Catenary approach for cable modeling in hydrodynamic applications

    Maurits Van Den Boogaard     Webinar Recording     18.12.2020



Thanks to NUMECA's new collaboration with D-ICE Engineering, cables can be modeled with a higher degree of accuracy in FINE™/Marine. This new module, called Catway, uses a catenary approach for modeling the lines with a quasi-static determination of the tension forces exerted on attached bodies. It also raises the bar of traditional quasi-static modeling by allowing fully three-dimensional set-ups for complex computations involving mooring systems for vessels and floating offshore structures.

The Catway module can be used for a variety of applications, including:

  • Ship towing another ship or a fish, buoy, etc.
  • Mooring lines for ships attached to the ground or to the dock
  • Cranes winch for objects delivery
  • Offshore floating platform





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Maurits graduated from Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) as a Naval Architect, specializing in the CFD modeling of turbulence. After internships at Chalmers University in Gothenburg and the Maritime Research Institute in the Netherlands (MARIN), he joined the Marine team at NUMECA in early 2020.