MiNO offers a full range of Finite Element Analysis services. Our portfolio of successful FEA project completions include:
• Linear static analysis
• Dynamic analysis
• Nonlinear analysis
• Buckling analysis
• Fatigue analysis
• Vibrations analysis
• Impact analyses
• Fluid Structure Interaction
• Large Deformations
MiNO uses state of the art CFD tools and processes that yield good comparisons with model test data. With our experience and tools, designs can be optimized with much higher fidelity and reliability over traditional methods and without the need for expensive tow tank tests.
MiNO has completed 30+ projects in the marine construction and dredging fields including:
• Dredge design
• Deckhouse, barge, and foundation structural design and modifications
• Cargo load outs and stability
• Lifting analyses
• Wind loading
• Mooring analyses
• Mechanical auxiliary systems
• Longitudinal strength analysis
• Crane lashing
• Load line assessments
• Regulatory liaison
• Jacking site assessments & procedures
• Dry-docking calculations
Over 100 new offshore wind turbine and foundation installation and maintenance vessels will be required for offshore projects planned over the next decade, as the number of proposed projects grows, but also as the turbines and foundations get larger, meaning the currently available fleet won't be able to install them. What is more, most of the current fleet could become obsolete by 2025. This is according to a new study by World Energy Reports.
Jack K., a 62.5-foot Cummins-powered dredge tender, is described by Weeks Marine’s project manager as a Swiss army knife for the tugboat set. The newbuild will assist dredges, tow dredges, push barges, handle anchors and move pipe, primarily along the Gulf Coast, while also carrying an oceans classification for towing equipment offshore.
Crounse Corporation, headquartered in Paducah, Ky., recently took delivery of the mv. Sandra Holt, one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly marine vessels operating on the inland waterway system. The 6,034 hp. vessel was constructed by Conrad Shipyard LLC, headquartered in Morgan City, La., and delivered with a U.S. Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection for Subchapter M compliance and EPA Tier 4-compliant main engines.