Computational analysis

By computational analysis we mean primarily computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA). Both of these techniques resolve the physics relevant to the application of interest by using a high-end simulation approach.

Computational analysis can save you time and money by allowing your design to be rigorously tested and optimised within a virtual environment. This approach will complement or may even replace more traditional methods using physical prototypes.

There are many applications encountered within the energy industries where computational analysis is indeed the only feasible approach to demonstrate that a design is safe and fit-for-purpose. For example, the recently revised NORSOK Z-013 (October 2010) relating to risk and emergency preparedness assessment requires the use of CFD for the assessment of the accumulation of flammable gas in the event of a release.

Accumulation of gas following a rupture within an offshore module