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