Viking Systems uses the Femap modeling software and our proprietary SAGA software system enabling us to rapidly and accurately create structural finite element models. We create a wide range of both global and local models with model size and mesh density customized to meet the needs of the client and the requirements of the project.  Structural modeling features of SAGA include:

  • Automated shell mesh generation from hull offset tables, structural drawings or general arrangement drawings.

  • Automated deck and bulkhead mesh generation

  • Automated lumping of stiffener properties for coarse mesh global models

  • Automated updating of beam properties to include attached plating for hybrid beam theory

  • Mesh refinement capabilities for local model generation

  • Corrosion deduction regions allow for rapid corrosion modeling


Model automatically made from vessel transverse sections and mesh tables.

       View of Global Finite Element Model of an FPSO