A blowout preventer (BOP) gantry crane is an offshore plant that moves a BOP stack located on a drilling platform to a BOP trolley. However, such a plant has yet to be developed in Korea. Because BOP gantry cranes produced overseas are expensive, developing such cranes domestically is imperative. In this study, ANSYS was used to conduct a structural analysis on a BOP gantry crane model to simulate the roll and pitch motions of a drillship that were induced by waves and wind load as well as the weight of the crane. Moreover, Simulation X was used for implementing control-system and subsystem designs and to analyze a hydraulic system.
Kim, Hyun-Ji; Kim, Gwi-Nam; Jeong, Chang-Kweon; Yoon, Young-Hwan; Jung, Yong-Gil; and Huh, Sun-Chul
"HYDRAULIC SYSTEM DESIGN AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS OF A BOP GANTRY CRANE,"
Journal of Marine Science and Technology: Vol. 24:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://jmstt.ntou.edu.tw/journal/vol24/iss2/1