Vessel Offset

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The Vessel Offset component is used to specify the mean (static) offset that is to be applied to a vessel in an analysis.

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The component allows the specification of vessel offsets in the horizontal plane, specifically surge, sway and yaw offsets via the Properties dialog button. A vessel offset is optionally included in an analysis by referencing it in the appropriate Analysis component. Any subsequent dynamic motion of the vessel is about the static vessel location, which is defined by the vessel’s initial position and the offset specified in the Vessel Offset component. Note that individual static vessel movements in specific degrees of freedom are also possible using the Parameters tab of the Analysis component.

Two additional articles outline Vessel Offset Data Inputs and Vessel Offset Best Practice.