Structural Analysis Computer System (SACS) Training

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Structural Analysis Computer System (SACS) training aims to provide intelligence on all new features of SACS. Through this SACS software training, the candidates would get introduced to the structural design of offshore platforms as well as the steel structure. Moreover, this course helps the candidates in paving their way for a better job opportunity in the CAD/CAM industry as the structural design of offshore platform expert.

After completing this training, the candidates would be able to:

  • Understand the Platform Nomenclature
  • Learn how to use the Precede and Structural Wizard
  • Define the Member Code Check Properties
  • Understand how to set up the project, run files etc.
  • Learn about Precede, Data Generator and Editor
  • Learn about Data Extraction and Report Preparation
Target Audience

The course is ideal for the civil or structural engineers, who have to deal with the structural design offshore platform.


The candidates should have working experience in civil or architectural engineering to attend for this course.

1. Introduction to the features of SACS and System Sonfiguration

  • Introduction
  • Fixed Platform Nomenclature
  • Platform Concepts
  • Analysis techniques
  • Codes and Standards
  • SACS Software Modules
  • Module arrangement
  • Global Settings
  • File naming convention
  • Setting up project, run files etc..
  • Precede, Data Generator and Editor

2. Creating the Model

  • Using Precede and Structural Wizard
  • Members
  • Wish bones
  • Main piles
  • Conductor Modeling
  • Inputting Material Properties
  • Plate Groups
  • Local and Global Coordinate Systems

3. Defining the Design Parameters

  • Joint Connection Design
  • Define Beam Offsets
  • Define Member Code Check Properties

4. Loading the Model

  • Dead Load
  • Applied Loads–Joint and Member loads
  • Over rides (Member and Group)
  • Simulation of non-structural elements such as anodes,
  • walkways, stairs etc...Loading the Structure (Using the Weight feature): Surface
  • Loads, Equipment Footprint Loads, Appurtenant Structure Loads, Inertia Loading

5 Environmental Loading

  • Wind Area Definitions
  • Wind Loads
  • Wave and Current Loading
  • Buoyancy Loads
  • Marine growth
  • Hydrodynamic Coefficients
  • Wave Kinematics and Current Blockage Factor
  • Hydrostatic Collapse check

6 Preparing for Analysis

  • Load Combinations
  • Allowable Stress Modification factor
  • Unity Check Partition Table
  • Code Check &other Analysis options
  • Defining Boundary Conditions

7. Creating Joint Can Data File

  • Joint Check Options
  • Joint Can File

8. Analysis Results

  • Codes and Standards
  • Analysis and review of results
  • Interpretation of List files
  • PostVue Files
  • Viewing Results in 3D
  • Member Unity Checks and Unity Check Plots
  • Member Review and Redesign
  • Joint Design Review and Redesign
  • Data Extraction and Report Preparation

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