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Our software products are built on 30+ years of experience and based on proven technology since 2012 and used by engineers world wide.

Caisson and Spudpen were originally written by the late Steve Kay - we continue his legacy.

INTRODUCING:

CAISSON_VHM & SPUDPEN

LEG PENETRATION ANALYSIS SOFTWARE

Command Line Interface: Caisson_VHM (output file)

Caisson_VHM

Preliminary caisson geotechnical designs are required for two foundation types, namely support and anchor foundations. Both have different design challenges: for top loaded support foundations, it is possible to directly obtain optimum geometries (i.e. factored loads equal factored resistances) for given VHM loads.

Spudpen

Spudpen calculates independent Jack-up rig leg penetration behaviour during preloading according to ISO Standard 19905-1 (2016) including foundation calculation methods, e.g. squeezing for sand and clay calculations. Note: the Spudcan software is CLI (command line interface based) and is text based.

CAISSON VHM

Program CAISSON_VHM calculates offshore foundation caisson capacity in undrained soils under VHM loadusing a yield function (Kay and Palix, 2010, Kay, 2015).

The latter type is mainly used to anchor floating systems or vessels, as a starter pile for pipeline pulls, or salvaging capsized vessels.

The soil response is assumed undrained, and gives various shear strength profiles between which the program interpolates.

Caisson foundations may be broadly divided into the following two types:

  1. Support foundations (load applied at seafloor)
  2. anchor foundations (load applied at depth below seafloor).

The former foundation type includes usage for:

  1. (oil and gas) subsea templates, manifolds, wellhead and pipeline supports, riser tower bases
  2. (renewables) wind turbines, transformers and met masts, etc.

Offshore Pile Suction Calculation

Specifications

Summary:

Spudpen

Program CAISSON_VHM calculates offshore foundation caisson capacity in undrained soils under VHM loadusing a yield function (Kay and Palix, 2010, Kay, 2015).

The latter type is mainly used to anchor floating systems or vessels, as a starter pile for pipeline pulls, or salvaging capsized vessels.

The soil response is assumed undrained, and gives various shear strength profiles between which the program interpolates.

The main task objectives are to:

  1. Predict the final leg penetration depth
  2. Identify potential punch-through situations.

Leg Penetration Analysis

Methods used:

Specifications

Specification Summary:

Licensing Fees

OUR PRICING PLANS

Our licenses include free updates, upgrades and maintance. Pricing mentions below are ‘starting’ fees and differ per product. To get exact licensing fee for your needs, please contact us.

Single

€1650,- Freelance
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3 - 5 users

€3750 SME
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  • One Year Subscription
  • 5 Personal Trainer Meetings
  • Monthly Nutrition Program

10+ / Unlimited Users

Quote Enterprise
  • Full Access To The Gym
  • One Year Subscription
  • 10 Personal Trainer Meetings
  • Weekly Nutrition Program

How do Caisson_VHM and Spudpen work?

Both Caisson_VHM and Spudpen run ‘in the cloud’ – you don’t need to install anything.

Use INPUT Form

We spent some time creating an easy to use INPUT form. Note: Input form only for SPUDPEN at the moment.

... or Create IMPORT File

Alternatively you can create a text based input file, which you can manually alter and update with your data.

Generate Output File

Once you hit "calculate" the results are shown in a table format for you to view (including the original output file).

FAQ

You don’t need to install anything. Both programmes: Spudpen and Caisson_VHM run in the cloud, which you can access from any device.

You data is your data to view and stored safely. You can delete your data anytime you want.

There is no limit to how many people can use the software. You can purchase a single license or multiple. Please ask for options if you are not sure – and please keep in mind that it’s not ‘cool’ to share one license amongst many others. We have server bills to pay 🙂

We include free software updates, upgrades and maintenance Yes. Support and consultancy on the other hand is not included.

Pricing

Note: each license term can be adjusted to your needs with a minimum of 1 year and 1 user.

Single User

1 x license
1 x HASP-key
1 year license

Multi Users (x 5)

1 x license
5 x HASP-key
1 year license

5+ or more

1+ licenses
5+ HASP-keys
1+ year licenses

Book: Intermediate Offshore Foundations

Coverage: Intermediate offshore foundations that are used as anchors for floating platforms and ancillary structures, foundations for steel jackets,, and to support seafloor equipment and offshore windturbines.

"This is the first book dedicated to the geotechnical design of intermediate foundations, and it will appeal to professional engineers specialising in the offshore industry."

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