TTI recently held its annual Optimoor Seminar from 16th and 17th November at the Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Kowloon East Hotel
The seminar covered many features of the Optimoor program and discussions and features demonstrated catered for all levels of experience. In addition to group presentations delegates also had the opportunity to visit the Optimoor Assistance Desk where participants could have one-to-one and small group consultations with experienced Optimoor instructors.
President, Tension Technology International, LLC, USA
Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Co-developer of Optimoor
Managing Director, Tension Technology International, Ltd, UK
Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Advanced Optimoor Trainer
Consultant, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK
Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Optimoor Trainer
Associate Consultant, Tension Technology International, Ltd
Topics discussed and demonstrated included;
Ship-to-Ship Module, Alongside Mooring: - Analysis of two ships moored side-by-side, including mooring line loads and fender forces between the ships
Batch Analysis: - Allows variations of input data to be run under a batch execution command.
Dynamic Analysis: - Demonstration of wind gusting, time varying current and waves and how Dynamic analysis can be used to simulate real life events such as vessel break out.
Passing Ship Analysis: - Demonstration of Force and Moment Time History, generated within Optimoor, for use in dynamic analysis.
Wind and Current Coefficients: - How to access. Which coefficients to use. How to create new ones or modify existing ones.
Effects of Waves and Swell: - Differences between waves and swell. Wave period and spectra.
Mooring Line/Tails – Materials & Lengths: - The effects of different materials and tail lengths particularly at exposed locations
Fenders and Fender Characteristics: - Extracting input data for technical documentation
Wind, Current and Wave Direction Sweeps/Roses: - Understanding Optimoor visual outputs
Loadout Moorings: - How to setup and analyze vessel moored in a recessed quay wall
Catenary Anchor Legs and Multi-Buoy Berths: - How to set up and analyze offshore moorings, CALMS and SPMS
Position Mode: - How to determine the combination of forces and moments necessary to hold the vessel in a defined position at the mooring.
Ship to Ship: - Actual field examples of two ships STS free drift, mother vessel under bow anchor and yawing, turret moored FLNG with STS LNGC, weather vaning, pierside FSRU STS LNGC
TTI Managing Director, Steve Banfield presenting to delegates during one session of the seminar.
Planning for this year’s seminar is well underway with New Orleans, being the likely location and with dates of the 24th and 25th October.
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