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Winch System

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this case study, you will be able to:

  • Assemble a model with different component groups
  • Specify properties of TRUSS and BEAM elements
  • Establish winch as node decorator
  • Add built-in shape to node
  • Verify model input through static analysis
  • Execute static analysis
  • Execute multiple non-linear dynamic analyses
  • Copy results from AquaView to Excel


In this case study you will establish a system consisting of wire, beam, and winch. The wire is winching the beam from air through the water surface. You are going to assess the forces in the wire for two combinations of environmental loads (also referred to as load conditions). Before dynamic analysis is conducted, the weight of the system should be controlled through a static analysis.

Winch System