Finite elements

Discussion in 'Software' started by nemo, May 29, 2003.

  1. burakreis
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    burakreis Junior Member

    dionysis and EmilSB, thanks for your comments...

  2. ClarkT
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    I use Algor also, and I find the multiple layer method of applying a pressure distribution a pain the the A$$! I've been on them for years about this, but it seems there are not enough boat/ship/platform designers using Algor for global analysis to make it worth their while.

    ANSYS is miles ahead in this respect. You can apply an individual pressure load to individual elements. I have a program that I used some time ago to bring an ANSYS mesh into WAMIT (MIT diffraction theory software), then take the wave pressures from WAMIT and apply them to my ANSYS file. Using this software, we were able to cycle the waves through our hull and do a very good global fatigue analysis.

    I can't imagine doing this with Algor and all those layers. I'd have as many layers as I do wetted elements.
  3. kosmich
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    kosmich New Member


    Hi! I'm Constantine from Greece and i am a candidate PhD in Aristotle univercity of Thessaloniki in floating breakwaters. I try to link ANSYS and WAMIT without any other programme and it doesnt work. Is there any other programme to link ANSYS and WAMIT? When i say link i meen to bring an ansys mesh into wamit and then take the wave pressures from wamit and apply them to the ansys model. I'm looking forward hearing from you!

  4. jamac
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    jamac Junior Member

    FEA Software

    Hi there,

    We use Strand7 in our office. Very good for ship structures as it allows you to import nurbs surfaces, then loft beams to that surface transversely and longitudinally and very quickly you can build your basic hullform and stiffeneing from the original nurbs surface.

    We are extremely pleased with it and you can find more at


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