FEATURES.

PSE FEATURES

OFFSHORE AND ONSHORE STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS AND DESIGN ACCORDING TO THE API 4F 5th edition
  • Wind loads : The API 4F specifications for wind loads based on the velocity component approach is integrated into the PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering software.
  • Vessel dynamic motions : In the PSE software, vessel dynamic motions are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures.
  • Wave and current loads : Wave and current loads are analyzed through linear and nonlinear kinematics in accordance with the API RP 2A specifications.

PSE PETROLEUM STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING® SOFTWARE

Offshore Structural Analysis Software

The Petroleum Structural Engineering® software is a technology used for Offshore Structural Analysis and Design​. The PSE is used for the design and rehabilitation of drilling structures for the oil & gas industry, including Offshore Platform Rigs, Land Drilling Rig Substructures, Land Drilling Rig Masts, Derricks, Drilling Masts, Rigs and Substructures. The PSE Software is an integrated structural analysis and design software for Onshore and Offshore structures according to the API 4F latest requirements.

The PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® software accounts for advanced structural analysis, FEA, 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.

The PSE is a robust and reliable structural software based on more than 34 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.

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

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

TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTED FEATURE

AUTOMATED WIND WALL CALCULATION

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AUTOMATED WIND WALL CALCULATION

COMPLIANCE WITH THE API 4F

5th edition

The PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® software is based on the API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures.

In the PSE 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.

The PSE software systematically incorporates the latest requirements and recommendations for suitable steel structures for drilling and well servicing operations for the Oil&Gas industry.

The PSE software is an innovative solution aiming to increase productivity of international companies helping them to achieve the most complex structural engineering projects. Our engineering team is devoted to making the PSE Software a technology that continues to push boundaries year after year providing an additional competitive advantage in the industry.

COMPLIANCE WITH THE API 4F 5th EDItion

The PSE Petroleum Structural Engineering® software is based on the API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures. In the PSE 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. The PSE software systematically incorporates the latest requirements and recommendations for suitable steel structures for drilling and well servicing operations for the Oil&Gas industry.

The PSE software is an innovative solution aiming to increase productivity of international companies helping them to achieve the most complex structural engineering projects. Our engineering team is devoted to making the PSE Software a technology that continues to push boundaries year after year providing an additional competitive advantage in the industry.

PETROLEUM STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING® SOFTWARE

5th edition

The PSE software accounts for advanced structural analysis, FEA, 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.

The PSE is a robust and reliable structural software based on more than 34 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.

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

PSE SOFTWARE

INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY

Enhance productivity with an integrated technology.

API 4F 5th edition

Profit from a technology in compliance with the API 4F.

ADVANCED FEATURES

Ensure better productivity to achieve complex structural projects.

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Take advantage of support provided by structural engineers.

MODELING FEATURES

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

EXTENSIVE PROFILE TYPES AND LIBRARIES

Standard sections (CISC, AISC and European)
Custom section libraries
Non-standard sections (over 30 shapes available)
Truss and pre-tensioned cable sections
User defined section properties
Composite sections are available

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

GEOMETRIC CALCULATOR

Wizard based geometry generation
Large number of pre-defined frames
Over 30 pre-defined trusses
Circular and parabolic arches
Cylinders and cones composed of beams and/or plates
DISPLAY FEATURES
The program manages to scale the size of the various pictures including toolbar buttons in order to make the user interface easy to use on every monitor, even on very high resolution monitors.
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.

unit systems

Metric, imperial and mixed units systems are allowed and can be modified at any time. Reports are printed according to any unit system.​

Graphical display of seismic and dynamic analysis results
Model size limited only to the physical capacity of the computer.

Objects transparency for various components such as current selection, solid members, plates, surfaces, spatial objects, panels.

The level of transparency may be customized for each type of object from the Display Options command.

Functionalities of the PSE program allow to generate automatically detail elements in an automatically generated mesh perimeter.

These functionalities are specifically  related to the refinement area, the opening, the linear constraint and the punctual constraint.
All detail elements added to the PSE model will be automatically connected to the finite element mesh.

The mesh perimeter will also connect any elements already in the model to the mesh perimeter automatically if they are in the plane of the mesh contour.

Comprehensive Reports Provided
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.
FILE IMPORT AND DATA EXCHANGE

IFC (INDUSTRY FOUNDATION CLASSES)

The integration of IFC in the PSE program enables importation of models from a large number of architectural and structural software.

IFC (Industry Foundation Classes) is an open and neutral data format allowing the definition of related classes to all construction objects. It is dedicated to the building sector and aims to software interoperability (all editors, all applications).

IFC is the most widely used protocol for information exchange and sharing between different platforms of BIM (Building Information Modeling).

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 software.
The KISS (Keep It Simple Steel) interface exports beams, columns and braces to KISS compatible estimation softwares.
IFC-Architecture interface for importing models from Revit or other IFC compliant programs.
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.

KEY features

The PSE is a structural engineering software solution for the analysis, design and rehabilitation of drilling structures including drilling masts, derricks and substructures.

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

Wind loads, based on the velocity component approach, are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (5th edition).

Vessel dynamic motions are defined according to API 4F Specification for Drilling and Well Servicing Structures (5th edition).

Other environmental forces such as wave and current loads are also considered for the analysis and design of offshore drilling structures.

The PSE software allows to verify, design and optimize steel members of drilling structures according to various international design codes.

EXTRA features

Advanced Analysis

The advanced structural analysis of the PSE software allows the user to achieve specialized analyses crucial to any projects related to the construction industry.

Community builder

We develop our suite of structural software in a collaborative spirit with our customers to create innovative structural technologies tailored to their needs.

Unit Systems

Metric, imperial and mixed units systems are allowed and can be modified at any time. Reports are printed according to any unit system.

Easy to use interface

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

Outstanding support

Our technical team consist of experienced structural engineers providing relevant and effective support.

Multilingual & translatable

The PSE software is currently available in both English and French and can be translated to any other languages. This includes all documentation, tutorials and user guides.

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