An improved boundary element method is presented for numerical analysis of hydrodynamic behavior of marine structures. A new algorithm for numerical solution of the finite depth free-surface Green function in three dimensions is developed based on multiple series representations. The whole range of the key parameter R/h is divided into four regions, within which different representation is used to achieve fast convergence. The well-known epsilon algorithm is also adopted to accelerate the convergence. The critical convergence criteria for each representation are investigated and provided. The proposed method is validated by several well-documented benchmark problems.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||International Journal of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Control and Systems Engineering
- Ocean Engineering