Selecting the Model Component & Contact Modelling Option
Create an Analysis component in the Analysis folder by right-clicking and selecting New > Analysis > Analysis. Rename this component Abandonment Analysis.
The first tab in the Analysis component is the Properties tab as shown in the figure below.
Each analysis component can reference only one Model component. The Model drop-down list at the top of the Properties tab provides a list of all the Model components currently defined in the project. Of course, at this stage you have only one – Model – which you should select.
A range of rollerbox contact modelling options is provided in PipeLay. These range from a relatively simple one capable of modelling only the most important aspects of the response of the pipeline/stinger system, up to a more sophisticated and realistic model that is capable of capturing the detailed characteristics of the pipeline/stinger interaction, including relative axial and transverse pipe motion with anisotropic friction effects.
The Contact Modelling drop-down list provides a list of the contact modelling options. Five options are provided – Simple, Standard, Pivoting-Bed, Non-Pivoting Bed and Roller. For the purposes of this example, the default Simple option is sufficient.
The Installation Stages Summary section contains an overview of the defined installation stages. Since you have defined no stages yet, the list is empty. When you have defined some stages, which you will do next, they will be summarised here.
The rest of the inputs on the Properties tab are not relevant to the simple sequence of static stages which comprise this example and you may ignore them for now.