PSE : PETROLEUM STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING®
INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN SOFTWARE
FOR OFFSHORE AND ONSHORE STRUCTURES ACCORDING TO THE API 4F (4th EDITION)

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INTEGRATED STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, DESIGN AND EVALUATION OF OFFSHORE/ONSHORE STRUCTURES ACCORDING TO THE API 4F (4th EDITION).

The Petroleum Structural Engineering® software is used for the design and rehabilitation of drilling structures for the oil & gas offshore and onshore industry, including derricks, drilling masts, rigs and substructures. This software accounts for advanced structural analysis, wind loads, vessel dynamic motions as well as wave and current loads. Other loads such as seismic, snow and ice loads for far northern extreme weather are also considered for the design of masts, derricks, platforms and substructures.

This engineering software solution is used worldwide by several notable international companies in production work for building innovative offshore and onshore structures.

The PSE is a robust and reliable structural software based on more than 30 years of Research and Development. The program, designed with the latest technological innovations in its field, is equipped with a sophisticated and user friendly graphical interface.

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COMPLIANCE WITH THE API 4F

The PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® software is based on the API 4F (4th edition) specification for drilling and well servicing structures.

In the Petroleum Structural Engineering® software, wind loads, based on the velocity component approach, and vessel dynamic motions are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (4th edition).

ABS American Bureau of Shipping has approved the PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® Software for the analysis and design of offshore derricks and structures.

INTUITIVE MODELING FEATURES

EASY AND PRODUCTIVE MODEL GENERATION

• Local coordinate systems
• Linear or circular lines of constructions for model creations
• Automated commands for model creation such as move, rotate, extrude, copy, attach, subdivide and others
• Models can be edited either graphically or by means of spreadsheets
• Element can be created in batch or one by one
• Elements of the models can be selected either graphically or according to a set of criterions
• Persistent groups of selected objects can be created and edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
• Definition of physical members
• Selection and edition of physical members
• Definition of loading surfaces
• Multiple edition grids with user defined spacing, angles and labels
• Powerful edition and automatic generation tools
• Members can be subdivided in any number of equal segments or at specific positions
• Similar connected members can be merged together
• Elements of the structure can be renumbered according to several criterions
• Element attributes can be set graphically or by means of spreadsheets (sections, analysis parameters, rotation angles, etc.)
• Element attributes can be edited in batch or element by element
• Loads can be edited graphically or by means of spreadsheets
• Contour lines for finite element plates with customized bounds
• Wizard based geometry generation
• A large number of pre-defined frames
• Circular and parabolic arches
• Cylinders and cones composed of beams and/or plates
• Physical elements concept to group different elements
• Surfaces can be used for load transfer and self-weight calculation
• Surfaces can be used to simulate diaphragm effects

ADVANCED 3D STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS

The Petroleum Structural Engineering® software is a technology built on a powerful user-friendly interface offering comprehensive analysis options and intuitive modeling features.

The advanced structural analysis of the PSE software allows the engineer to achieve specialized analyses crucial to offshore and onshore projects related to the oil and gas industry.

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WIND LOADS

Wind loads, based on the velocity component approach, are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (4th edition).

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VESSEL DYNAMIC MOTIONS

Vessel dynamic motions are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (4th edition).

The inertial forces due to the vessel dynamic motion as well as radial, tangential and translational forces due to the acceleration of masses attached to the drilling structures have a significant influence on design and reliability.

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WAVE AND CURRENT LOADS

Wave and current loads generated forces applied to submerged structural members in platforms and floating hulls are analyzed through linear and nonlinear kinematics in accordance with the API RP 2A specifications.

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DISPLAY FEATURES

• 3D solid display of all section shapes
• Ultra-fast 3D visualization in wire frame or solid modes
• Customized display of all graphical objects
• Partial model visualization
• Results can be displayed on screen for the whole or a part of the structure
• Results can be displayed for each element separately by means of graphics and numerical results spreadsheets
• Results can be displayed for a set of elements by means of numerical results spreadsheets
• Graphical display of seismic and dynamic analysis results
• Model size limited only to the physical capacity of the computer

FILES IMPORT

The PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® software can directly import models from the StruCAD*3D (ZenScad) program and the SACS (Bentley Systems incorporated) program.

DATA EXCHANGE

• AutoCAD interface to import and export models by way of a DXF file
• The SDNF (Steel Detailing Neutral File) interface exports beams, columns and braces to SDNF compatible detailing softwares
• The KISS (Keep It Simple Steel) interface exports beams, columns and braces to KISS compatible estimation softwares
• If required, members subdivision and account for physical elements will be carried out automatically
• The solid view of the structure may also be exported when exporting to AutoCAD

COMPREHENSIVE REPORTS PROVIDED

• Detailed report and executive report (critical value) as selected by the user.

• Results can be visualized either graphically or numerically.

• Input data and results may be printed for the whole structure or partial structures using a graphical selection or a range of elements.

• Customized list of input data and results to be printed.

• Reports are available in several formats including SAFI reports, Microsoft Excel worksheets, Microsoft Access databases and ASCII text files.

• All graphics can be printed or copied to the clipboard for use in external programs.

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