Case study video: Hydrodynamic optimization of semi-submersibles for better sea keeping performance

The video shows how to improve your semi-submersible for larger air gaps by simulation-driven design. It explains the necessary steps involved in setting up a process chain that allows to automatically optimize the semi-submersible CAD model. In addition the study shows coupling of Sesam CAESES software and Sesam HydroD software, which are used in calculation of shape optimization and sea keeping optimization.

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The study shows the general work flow in Sesam CAESES on the basis of a semi-submersible case study. This process is driven by the sea-keeping results provided by Sesam HydroD, which has been coupled with Sesam CAESES ("Simulation-Driven Design").

Both the presentation in the beginning and the following software demo show the "big five" required steps: Parametric Geometry, Pre-Processing, Software Connection, Post-Processing, Shape Variation & Optimization.