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Our software packages help structural engineers to maximize design efficiency, minimize costs and accelerate success

200 +

CUSTOMERS

using our software to develop wind projects*

30 +

YEARS EXPERIENCE

in offshore wind

50 +

YEARS OF VALIDATION

against theory & operational data**

*view customer stories

**view Bladed and Sesam verification

All the software you need to win

  • The essential functionality to design monopiles and jackets from conceptual studies to detailed analysis
  • Enjoy smooth interfaces with wind turbine manufacturers according to industry workflows, and increase design optimization through performing in-house Integrated Load Analysis (ILA) if desired
  • Up to date with the latest offshore wind design standards and recommended practices ensuring smoother certification

Streamline your analysis process

  • Efficient workflows, encompassing the entire process from modelling to structural analysis, to Ultimate (ULS) and Fatigue (FLS) analyses
  • Optimize your structures for performance and structural weight
  • Flexibility to run our software on either desktop or cloud environments

Invest in a partner, not just software

  • First-class technical support, tutorials included in the software, training and consulting services
  • Faster design iterations with DNV's Bladed turbine concept models, for in-house Integrated Load Analysis with Bladed and Sesam
  • Benefit from a strategic partnership and leverage our continuous innovation for you to win and optimize your offshore wind projects

 

 

Our software packages

We've created three software packages to design fixed offshore wind foundations: 'Standard', 'Advanced' and 'Light' based on what our existing customers use, making it easier to decide what's right for you.

View package brochure (capabilities, modules, prices and licencing)

 

Standard package 

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Suitable for structural engineers performing early and detailed design with the ability to interface to an aero-elastic tool such as DNV's Bladed, SGRE’s BHawC or Vestas’ VTS/Flex5

Package capabilities:

  • Orchestration of your analysis workflow on desktop or cloud
  • Modelling with beams, flat plates and external matrices (e.g. jackets, monopiles, tripods)
  • Modelling of curved shell geometries for transition pieces with automatic conversion of tubular joints to shells and mesh editing
  • Wave load generation on beams
  • Non-linear pile-soil interaction and linearization
  • Static and dynamic structural analysis in frequency and time domain
  • Seismic loads in structural response analysis
  • Preliminary design (Natural frequency analysis, fatigue analysis and ultimate strength checks)
  • Detailed design (interfaces for integrated design and superelement method, FLS, ULS, cloud enabled processes, efficient handling of many (thousands of) design load cases, and more...)
  • Interface with aero-elastic tools including Bladed (and BHawC and VTS/Flex5, and with the ability to use wind turbine interface loads from other external codes such as HawC2 and FAST)
  • Cloud compute and storage starter pack
  • Results visualization and animation including beams and shells
  • Online result sharing and collaboration

See prices and licencing

Offshore Wind - standard package - 2


 

Advanced - Integrated Loads Analysis package

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Combine the power of Sesam and Bladed for Intergrated Loads Analysis (ILA). Recommended for new entrants to offshore wind looking to fast track success or established players looking for efficiency gains.

All the capabilities of the 'Standard' package, with the ADDITION of:

  • Integrated Loads Analysis using the integrated design or superelement method with Bladed and Sesam
  • Combined modelling of wind turbine and support structure (modelled with beams or as superelement)
  • Wave, wind and seismic loads in coupled analysis
  • Turbine control system design and optimization (requires add-on module)
  • Coupled structural analysis
  • Seamless export/import (Import Sesam model to Bladed, run loads simulations and export results back to Sesam for ULS and FLS)
  • Result plotting and animation of motion from wind turbine coupled analysis

See prices and licencing


 

Light package

Suitable for those performing early and detailed design without the need for focus on transition pieces or other uses of curved shell geometries.

All the capabilities of the 'Standard' package, except the following:

  • NO modelling of curved shell geometries for transition pieces, automatic conversion of tubular joints to shells and mesh editing
  • NO visualization of shell results
  • NO results animations for beams or shell

 

Resources

We'll help you hit the ground running and continue to support you to deliver:

  Technical support

Technical support

  Software training

Software training

  Documentation and help

Documentation and help

  Webinar recordings

Webinar recordings


Frequently asked questions:

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Yes, you can trial a reduced version of Sesam to learn how to model a structure, add loads, run structural analysis, perform code checking and re-design. All usage shall be of non-commercial nature. 

Contact us to request a free trial.

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Yes, academic licenses are offered to universities on highly favourable terms. Academic licences are to be used for educational and non-commercial research projects only. 
 
DNV offers department or university licences only (not on an individual student's). Please liaise with your professor and contact us to discuss.
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We've created three software packages based on different capabilities needed to design fixed offshore wind foundations.

Prices for the packages and modules included can be found in the product brochure.

For additional capabilities / modules, please contact us.

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We've created three software packages, you can find a list of their modules and capabilities in the product brochure.

For any additional capabilities / modules, please contact us.

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Please view our package product brochure for pricing and licencing information and then contact us to purchase.

 

 

Still have questions about what Sesam and Bladed can do for your company?

Laurens Alblas

 

Laurens Alblas

Product Manager - Offshore Wind

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