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ANSYS Aqwa

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Summary
Workbench Integration
Aqwa-Librium
Aqwa-Fer
Workbench Usability
Display Starting Position
Propagate Environmental Data to Linked Systems
Copy/Paste Tree Items
Diffraction Analysis Enhancements
Solve for Lower Wave Frequencies
Maximum Number of Frequencies Raised
Calculation of Very High and Very Low Frequencies
High Performance Computing (HPC)
Diffraction
Cable Dynamics
Miscellaneous
Design Point Updating
Idle Timeout
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Workbench Integration
- Aqwa-Librium

It is now possible to carry out a static


equilibrium analysis in Workbench
At present this is achieved by setting the
Computation Type of a Hydrodynamic
Response Analysis to Stability Analysis
The dynamic stability capability of
Aqwa-Librium is not yet available
through Workbench

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Workbench Integration
- Aqwa-Fer

It is now possible to carry out a


Frequency Domain analysis in
Workbench
At present this is achieved by setting the
Computation Type of a Hydrodynamic
Response Analysis to Frequency
Statistical Analysis

The results available are graphs of


RAOs, Response Spectra etc. and
tabular output of significant values

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Workbench Integration
- End-to-End Hydrodynamic Analyses
Workbench project page showing linked Geometry, Diffraction,
Stability, Frequency and Time Response Analyses
Stability, Time & Frequency Response analyses now conducted using
the Hydrodynamic Response Analysis System

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Workbench Usability
- Display Starting Position

Workbench now shows the


system at its equilibrium
starting position before the Initial geometry
analysis is run
Previously it was necessary to
perform the solution before
displaying Step 1
Starting position

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Workbench Usability
- Propagate Environmental Data to Linked Systems

It is common for Equilibrium, Frequency


and Time Domain analyses to use the
same environmental data, which can be
time-consuming to set up
It is now possible to propagate this down
from the Equilibrium analysis, ensuring
that consistent data is used for each linked
analysis

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Workbench Usability
- Copy/Paste Tree Items

It is now possible to Copy/Paste and Duplicate tree items, saving


time in setting up (e.g.) mooring systems which have several similar
cables

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Diffraction Analysis Enhancements
- Solve for Lower Wave Frequencies
The Greens Function database has been extended allowing
Aqwa-Line and Hydrodynamic Diffraction in Workbench to
solve for lower wave frequencies
The lower limit depends on the water depth and has been
reduced by a factor of 50 from:
005.max{1,(g/d)} rad/s to
0001.max{1,(g/d)} rad/s

This will be a benefit in two


main areas:
1. In shallow water where it is
sometimes necessary to use
frequencies below 0.05 rad/s
2. When forward speed causes a
low encounter frequency
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Diffraction Analysis Enhancements
- Maximum Number of Frequencies Raised
The maximum number of wave frequencies in Aqwa-Line has been
doubled from 50 to 100
This has been a fairly frequent request from customers, and fits well with
the increase in speed from parallelization and the reduction in the
minimum frequency allowed
Users can now solve more frequencies over a wider range in less time
than in R15.0

Using 50 frequencies Using 100 frequencies

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Diffraction Analysis Enhancements
- Calculation of Very High and Very Low Frequencies
Aqwa-Line now automatically calculates the lowest possible wave
frequency, in addition to the frequencies specified by the user
This allows a more accurate calculation of the so-called 5th term of the
QTF coefficients
The damping at this low frequency is also used to calculate the impulse
response function for the convolution of radiation forces
Aqwa-Line now automatically calculates a very high wave
frequency, in addition to the frequencies specified by the user
This is used as the infinite frequency added mass in the radiation force
calculation

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High Performance Computing (HPC)
- Diffraction
Parallel processing has been implemented for the diffraction
calculations in Aqwa
Works with all ANSYS HPC & ANSYS HPC Parametric Pack options
Significant speed-up in serial also achieved from further
changes to the diffraction solver code

Test model with 22276


panels (no. of cores and
version varied)

Version & No. R15 R16.0 R16.0 R16.0 R16.0


of Cores Serial Serial 2 cores 4 cores 8 cores

Time (s) 101830 20522 13021 8369 6442

Factor N/A 5.0 7.8 12.2 15.8

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High Performance Computing (HPC)
- Cable Dynamics
Parallel processing has been implemented for the cable
dynamics calculations in Aqwa
Most effective as number of cables elements increases

Test model of a simple


box with four cables (no.
of cores & cable
elements varied)

No. of cable
50 150 250
elements
No. of Cores Time (s) Factor Time (s) Factor Time (s) Factor
1 (Serial) 96.7 1 250.8 1 404.2 1
2 51.7 1.9 128.9 1.9 205.9 2.0
4 27.8 3.5 64.9 3.9 101.0 4.0

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Miscellaneous

Design point updating


A long-standing defect related to design point updating has
been fixed, so users will find it much easier to make practical
use of the design point capability in Workbench

Idle timeout enabled

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