ANSYS Inc. (Canonsburg, Pa.) announced the availability of ASAS 14 structural element software, and AQWA 5.6, a hydrodynamic assessment software suite, for the offshore oil and marine industries. ASAS 14 offers a simple method of defining internal tank loading for vessels as well as a unique nonlinear, coupled wave-structure interaction facility that has been enhanced with the addition of effective tension for curved tubular elements. AQWA 5.6 brings new features, such as user-defined, multi-directional wave spectra and improved handling of irregular frequencies and standing waves, plus the ability to handle up to 50 interconnected structures. ansys.gocomp.biz/3
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