Collars for use in the aquaculture industry are constructed to move with the waves rather than against them. These deformations will, for plastics and hinged steel collars, give a continuous change in loads over time. In some cases, the stiffness and the direction of the mooring system is also essential to get a correct response of the installation. Because of this, coupled analyses with both the collars and the mooring system will be important for the most accurate results.
Secondary equipment will, in varying degrees, inflict the other main components, such as collars, mooring and net. The strength of the equipment must be sufficient to reduce the risk of damage to the fish farms. The weight of the equipment, and the centre of gravity is also crucial for the forces transmitted into the mooring or the connection points. Proper design of the coupling will be important to prevent injuries to the net or similar.
Temporary truss structures
Aquastructures carries out analysis also on land based structures such as scenes, powerlines and masts.
For more than 10 years Aquastructures have carried out analysis on floaters and floating systems including equipment for use in the oil and gas industry, renewable energy sector and fish farming equipment.