-2051.208
203.119
26101.771
190.789
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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