Experimental and numerical studies of hydrodynamic interaction of two bodies in waves

Liu, Ming (2016) Experimental and numerical studies of hydrodynamic interaction of two bodies in waves. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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This thesis focuses on experimental and numerical studies of the hydrodynamic interaction between two vessels in close proximity in waves. In the model tests, two identical box-like models with round corners were used. Regular waves with the same wave steepness and different wave frequencies were generated. Six degrees of freedom body motions and wave elevations between bodies were measured in a head sea condition. Three initial gap widths were examined. In the numerical computations, a panel-free method based seakeeping program, MAPS0, and a panel method based program, WAMIT, were used for the prediction of body motions and wave elevations. The computed body motions and wave elevations were compared with experimental data.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12154
Item ID: 12154
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 101-104).
Keywords: Two-Body Interaction, Model Test, Numerical Simulation, Gap Resonant Phenomenon, Wave Elevation in Gap
Department(s): Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of
Date: May 2016
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Ships--Hydrodynamics--Mathematical models; Ocean waves--Mathematical models; Mooring of ships--Mathematical models

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