Project

Hydroelastic analysis of moored flexible offshore floating structures

Duration
01 November 2021 → 01 November 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Hydraulic structures
    • Coastal and estuarine hydraulics
    • Solar energy
    • Hydrodynamics
    • Marine arrangements, structure and construction
Keywords
Moored flexible offshore floating structures Survivability modelling Offshore floating photovoltaics 3-D hydroelastic interactions of a deformable floating body under the action of waves Numerical modelling of fluid-elastic structure interaction
 
Project description

Moored offshore floating structures are exposed to large environmental loads which induce hydroelastic response. Accurate numerical modelling of the hydroelastic response is essential to assess their serviceability and survivability. A numerical platform will be developed based on smoothed particle hydrodynamic methods, coupled with a finite element analysis structural solver and a mooring line solver, validated using available 3-D experiments.