ICE-MAS

Ice-structure interactions simulator powered by multiagent system



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Description

An innovative solution for Ice-resistant structures design, based on a multi-agent approach

Take the Arctic engineering further

The presence of ice complicates the design of offshore structures and TechnipFMC, together with its partners Cervval (a specialist software company in Brittany, France) and Bureau Veritas (BV) has developed an ice- modelling simulation program. The simulator is able to predict the flow of ice around both fixed and floating structures and calculate the ice-loadings on these platforms. The program allows arctic substructures concept design to be optimised, by minimizing ice loadings and ice rubble build-up, prior to final design verification in an ice test basin.

Key Software Features

  • Ice-MAS has been developed since 2012 by TechnipFMC, Cervval and BV.
  • It simulates the flow of ice around any kind of fixed or floating platform and calculates the applied ice loads, considering ice failure due to bending, crushing or a combination both, with rubble accumulation above and below the ice sheet.
  • It simulates iceberg interaction and calculate impact load on any kind of fixed or floating platform.
  • Ice-MAS is able to cope with the complexity of interaction between the structure, the ice sheet and the fragments including collision with rubble particles.
  • Ridge can be simulated as part of the ice sheet and interacting with the platform.
  • The multi structure architecture allows to retrieve the ice loadings on individual part of the platform (i.e. each leg of a platform).
  • Ice-MAS allows structures optimization, by minimizing ice loadings & ice rubble build-up, prior to final verification in an ice test basin.

Publications

2017 M. Cahay (TechnipFMC), B. Roberts (TechnipFMC), K. Pike (TechnipFMC), C. Septseault (CERVVAL), P.-A. Béal (CERVVAL), C. Benoit (Bureau Veritas), Z. Mravak (Bureau Veritas), Iceberg Impact Simulation on Offshore Structures, paper 61939, in Proceedings of ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2017
2017 M. Cahay (TechnipFMC), B. Roberts (TechnipFMC), C. Septseault (CERVVAL), P.-A. Béal (CERVVAL), C. Benoit (Bureau Veritas), Z. Mravak (Bureau Veritas), S. Sadouni (TechnipFMC), Ice Load Calculation on Semi-Submersible Platform, paper 61903,in Proceedings of ASME International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2017
2016 P.-A. Béal (CERVVAL), S. Le Yaouanq (CERVVAL), C. Septseault (CERVVAL), M. Cahay (TechnipFMC), B. Roberts (TechnipFMC), Z. Mravak (Bureau Veritas), Simulation of Iceberg Impacts using Ice-MAS: A Design Tool for Simulating Ice-structure Interactions, paper 27475, in Proceedings of Artic Technology Conference 2016.
2015 S. Le Yaouanq (CERVVAL), C. Le Gal (CERVVAL), P. Redou (LabSTICC), J. Tisseau (LabSTICC), Co-Simulation of Redundant and Heterogeneous Modelling Scales for a Phenomenological Approach, APSAC, Applied Physics, Simulation and Computers, Vienna
2015 A. Dudal (Bureau Veritas), C. Septseault (CERVVAL), P.-A. Beal (CERVVAL), S. Le Yaouanq (CERVVAL), B. Roberts (TECHNIP), A New Arctic Platform Design Tool For Simulating Ice - Structure Interaction, Port and Ocean Engineering Under Arctic Conditions
2015 C. Septseault (CERVVAL), P.-A. Béal (CERVVAL), S. Le Yaouanq (CERVVAL), A. Dudal (Bureau Veritas), B. Roberts (TECHNIP), Update on a New Ice Simulation Tool Using a Multi-Model Program, Artic Technology Conference
2014 C. Septseault (CERVVAL), P.-A. Béal (CERVVAL), S. Le Yaouanq (CERVVAL), A. Dudal (Bureau Veritas), B. Roberts (TECHNIP), A New Ice Simulation Tool Using a Multi-Model Program, Artic Technology Conference

Contact

Cervval

140 Avenue Graham Bell
Technopole de Brest
29280 Plouzané
FRANCE

telephone:

+33 (0)2 90 26 21 10

E-Mail:

Bureau Veritas

67/71 Boulevard du Château
92571 Neuilly-sur-Seine,
FRANCE

telephone:

+33 (0)1 55 24 74 78
+33 (0)1 55 24 70 27

E-Mail:

TechnipFMC France

6 - 8 Allée de l'Arche
92973 Paris La Défense Cedex,
FRANCE

telephone:

+33 (0)1 47 78 21 21
+33 (0)1 47 78 65 30

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