Engineering analysis of free spanning pipelines - FatFree
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A professional software for engineering analysis of free spanning pipelines according to the DNV Recommended Practice, DNV-RP-F105.
FatFree software is used for the design, assessment and reassessment of submarine pipeline spans in compliance with the DNV Recommended Practice DNV-RP-F105. The software enables you to design fatigue lifetime for new free spanning pipelines due to Vortex Induced Vibrations and direct wave loading and re-assess fatigue lifetime of pipelines in operation. It supports the requirements for free spanning pipelines according to recognised design standards such as e.g. DNV-ST-F101, API RP 1111 and ASME B31.8
What can FatFree do for you?
- Help you make a safe engineering analysis of free spans under environmental loads.
- Helps you decide about the need to correct or intervene a span, helping to save costs related to free span correction
- Supports the use of modern limit state Recommended Practice, and the performance of more detailed assessments which may lead to increased fatigue life calculations.
Improved decision making with FatFree
- Calculates fatigue life due to inline and crossflow vortex induced vibrations, direct wave loading, and crossflow wave induced vibration at low KC
- ‘No wave’ mode suitable for current-dominated VIV, e.g. for deep waters or river crossings
- Supports safe engineering analysis for maximum allowable free span
- Improves decision-making on correction or intervention of a span
- Saves costs on unnecessary free span corrections
- Recommended Practice based on modern limit state principles
- Assesses first and higher order modes (multi-mode assessment)
- Assesses interacting free spans
- Uses built-in models for pipe-soil interaction, fatigue (SN) curves and vibration response, or
- Uses detailed user defined response data from e.g. Finite Element Analysis or other sources, for increased accuracy and further reduction in conservatism
- Calculates stresses in two hotspots, e.g. at root and toe girth weld, in one go
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