Geotechnical Support - DEAP™
The Delmar Engineering Anchor Program (DEAP) is an anchor analysis tool based on Delmar funded  research by Texas A&M University's Geotechnical Engineering Program. DEAP predicts the performance of drag embedment anchors (DEA), drag-installed vertically loaded anchors (VLA), suction piles, and OMNI-Max™ anchors. The software calculates anchor drag, orientation, and penetration of DEA, VLA, and OMNI-Max anchors as well as installation and retrieval pressures for suction piles.

For all anchors, the results from DEAP provide a refined ultimate holding capacity based on the
combination of soil properties, anchor data, and line parameters. DEAP allows for time savings, improved installation efficiency, less vessel time, as well as less impacted rig time. The program is also used for sizing new anchor designs for budgetary purposes in addition to new anchor development. For additional information about DEAP, click here.

Delmar performs full hydrodynamic services, whether as part of a larger scope of work or alone, as the foundation of a client's project. Delmar uses the ANSYS® AQWA™ Program Suite, which has a full function diffraction-based hydrodynamic modeling package. The program can create 3D models of any vessel (Spar, semisubmersible, workboat, buoy, or TLP) and produces free-floating Response Amplitude Operators (RAOs) and Wave Drift Coefficients. RAOs can be used as the basis for mooring analysis, in vessel design, or as input into another scope of work.

  • Optimize vessel motions
  • Reduce weather downtime
  • Hull design assessment
  • Hull upgrades
  • Alternative energy
  • Defense industry
  • Model test calibration
  • Concept selection studies

 Hydro Model