Analysis and simulation supporting engineering and safety studies.

The use of numerical methods to simulate the behaviour of engineered systems during operations and accidents brings major benefits in understanding, which is essential to decision makers. Complex situations involving statics, dynamics, non-linearity, laminar flows, turbulence, thermal effects, shocks and impacts can be better understood through the use of analysis software in the hands of highly experienced practitioners. MMI supports many packages that are used by experienced analysts, such as:-

  • Stress Analysis: ABAQUS, ANSYS, LS-DYNA
  • Hazard Modelling: FLACS, KFX, CEBAM, VESSFIRE, Openfire, PHAST, Cirrus
  • Flow and Dispersion: ANSYS-CFX, FLUENT, Openfoam
  • Fluid Network Modelling: Flowmaster, PIPENET
  • Structural Analysis: USFOS, CAP, SACS, SAP2000, STAAD, SPACE GASS, SESAM, ASAS
  • Wind Turbine Load Generation: PHAST
  • Risk Management: Bowtie XP, MMIQRA, RiskVu, FaultTree+
  • Riser Design: ORCAFLEX

MMI uses software as a tool to investigate real-world problems – an aid to predicting loads or other parameters, assessing capacity or performance, or optimising designs. But simply running the software is not enough, and many of our Engineers and Scientists have studied the fundamental science incorporated within simulation software, or have been software code developers for major vendors. The ability to understand the first principals of the science and engineering of the system being simulated, and have project or operational experience to identify whether the predictions make sense, forms the cornerstone of MMI’s analysis and simulation service. This fundamental knowledge enables MMI to develop its own open source analysis and simulation software for hazard modelling, flow assurance and structural response, which are used in project support.

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