ABS to use Abaqus FEA software

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has selected Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to assist in the evaluation of the structural strength of offshore drilling and production units.

Offshore staff

PARIS -- The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has selected Abaqus finite element analysis (FEA) software from SIMULIA to assist in the evaluation of the structural strength of offshore drilling and production units.

"The accuracy of structural analysis in order to engineer the safe operation of offshore units is imperative," says Ken Short, VP strategy and marketing, SIMULIA, Dassault Systèmes. "The selection of Abaqus by ABS validates our approach to the development and quality assurance of mission-critical tools for the certification of these structures dedicated to economical and environmentally safe energy exploration."

ABS selected Abaqus for its nonlinear analysis solution technology, its robust contact formulations and its unique simulation capabilities. Utilizing the soil and concrete material models available in Abaqus, ABS can more easily evaluate the behavior of jackup rig designs operating in harsh, offshore environments.

10/09/2008

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