• Optimoor Seminar 2017 New Orleans

    • Optimoor Seminar 2017

      New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

      October 23 and 24

      At the Marriot Renaissance Arts Hotel

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      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):

      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 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.

      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
      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

      Loadout Moorings
      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 and how to analyse 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.


      TTI Presenters

      Presentations and demonstrations of many Optimoor features will be made by:

      John Flory 
      President, Tension Technology International, LLC, USA 
      Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Co-developer of Optimoor

      Stephen Banfield 
      Managing Director, Tension Technology International, Ltd, UK 
      Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Advanced Optimoor Trainer

      Chris Berryman 
      Consultant, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK 
      Mooring Expert, Rope Expert and Optimoor Trainer

      Guest Speakers

      John Gaythwaite 
      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

      Scott Fenical 
      Maritime/Coastal Engineer, Vice President, Mott MacDonald, San Francisco. 
      Topic:  Hydrodynamic analysis calculation of passing ship force and moment time history for use in Optimoor.


      Additional Information on Seminar

      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 23rd session - 9 am to 5 pm (registration 8:30 – 9:00 am) 
      October 24th session - 8.30 am to 4 pm

      Lunch and refreshment breaks are included.

      A dinner on the evening of October 23 is included.

      Optimoor Assistance Desk

      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


      Ross Morley 
      Consultant, Tension Technology International, Ltd., UK 
      Mooring analysis


      Registration is limited to 40 people.

      Early bird registration fee is USD $1500 to September 22nd

      Registration fee increases to USD $1650 after September 22nd.

      A USD $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 a separate invoice for VAT @ 20% will be raised accordingly.

      To book your place at the Optimoor Seminar,

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      Hotel Location and Reservations

      The Seminar will be held at the

      Marriott Renaissance Arts Hotel,
      700 Tchoupitoulas Street,
      New Orleans
      LA, 70130-3612

      Tel + 678-695-9121
      Fax + 404-529-4519

      A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the special rate of $179 per night for Oct 23 and 24. This is exclusive of applicable taxes (currently 14% plus $1.00 per room, per night, city occupancy fee), as well as a New Orleans Convention & Visitors’ Bureau assessment of 1.75% of each room rate, per room per night in effect at the time of check-out.

      The block of rooms is limited and will only be held until September 25th 2017.
      Attendees must make their reservations and payments directly with the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel.

      To make hotel reservations, please follow in the booking link.

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      Further Information

      For questions about the Optimoor Seminar, call Ross Morley:

      UK: +44 (0) 7540 427224
      Email: morley@tensiontech.com


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