Identify failure mechanisms from a range of dynamic events

SACS Collapse is collapse analysis software that allows you to determine the structural operating limits of your offshore structures. You can identify failure mechanisms ranging from pushover and ship impact to dropped object, and blast analysis. The application’s easy-to-use, non-linear finite element analysis capabilities help you reduce the risk of structural failure caused by extreme loads from environmental conditions or accidental events. Conduct full plastic analysis for initial, recertification, and safety case design and expedite workflows using the standard SACS analysis input data. You can easily visualize the outcome of full plastic analysis, including effects from impulse and time-based loading by graphically displaying collapse results. Graphically show failure progression, gradual plastification, and collapse mechanisms. SACS Collapse is fully integrated with SACS Offshore Structure, so no new modeling is required, while data integrity is assured.

Save time and reduce errors because by modeling both the structure and foundation in one environment. Coupling it with the SACS Dynamic Response module improves the accuracy of structure performance predictions.

Accelerate accurate predictions

SACS Collapse provides the ability to automate predictions with a high degree of certainty, whether analyzing non-linear structural behavior or large deflection elasto-plastic response for platforms or piles.

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Automate offshore structural workflows

Customizable templates within a common structural model make it easier to manage multiple analyses. Automatically pass data from one analysis step to another using industry-standard methodologies. These automated workflows simplify managing large and complex models, which encourages the team to explore more collapse scenarios.

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“SACS software and its tailor-made enhancements is a very useful tool for structural integrity engineers where a quick workable solution is required in the shortest possible time.”

Technical Capabilities

Modeling

  • Precede Graphical Modeler
  • Datagen Intelligent Editor
  • Gap Elements
  • Superelements

Loads

  • Seastate Wave, Wind, Current
  • Buoyancy, Mud flow
  • Gravity, Inertial
  • Skid, Moving

Analysis

  • SACS IV Solver
  • Large Deflection (LDF)
  • PSI Pile/Structure Analysis
  • Liquefaction
  • Wind Turbine Analysis
  • Dynpac Modal Analysis
  • Collapse
  • Collapse Advanced

Design

  • Combine Solution Files
  • Post Offshore Code Design
  • Concrete Design
  • Postvue Graphical Redesign
  • Joint Can
  • Interactive Fatigue
  • Dynamic Fatigue
  • Wave Fatigue

Collapse*

  • Nonlinear collapse analysis
  • Linear and nonlinear material behavior
  • Nonlinear springs
  • Sequential load stacking capability
  • Activate and deactivate elements
  • Joint flexibility options
  • Impact analysis with automatic unloading, built-in DNV ship indentation curves and energy absorption functionality
  • Load cases may contain loading and/or specified displacements
  • Includes geometric nonlinearities
  • Plastic members and finite elements
  • Includes piles with nonlinear soils and plasticity
  • Soil liquefaction effects
  • Plastic DKT plates

*These capabilities are unique to SACS Collapse module.

Modeling

Modeling

  • Precede Graphical Modeler
  • Datagen Intelligent Editor
  • Gap Elements
  • Superelements
Loads

Loads

  • Seastate Wave, Wind, Current
  • Buoyancy, Mud flow
  • Gravity, Inertial
  • Skid, Moving
Analysis

Analysis

  • SACS IV Solver
  • Large Deflection (LDF)
  • PSI Pile/Structure Analysis
  • Liquefaction
  • Wind Turbine Analysis
  • Dynpac Modal Analysis
  • Collapse
  • Collapse Advanced
Design

Design

  • Combine Solution Files
  • Post Offshore Code Design
  • Concrete Design
  • Postvue Graphical Redesign
  • Joint Can
  • Interactive Fatigue
  • Dynamic Fatigue
  • Wave Fatigue
Collapse

Collapse*

  • Nonlinear collapse analysis
  • Linear and nonlinear material behavior
  • Nonlinear springs
  • Sequential load stacking capability
  • Activate and deactivate elements
  • Joint flexibility options
  • Impact analysis with automatic unloading, built-in DNV ship indentation curves and energy absorption functionality
  • Load cases may contain loading and/or specified displacements
  • Includes geometric nonlinearities
  • Plastic members and finite elements
  • Includes piles with nonlinear soils and plasticity
  • Soil liquefaction effects
  • Plastic DKT plates

*These capabilities are unique to SACS Collapse module.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SACS Collapse? What is SACS Collapse used for?

SACS Collapse is collapse analysis software that allows you to determine the structural operating limits of your offshore structures.

What are the Bentley SACS modules?

The following Bentley SACS modules can be combined with Offshore Structure Ultimate for comprehensive offshore capabilities: Pile Structure Design, Collapse, Collapse Advanced, Fatigue Advanced Dynamic Response, Fatigue Advanced Wave Response, Fatigue Ultimate, Wind.

Where can I find SACS Collapse tutorials?

While many SACS Collapse software tutorials can be found on Bentley Communities, here are some FREE SACS webinars available at Virtuosity, a Bentley company.

Where can I get SACS Collapse online training or SACS Collapse courses?

If you want to receive tailored training or attend a SACS Collapse course, Virtuosity offers extra training and mentoring services. You can choose from tailor-made training, on-demand learning, consulting services, mentoring and more.

What is the price of SACS Collapse? How much does SACS Collapse cost?

A practitioner license of SACS Collapse costs $9,680 USD at Virtuosity.com. Prices vary per region. While there are various types of licensing available, a common choice is the 12-month practitioner license offered through Virtuosity, Bentley’s eCommerce store. When you purchase through Virtuosity you get a Virtuoso Subscription which means you get both the software AND the training, expert services, and custom mentoring you need to get started quickly.

System Requirements

Processor

CPU: Pentium 4 or higher

Operating System

Windows 7, 8/8.1, 10

Memory

RAM: Minimum 512 MB SACS performance is dependent on model size and resources available

Hard Disk

Minimum 800 MB partition for SACS installation

Display

Graphics card supporting Open GL 128 MB RAM or greater video card with 1280×1024 or higher video resolution

Network

A network connection is required. 100 Base-T or greater Local Area Ethernet NetworkTCP/IP network protocol is supported

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