OrcaFlex Training

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OrcaFlex Training Course Overview

Join Multisoft Systems' OrcaFlex Training! Discover the leading software for marine and offshore engineering. Delve into realistic simulations of waves, winds, and currents. Perfect for engineers and maritime enthusiasts. Elevate your skills with expert guidance. Enroll now and harness the potential of OrcaFlex!

Welcome to Multisoft Systems' comprehensive OrcaFlex training program, meticulously designed for both budding and seasoned marine professionals. OrcaFlex stands as the world's primary software solution for offshore engineering, and our course offers participants an in-depth understanding of its multitude of features. Trainees will explore the intricacies of simulating dynamic responses and loading in varied marine environments, covering elements like waves, winds, and currents. By engaging with real-world scenarios, attendees will grasp the nuances of marine structure design, line dynamics, and the interplay of marine forces.

Beyond software functionalities, the course imparts best practices and strategies to optimize marine operations and project outcomes. With a blend of theory sessions and hands-on practice modules, our training ensures that participants not only learn OrcaFlex's foundational concepts but also its practical applications. Conclude your learning journey with Multisoft, and be armed with a skillset that's in high demand in the offshore engineering world.

OrcaFlex Course Objective
  • Understand the core principles and significance of OrcaFlex in marine engineering projects.
  • Attain proficiency in executing and interpreting OrcaFlex simulations for varied marine conditions.
  • Learn tools for marine structure response analysis under diverse environmental scenarios.
  • Master the modeling and assessment of mooring lines, risers, and other marine lines in OrcaFlex.
  • Acquire techniques to optimize marine operations using advanced OrcaFlex features.
OrcaFlex Online Training
  • Recorded Videos After Training
  • Digital Learning Material
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • 24x7 After Training Support
Target Audience
  • Marine Engineers
  • Offshore Project Managers
  • Naval Architects
  • Mooring System Designers
  • Riser Engineers
  • Subsea Engineers
  • Pipeline Designers
OrcaFlex Course Prerequisites
  • Basic Understanding of Marine Concepts: Familiarity with fundamental marine engineering principles, including hydrodynamics and marine structures.
  • Foundational Mathematics: Competence in basic mathematical principles, especially in areas like algebra, calculus, and physics, which are frequently applied in marine simulations.
  • General Engineering Knowledge: A grounding in general engineering concepts, including mechanics and materials.
OrcaFlex Course Certification
  • Multisoft Systems provides a globally recognized training certificate after successful completion of OrcaFlex certification course.

OrcaFlex Training Course Content

Module 1: Introduction

  • General introduction / background to OrcaFlex

Module 2: Simple Catenary Riser in Statics 

  • Adding / editing objects
  • Local origins, default data
  • Making connections (not all objects can connect together)
  • line end connection options
  • Short cut keys and moving around the view
  • Shaded vs. wire frame
  • Data files – difference between .dat and .yml
  • Workspaces
  • Simulation files
  • F1 key

Module 3: Line Theory

  • Nodes and segments
  • Segments cannot bend, all bending at nodes
  • How compression in segments is treated
  • Including / excluding torsion

Module 4: Dynamic Calculation

  • Time domain and frequency domain analysis
  • Implicit integration scheme
  • Explicit integration scheme

Module 5: End Connections 

  • End connection stiffness settings: pinned, infinity, finite
  • Explain what end fitting angle is, and why this needs to be set
  • Explain use of azimuth, declination and gamma

Module 6: More on Lines and Line Types 

  • Line Types
  • Homogeneous vs. General categories
  • Geometry and Mass, Structure, etc. pages on line types form
  • Variable data
  • Line types wizard
  • Contents
  • Difference between Uniform, Free Flooding and Slug Flow

Module 7: Static Analysis 

  • OrcaFlex solves individual line statics first then whole system statics
  • Statics Progress window
  • Step 1 and Step 2 line static stages
  • Effect of changing Max Iterations, Tolerance, Min/Max Damping
  • When to change to Mag. Std. Error & Change

Module 8: Shape Contact and Line Statics 

  • Only some objects are permitted to contact each other
  • Brief introduction to contact options (shapes, line clashing, line contact, supports)
  • Elastic solid type shape for contact
  • Linear or non-linear reaction force
  • Friction coefficients can be defined
  • Different shape geometries possible (cylinder, block, plane, curved plate)
  • Other types of shape

Module 9: Winches 

  • Massless, dragless
  • Contrast with line feeding
  • Multiple control points possible (frictionless)
  • Control payout, payout rate or tension
  • Simple and detailed types

Module 10: Attachments 

  • Types (clumps, flex joints and bend stiffeners)
  • Properties data
  • Clump “Align With” option
  • Attachments can only be connected at a node

Module 11: Model Browser 

  • Copy + paste
  • Move Selected Objects
  • Groups
  • Hide / Show and Locate features

Module 12: Seabed Friction

  • Lay Azimuth

Module 13: Environment 

  • Sea page
  • Water density settings
  • Weather directions set relative to global axis system
  • Seabed
  • Can be flat, profiled, 3D
  • Elastic and non-linear soil models for normal direction
  • Current
  • Defined through interpolated or power law profile
  • Multiple data sets can be defined but only one active at a time
  • Wind
  • Constant or time-varying
  • Only applies to certain objects
  • Waves
  • Multiple wave trains act in combination
  • Regular or irregular waves
  • Build-up period
  • Waves Preview

Module 14: Links 

  • Massless, dragless etc
  • Differences between tether and spring/damper type

Module 15: Vessels

  • Represent rigid bodies in diffraction regime
  • Diffraction data must be pre-calculated and then imported into OrcaFlex
  • Calculation page options (Primary / Superimposed Motion, Included Effects)

Module 16: Importing Diffraction Data 

  • Assistance for specific packages given in the OrcaFlex help
  • WAMIT/AQWA files can be imported directly
  • Generic text file data require some mark-up
  • Check RAOs

Module 17: 3D and 6D Buoys Hydrodynamics 

  • Represent rigid objects in drag/inertia regime (using Morison’s equation)
  • Wings allow lift/drag characteristics to be applied as a function of buoy angle
  • 3D buoys
  • 6D lumped buoys
  • 6D spar and towed fish buoys

Module 18: Constraints 

  • Provide a means of controlling individual degrees of freedom
  • Degrees of freedom can be calculated or imposed (time history)
  • Applying stiffness and damping

Module 19: Automation 

  • OrcaFlex spreadsheet and API options
  • Pre-Processing
  • Batch script
  • Text data files
  • File Compare
  • Post-Processing
  • Spreadsheet Instructions Wizard
  • How to process cases
  • Duplicate instructions

Module 20: Model Building

  • Free time for model building


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  • Secure login and authentication measures to protect data
  • Automated scoring and grading to save time
  • Time limits and countdown timers to manage duration.
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  • Globally recognized certificate
  • Course ID & Course Name
  • Certificate with Date of Issuance
  • Name and Digital Signature of the Awardee
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OrcaFlex Training FAQ's

OrcaFlex is the world's leading marine engineering software for modeling, analysis, and simulation of a wide range of marine systems including risers, moorings, and pipelines.

This course is tailored for marine engineers, naval architects, offshore project managers, and other professionals or students keen on mastering marine simulation software.

While it's beneficial to have some knowledge, our course is structured to cater to both beginners and those with intermediate experience in OrcaFlex.

Yes, upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certification from Multisoft Systems, validating their proficiency in OrcaFlex.

Absolutely! The course blends theoretical knowledge with hands-on simulations and projects to ensure participants understand practical applications.

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