The PRCI On-Bottom Stability Simulator is the world standard for subsea pipeline design and analysis. The latest version of this venerable software toolset has been updated and enhanced. Companies across the industry use it to calculate kinematics from 3-D irregular waves, hydrodynamic force, partial burial, and nonlinear models, as well as time-dependent interaction between pipeline and soil.
This software tool performs detailed analyses of specific pipeline sections subjected to specified environmental conditions. The new release consists of three levels, with Level 1 being used for quick simplified analysis, Level 2 for comprehensive detailed design and modeling (most used), and Level 3 for advanced and complex subsea pipeline design modeling.
The new interface was designed to maintain the overall layout and workflow of the previous version so existing users could quickly and easily become familiarized with the new features. These include structural database enhancements for storing and accessing project models, increased flexibility with user-defined parameters, and added plotting features. It now includes the absolute lateral static stability code check module following DNV-RP-F109 (2011).