Summary Postprocessing Tab

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Summary postprocessing refers to the collation of results from all stages of an Analysis component. Static stages are automatically included and the dynamic stages are excluded by default. The output it generates show the variation in a parameter you nominate as a function of stage number. It is especially associated with the analysis of scenarios such as pipeline abandonment and recovery, where each stage is effectively a “snapshot” of a particular moment in a continuous process.

You define the output you want to see in your summary postprocessing data via the Summary Postprocessing tab on the Analysis component. This tab has many of the same capabilities as the Custom Postprocessing component (in its second mode of operation) in that you can make postprocessing requests for locations or areas on particular components.

Summary Postprocessing Tab

Summary Postprocessing Tab

Dynamic Stages

At the top of the tab is the Dynamic Stages drop-down list that you Include or Exclude dynamic stages. Dynamic stages are excluded by default.


Next is the Type drop-down list that you use to define the type of parameter you want to add to your list of postprocessing output.


There are four options:

Motion: Motion in a global DOF.

Force: A restoring force, stress or strain.

Criteria: A criteria parameter.

Advanced: Vessel position and lay back.

Depending on your choice of type, some of the remaining lists or dialogs on the Summary Postprocessing may be disabled. Each of the types are discussed in more detail in a separate article. Also, there is best practice article on Summary Postprocessing, which is worth reading.

Note: After you add items to the summary postprocessing list, the order in which the postprocessing is performed can be changed by moving the items up/down the list using the provided arrow buttons. The final output will always have the motion/force items first and then the criteria/advanced items; however within the respective items types the order you specify on the list will be applied to the order of the columns in the summary report file.