SHEAR7 JIP NOW MANAGED BY AMOG
AMOG is proud to announce that MIT passed the management and control of the SHEAR7 JIP to AMOG earlier this year. The SHEAR7 JIP is arguably the offshore industry’s longest running JIP (Joint Industry Project) and arguably MIT’s longest running industry sponsored research program, having run for ~30 years under the stewardship of Professor Kim Vandiver.
AMOG has been involved supporting clients in VIV prediction, mitigation, and forensic analysis for several decades. Around 10 years ago AMOG took over the SHEAR7 software exclusive distribution (under licence from MIT), code development and user support.
The SHEAR7 JIP itself tackles the complex field of vortex-induced vibration response of offshore industry structures. The JIP will continue in its aims to provide research, which can be incorporated into the latest version of the SHEAR7 software and assist operators and contractors to provide safe and efficient designs protecting against the adverse fatigue and drag effects of VIV, particularly in deeper and deeper waters.
The SHEAR7 JIP provides research and gives operators direct access to the research findings. The SHEAR7 User Group is the community of software users that benefit from the updates to the program and community discussions on topics. For many of the existing JIP Members and User Group Members, they will not see much material change in the delivery of the research and software. AMOG is committed to the enduring success of the JIP and User Group and we look forward to the continual hosting of the annual user group meeting and provision of training services while also welcoming any new members.