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Development of an Innovative Real-Time Simulator for DP-Shuttle Tanker / FPSO Offshore Connection Operation


This paper discusses the prerequisites and the technical aspects of the innovative real-time simulator for DP-shuttle tanker and FPSO offshore connection operation. This simulator was developed by means of a partnership between the University of São Paulo and Petrobras. The software is based on the TPN (Numerical Offshore Tank) numerical code which had several modifications, in order perform real-time simulations. The mathematical models considered in the simulator and computer architecture (hardware and software) used in its design will be presented.

PAPER OMAE2012-83718