Reduce risk of failure for offshore structure foundations

SACS Pile Structure Design is a pile structure interaction design software for nonlinear analysis of soil, pile, and structure interactions to reduce the risk of fatigue. SACS Pile Structure Design helps accelerate workflows by providing fully coupled analysis.

Add this module to any SACS Offshore Structure version, and users can perform nonlinear analysis of soil, pile, and structure interactions to reduce the risk of fatigue. Understanding the response of oil, gas, or wind turbine platforms to cyclic environmental or mechanical loads provides the ability to create safer foundations. The easy-to-use environment—which is fully integrated with SACS Offshore Structure—expedites the creation of high-quality designs that comply with international design codes. Designs created with SACS Pile Structure Design helps accelerate workflows by providing fully coupled analysis.

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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 encourage your team to explore more design alternatives.

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Increase the safety of your structures

SACS Pile Structure Design enables you to assess the capacity of the soil on which you are building, to withstand operating and extreme structural loads. Model behavior for axial, lateral, and torsional loads at the pilehead with nonlinear load-deflection curves. In seismic zones, use the software to account for reduced soil capacity due to liquefaction.

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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

Accurately model coupling effects
The ability to automatically generate foundation super elements helps users efficiently create designs for dynamic analysis. Super elements provide the ability to quickly linearize piled foundations, then model the effect of displacements and rotations with a fully coupled 6×6 matrix for each pile group.

  • 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

Isolated 3D Pile Analysis

  • Beam column and pile batter effects included
  • Uses PSI soil data
  • Optional pile head springs
  • Specify force at or below pile head
  • Specify pile head displacements
  • Specified pile head forces or displacements
  • Automatic generation of linear equivalent pile stubs for dynamic or static analysis
  • Soil liquefaction effects
  • Same plotting and code check features as PSI
Modeling

Modeling

Accurately model coupling effects
The ability to automatically generate foundation super elements helps users efficiently create designs for dynamic analysis. Super elements provide the ability to quickly linearize piled foundations, then model the effect of displacements and rotations with a fully coupled 6×6 matrix for each pile group.

  • 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
Isolated 3D Pile Analysis 

Isolated 3D Pile Analysis

  • Beam column and pile batter effects included
  • Uses PSI soil data
  • Optional pile head springs
  • Specify force at or below pile head
  • Specify pile head displacements
  • Specified pile head forces or displacements
  • Automatic generation of linear equivalent pile stubs for dynamic or static analysis
  • Soil liquefaction effects
  • Same plotting and code check features as PSI
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is SACS Pile Structure Design? What is SACS Pile Structure Design used for?

SACS Pile Structure Design helps you accelerate workflows by providing fully coupled analysis. A pile structure interaction design software, SACS Pile Structure Design allows you to perform nonlinear analysis of soil, pile, and structure interactions to reduce the risk of fatigue.

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 Pile Structure tutorials?

SACS Pile Structure software tutorials can be found on Bentley Communities, however here are some FREE SACS webinars available at Virtuosity, a Bentley company.

Where can I get SACS Pile Structure online training or SACS Pile Structure courses?

If you want to receive SACS Pile Structure online training or attend a SACS Pile Structure 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 Pile Structure? How much does SACS Pile Structure cost?

A practitioner license of SACS Pile Structure costs $7,746 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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