Foundations Concept and Tender Design
At the conceptual level and for tender design, we use DNV's SESAM Genie, as well as our own in-house tool FATHOM for designing Monopiles, Jacket Structures and Gravity Base Foundations.
Finite Element Analysis
When problems exceed the capabilities of hand calculations, or a higher level of accuracy is required, we use the ANSYS suite of analysis tools.
For detailed numerical analysis, post processing of turbine loads data and reviewing accelerometer or strain gauge data we are big fans of Matlab.
Computer Aided Design
For 3D modeling of components and assemblies as well as engineering drawing production we maintain licenses of Solidworks, Inventor and AutoCAD. We like to think there isn’t much we can’t design with these tools, but if you prefer a different flavour of CAD, our designers are only to happy to switch their hand CATIA, Pro/E or even Google Sketchup.
There are many tools available to assist with Project Management. Our package of choice is MS Project as its great for maintaining a good overview of a project.