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Predictive Engineering Opens New Office in Munich Germany

Predictive Engineering announces the opening of its new office in Munich, Germany. Situated in central Europe, Munich offers the ability to quickly communicate with continent-based clients within the same time zone. An advantage for Predictive and its sister company Applied CAx is that Munich is also the headquarters for Siemens, a worldwide provider of engineering equipments, systems and PLM Software. If your work brings you to Munich, please lets us know and we can arrange a meeting. 

Mit freundlichen Grüßen
George Laird, PhD, PE
Munich, Germany


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Simulating deep-sea, heavy-lift cables

Autonomous guided undersea cables

A recent project of note involved heavy-lifting undersea cables. As George says, "We really don’t have any specialty as FEA consultants, except how to figure out how to model complex systems."

That was especially true in this complex project involving the dynamic movement of undersea tensioned cables. As the cables pump or tow objects, they whip back and forth due to both sea currents and lift operations. With an estimated cost per cable in the millions of dollars, it was crucial to find a model solution.

Our work demonstrates a numerically elegant manner to simulate the FSI forces acting on large diameter high-modulus polyethylene rope (Spectra) during a deep-sea heavy lift operation.

Advanced LS-DYNA Analysis to Simulate Fluid Drag, Vortex Shedding on Undersea Cables



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