The API 4F specifications for wind loads based on the velocity component approach is integrated into the PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering software.
In the PSE software, vessel dynamic motions are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures.
Wave and current loads are analyzed through linear and nonlinear kinematics in accordance with the API RP 2A specifications.
The Petroleum Structural Engineering® software is a technology used for Offshore Structural Analysis and Design. The PSE is used for the design and rehabilitation of drilling structures for the oil & gas industry, including Offshore Platform Rigs, Land Drilling Rig Substructures, Land Drilling Rig Masts, Derricks, Drilling Masts, Rigs and Substructures. The PSE Software is an integrated structural analysis and design software for Onshore and Offshore structures according to the API 4F latest requirements.
The PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® software accounts for advanced structural analysis, FEA, wind loads, vessel dynamic motions as well as wave and current loads. Other loads such as seismic, snow and ice loads for far northern extreme weather are also considered for the design of masts, derricks, platforms and substructures.
The PSE is a robust and reliable structural software based on more than 33 years of Research and Development. The program, designed with the latest technological innovations in its field, is equipped with a sophisticated and user friendly graphical interface.
ABS American Bureau of Shipping has approved the PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® Software for the analysis and design of offshore derricks and structures.
This engineering software solution is used worldwide by several notable international companies in production work for building innovative offshore and onshore structures.
The Petroleum Structural Engineering software is a technology built on a powerful user-friendly interface offering comprehensive analysis options and intuitive modeling features for offshore and onshore projects.
The advanced structural analysis of the PSE software allows the engineer to achieve specialized analyses crucial to offshore and onshore projects related to the oil and gas industry.
SIESMIC AND DYNAMIC ANALYSIS
Automated simplified method of the building codes (NBCC and IBC)
Seismic response spectrum, seismic time-history and dynamic time-history analysis
Customized response spectrums and accelerograms
Fully customizable analysis parameters
Maximal response using CQC and SRSS methods
Automated or user defined damping
Graphical display of response spectrums and accelerograms
User defined incidence angle of seismic loads and vertical components
Customized analysis and output time steps
Time refined results can be provided for selected parts of the models
Automated or custom determination of the signs of deformations provided by the maximum response methods
Additional masses can be added to the model by way of static loads
Seismic loads (spectrum or accelerogram) and dynamic loads (sinusoidal, general load functions and random load functions)
Multiple seismic and dynamic loads can be combined together in a single analysis
Base shear calibration according to the selected building code
Possibility to define several seismic loads and account for eccentricities between the center of stiffness and the center of mass
Graphical display of the center of stiffness and the center of mass and seismic forces at floors
Account for accidental eccentricities
Account for the I, F and R coefficients of the NBCC and IBC code in spectral and time-history analysis
Direct Analysis Method (DAM) available for AISC 360-16 and AISC 360-10 standards. The options for the Stability Design Method are Direct Analysis Method (DAM) and Effective Length Method (kL).
TORSION AND WARPING
The PSE software considers restrained warping for the torsion of thin-wall open sections. Notice that this phenomenon is not included in most commonly used frame analysis programs. Almost all frame programs in practice use St-Venant torsion theory ignoring the effects of restrained warping.
The catenary cable element is a highly non-linear element used to model the catenary behavior of a cable suspended between two points under the effect of its self-weight. This formulation accounts for the non-linearity due to large displacements.
A cable has no bending, shear, compression or torsion stiffness. Due to this fact, the fixities at the ends are ignored; the cable is always treated as member acting in tension only.
In the interface of the PSE, the user can create a catenary cable by associating a cable type section to a member.
Local coordinate systems
Linear or circular lines of constructions for model creations
Automated commands for model creation such as move, rotate, extrude, copy, attach, subdivide and others
Models can be edited either graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Element can be created in batch or one by one
Elements of the models can be selected either graphically or according to a set of criterions
Persistent groups of selected objects can be created and edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Definition of physical members
Selection and edition of physical members
Definition of loading surfaces
Multiple edition grids with user defined spacing, angles and labels
Powerful edition and automatic generation tools
Members can be subdivided in any number of equal segments or at specific positions
Similar connected members can be merged together
Elements of the structure can be renumbered according to several criterions
Element attributes can be set graphically or by means of spreadsheets (sections, analysis parameters, rotation angles, etc.)
Element attributes can be edited in batch or element by element
Loads can be edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
Contour lines for finite element plates with customized bounds
Wizard based geometry generation
A large number of pre-defined frames
Circular and parabolic arches
Cylinders and cones composed of beams and/or plates
Physical elements concept to group different elements
Surfaces can be used for load transfer and self-weight calculation
Surfaces can be used to simulate diaphragm effects
The program manages to scale the size of the various pictures including toolbar buttons in order to make the user interface easy to use on every monitor, even on very high resolution monitors.
3D solid display of all section shapes
Ultra-fast 3D visualization in wire frame or solid modes
Customized display of all graphical objects
Partial model visualization
Results can be displayed on screen for the whole or a part of the structure
Results can be displayed for each element separately by means of graphics and numerical results spreadsheets
Results can be displayed for a set of elements by means of numerical results spreadsheets
Graphical display of seismic and dynamic analysis results
Model size limited only to the physical capacity of the computer
Objects transparency for various components such as current selection, solid members, plates, surfaces, spatial objects, panels.
The level of transparency may be customized for each type of object from the Display Options command.
Functionalities of the PSE program allow to generate automatically detail elements in an automatically generated mesh perimeter.
These functionalities are specifically related to the refinement area, the opening, the linear constraint and the punctual constraint. All detail elements added to the PSE model will be automatically connected to the finite element mesh.
The mesh perimeter will also connect any elements already in the model to the mesh perimeter automatically if they are in the plane of the mesh contour.
IFC (INDUSTRY FOUNDATION CLASSES)
The integration of IFC in the PSE program enables importation of models from a large number of architectural and structural software.
IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open and neutral data format allowing the definition of related classes to all construction objects. It is dedicated to the building sector and aims to software interoperability (all editors, all applications).
IFC is the most widely used protocol for information exchange and sharing between different platforms of BIM (Building Information Modeling).
The advanced structural analysis of the PSE software allows the user to achieve specialized analyses crucial to any projects related to the construction industry.
We develop our suite of structural software in a collaborative spirit with our customers to create innovative structural technologies tailored to their needs.
Metric, imperial and mixed units systems are allowed and can be modified at any time.Reports are printed according to any unit system.
The software is a technology built on a powerful user-friendly interface offering comprehensive analysis options and intuitive modeling features.
Our technical team consist of experienced structural engineers providing relevant and effective support.
The PSE software is currently available in both English and French and can be translated to any other languages. This includes all documentation, tutorials and user guides.
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