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Orcina is one of the world’s leading software houses serving the offshore dynamics market. To keep us at the forefront of our business we are staffed by highly qualified mechanical engineers, naval architects, mathematicians and software engineers. Together, we have a wealth of experience in offshore dynamics.

Our flagship products is the world’s leading software package for the design and analysis of a wide range of marine systems, including all types of:

  • Riser systems: SCRs, TTRs, hybrids, flexibles, umbilicals, hoses.
  • Mooring systems: spread, turret, SPM, jetty, etc.
  • Installation planning with capabilities across the full range of scenarios.
  • Towed systems: bundle dynamics, seismic arrays, towed bodies, etc.
  • Defence, marine renewables, seabed stability and many other types of system.

Orcina currently develops and markets the following engineering software:

OrcaFlex Logo OrcaFlex is the world’s leading software package for the design and analysis of offshore marine systems.
OrcaBend Logo OrcaBend is a design tool for efficient optimisation of elastomeric bend stiffeners.

Description

OrcaFlex

OrcaFlex is the world’s leading package for the dynamic analysis of offshore marine systems, renowned for its breadth of technical capability and user friendliness. OrcaFlex also has the unique capability in its class to be used as a library, allowing a host of automation possibilities and ready integration into 3rd party software.

OrcaFlex is in use by over 260 clients, mainly in the offshore engineering business, with others in seismic, defence, ocean engineering, oceanographic research, aquaculture, compliant marine renewables and related fields.

OrcaFlex screenshot

OrcaFlex 10.0 What’s New

OrcaFlex has a very wide range of applications, including:

Risers

  • Tensioned marine risers
  • Steel Catenary Risers (SCRs)
  • Hybrid Riser systems
  • Flexible Risers
  • Umbilicals

Moorings

  • Spread mooring systems
  • Jetty mooring systems
  • Turret (external and internal) moored systems
  • Single Point Moorings
  • Oceanographic mooring systems
  • Aquaculture moorings

Installation Analysis

  • Pipelay analysis
  • Anchor and mooring deployment
  • Riser installation
  • Cable lay dynamics
  • Through-splash zone deployment
  • Deep water installation of subsea hardware
  • Seabed plough deployment and operation
  • Offshore lift dynamics
  • Deflect-to-connect and cross-seabed pull-in
  • J-Tube pull-in
  • Stab and Hinge simulation

Buoy Systems

  • CALM buoys
  • SPAR buoys
  • Mid-water arches
  • Metocean buoys

Hose Systems

  • Under-buoy hoses
  • Offloading hoses
  • Floating hoses

Towed Systems

  • Towed bundle dynamics
  • Seismic arrays
  • Towed bodies

Defence

  • Minesweeping studies
  • Ship-to-ship replenishment
  • Dunking sonar modelling
  • Helicopter landing systems
  • Floating protection booms and nets

Renewable Energy

  • Wave power systems
  • Offshore wind farm installation
  • Wind turbine modelling
  • Power cable take-off
  • Floating wind turbines (with optional FAST coupling)

Miscellaneous

  • Seabed stability analysis
  • ROV footprint analysis
  • Sea fastening design
  • Aquaculture & marine security nets
  • Carousel and reel loading
  • Decommissioning and heavy lift
  • Floatover and mating

OrcaBend

OrcaBend is a package developed specifically for deriving an optimum stiffener profile which protects the cable from infringing its allowable bend radius under a range of design loads. Optimised bend stiffeners are both lighter and shorter, offering major savings in installation equipment and handling costs. The program is in use by the leading manufacturers of bend stiffeners as well as system designers.

OrcaFlex screenshot
OrcaBend displaying deflected shape of a bend stiffener for a 10kN, 40° load case

OrcaBend Applications

OrcaBend is used generically for the design of bend stiffeners coming in to a termination. This includes any application where a comparatively flexible line is brought in to terminate at a much more rigid termination. Examples include:

  • Termination of offshore flexible risers and umbilicals.
  • Termination of streamer arrays.
  • Under buoy connection points.

OrcaBend Features

Modelling Elements

  • Facilities for temperature and saturation effects.
  • Materials Library facilities – linear and non-linear materials.
  • Material properties can be changed at any point along the length of the bend stiffener.
  • Fatigue-based design can be handled by attributing different allowable bend radii to each load case.

Analysis

  • Solves for multiple tension / angle load combinations in a single pass.
  • Automated parametric study on the range of stiffener lengths and stiffnesses.
  • Simple cone, analytic and user defined profiles.
  • Run out to finite wall thickness at the tip.
  • Generates Design Chart from which the optimum length and stiffness can be ascertained.
  • Automatic performance plotting.

Data Input

  • Interactive Graphical User Interface.

Results Output

  • Graphical and spreadsheet format output.
  • Export spreadsheets in Excel format.
  • Graph results of user selected variables for abscissa and ordinate axes.
  • Copy paste in standard Windows manner.