Time-domain simulation of wave-induced ship motions by a Rankine panel method

Wang, Junshi (2016) Time-domain simulation of wave-induced ship motions by a Rankine panel method. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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In this thesis, a numerical program has been developed to simulate the wave-induced ship motions in the time domain. Wave-body interactions have been studied for various ships and floating bodies through forced motion and free motion simulations in a wide range of wave frequencies. A three-dimensional Rankine panel method is applied to solve the boundary value problem for the wave-body interactions. The velocity potentials and normal velocities on the boundaries are obtained in the time domain by solving the mixed boundary integral equations in relation to the source and dipole distributions. The hydrodynamic forces are calculated by the integration of the instantaneous hydrodynamic pressures over the body surface. The equations of ship motion are solved simultaneously with the boundary value problem for each time step. The wave elevation is computed by applying the linear free surface conditions. A numerical damping zone is adopted to absorb the outgoing waves in order to satisfy the radiation condition for the truncated free surface. A numerical filter is applied on the free surface for the smoothing of the wave elevation. Good convergence has been reached for both forced motion simulations and free motion simulations. The computed added-mass and damping coefficients, wave exciting forces, and motion responses for ships and floating bodies are in good agreement with the numerical results from other programs and experimental data.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11919
Item ID: 11919
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-110).
Keywords: Time-domain simulation, Ship motions, Rankine panel method
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: May 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Wave resistance (Hydrodynamics)--Hydrodynamics; Ships--Maneuverability--Mathematical models; Boundary value problems; Time-domain analysis

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