I'm fairly new to SACS and would like to perform a structural analysis of a free-floating jacket (for which I have a SACS model). I am interested in a single design wave scenario. From a hydrodynamic analysis I already know the (maximum) response motions, velocities and accelerations of the jacket to this design wave.
My primary question at this point is whether it is possible to perform such an analyses in SACS and, if so, with which analysis types this can be achieved. Ideally, I'd like to make use of the accelerations that were obtained from the hydrodynamic analysis.
Thanks in advance!
If you already have the motion data, you can perform a tow analysis to convert the motion data into inertial loading on the topsides structure. You can enter your motions as motion data, RAO's or accelerations.
You may refer to the Tow manual for more information on this analysis. I would specifically recommend reviewing Sample Problem 1 in the Tow manual. Although it isn't quite what you are trying to do, it is very similar and should serve as a good starting point for your analysis.