Concrete FPSO (Petrobras)

Together with University of São Paulo and PETROBRAS, the project was developed in order to evaluate the pros and cons of concrete application in offshore units. The conceptual design was developed, and the following analysis were carried out:

  • Unit sizing
  • Stability analysis
  • Hydrodynamic analysis
  • Mooring design
  • Structural design
  • Construction strategy evaluation

Under the structural point of view, the Concrete FPSO project consolidated the Oceânica experience in non-linear material analysis, using Finite Element Method models.

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