Optimoor Seminar 2019
Houston, Texas, USA
October 21st and 22nd, 2019
At the JW Marriott Houston Downtown
The seminar is intended for Optimoor users of all levels of experience.
Many features of the program will be discussed and demonstrated. Example mooring case studies will be presented. Opportunities will be provided for open discussions, feedback and suggestions.
Attendance is limited to a maximum of 40 so that adequate attention can be given to questions.
Topics to be discussed and demonstrated include (tentatively):
New & Upcoming Features Include:
Scripting service provided by TTI for searching and extracting data from large runs comprising many thousands of pages
Automated OCIMF Reporting
New feature allows user to run the standard OCIMF MEG 4 criteria instantly and report results in standard OCIMF table.
Dynamic Batch Analysis
Allows variations of input data to be run under a batch execution command. This now includes dynamic simulations. Also, new scripting feature that allows for searching report files.
Enhanced Dynamic Passing Ship Analysis
Additional parameters: including effects of both moored and passing ship drafts, adjacent quay wall or bank, and confined channel width.
Demonstration of new network licence (no dongle required). Loaning process allows users to move licence between PCs.
Mooring Lines / Rope Stiffness
Discussion on both static and dynamic rope stiffness and how Optimoor models these.
OCIMF MEG 4 Discussion
Presentation on the new OCIMF MEG 4 including typical misinterpretations, new definitions and how this affects data input for Optimoor. Q&A will be held to discuss any queries
3D graphics and waves in the time domain are some of the new up and coming features
Other Topics Include:
Analysis of two ships moored side-by-side, including mooring line loads and fender forces between the ships. Also actual field examples of two ships STS in free drift, mother vessel under bow anchor and yawing, turret moored FLNG with STS LNGC, weather vaning, pierside FSRU STS LNGC. Also, benchmarking relative ship motions to real life STS situations. Example of a good and bad STS layout and effect on line loads.
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
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
How mooring line materials and tail lengths influence mooring loads and vessel motions particularly at exposed locations
Fenders and Fender Characteristics
Input linear and nonlinear data. Extracting input data for technical documentation
Wind, Current and Wave Direction Sweeps/Roses
Understanding Optimoor visual outputs
How to setup and analyse vessel moored in a recessed quay wall or with bow against pier
Catenary Anchor Legs and Multi-Buoy Berths
How to set up catenary anchor legs and mooring lines extending to catenary moored buoys. How to analyse offshore moorings, CALMS and SPMS
How to determine the combination of forces and moments necessary to hold the vessel in a defined position at the mooring.
Presentations and demonstrations of many Optimoor features will be made by:
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
Naval Architect Optimoor Developer, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK
Consultant, Optimoor Developer, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK
Special Guest Speakers (to be announced shortly)
This is not a hands-on, systematic training session. Attendees should preferably have prior experience setting up and running the Optimoor program. Nevertheless, inexperienced attendees will also learn from attending, and will have the opportunity for limited “one-on-one” training. See Optimoor Assistance Desk below
October 21st session - 9 am to 5 pm (registration 8:30 – 9:00 am)
October 22nd session - 8.30 am to 4 pm
Lunch and refreshment breaks are included.
A dinner on the evening of October 21st is included.
In parallel to the Seminar, there will be an Optimoor Assistance Desk where Seminar participants can take time for one-to-one or small group consultations with an Optimoor instructor. The assistance is pre-bookable in 1-hour slots. These sessions could be used by those new to Optimoor or those that need clarification on certain aspects of running Optimoor analysis
Consultant, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK
Registration is limited to 40 people.
Early bird registration fee is US$ 1500 (exc. VAT) to September 21st.
Registration fee increases to US$ 1650 (exc. VAT) after September 21st.
A US$ 100 discount is given for additional registrations when more than one person from the same company registers and pays at the same time.
Please note that prices are excluding UK VAT. Where applicable and if purchasing through the UK or Europe a separate invoice for VAT @ 20% will be raised accordingly unless VAT number is confirmed.
To book your place at the Optimoor Seminar,
The Seminar will be held at the
JW Marriott Houston Downtown,
806 Main Street,
Houston TX 77002
Tel + 713-360-3800
Attendees must make their reservations and payments directly with JW Marriott Houston Downtown
For questions about the Optimoor Seminar, call Ross Morley:
UK: +44 (0) 7540 427224