Optimoor Seminar 2018
At the Montcalm Royal London House Hotel, City of London
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):
- Network Licence.
- Winch position can now be moved graphically, like fairlead position, with option to keep lead constant.
- Allow separate friction limits for berth and Ship2Ship fenders.
- Allow separate surge/sway limits for Guest and Host using Target Vsl Envelope.
- Option for user to give each bollard any name up to 6 characters.
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, and also benchmarking relative ship motions to other industry accepted software.
Allows variations of input data to be run under a batch execution command.
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
How mooring line materials and tail lengths influence mooring loads and vessel motions particularly at exposed locations
Fenders and Fender Characteristics
Input of linear and nonlinear data allowing extraction of 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
Special Guest Speakers
President, Maritime Engineering Consultants, Inc.
Author of; “Design of Marine Facilities: Engineering for Port and Harbour Structures”, 3rd ed. 2016.
Editor: “Mooring of Ships to Piers and Wharves”, ASCE Engineering Practice Manual, 2014.
Topic: Overview of marine environment, wave, wind and current description parameters as input to Optimoor
Naval Architect, Tension Technology International.
Topic: Double body motion analysis, a comparison of single and double body dynamics.
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
September 18th session - 9 am to 5 pm (registration 8:30 – 9:00 am)
September 19th session - 8.30 am to 4 pm
Lunch and refreshment breaks are included.
A dinner on the evening of September 18th 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 £Stg 940 (exc. VAT) to August 18th.
Registration fee increases to £Stg 990 (exc. VAT) after August 18th.
A £Stg 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
The Montcalm Royal London House,
22-25 Finsbury Square,
Tel + 44 (0) 203 873 4022
Fax + 44 (0) 207 628 4511
A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special rate for September 17th and 18th. The block of rooms is limited and will only be held until 45 days from the Seminar date.
Attendees must make their reservations and payments directly with The Montcalm Royal London House.
Room Type : City Deluxe Double
- £210 Room Only - Single or Double occupancy
- £215 Bed & Breakfast - Single occupancy
- £230 Bed & Breakfast - Double occupancy
Rates above exclude 20% VAT
How to book:
- Each guest is required to guarantee the booking with own credit/debit card.
- Bookings must be made directly via reservations by calling +44 (0) 207 479 2233 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and by quoting GROUP CODE: TENS180918
- Bedrooms & Special rates will be available until 45 days prior to arrival date
- After 45 days all non-reserved bedrooms will be released, and group rate will no longer be available.
For questions about the Optimoor Seminar, call Ross Morley:
UK: +44 (0) 7540 427224