Wave response analysis of a box-like VLFS close to a breakwater

Tomoaki Utsunomiya, Eiichi Watanabe, Rodney Eatock Taylor

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Abstract

This paper presents a wave response analysis of a box-like VLFS (Very Large Floating Structure) near a breakwater. The program developed utilizes the modal superposition method for both rigid body motions and bending modes of the floating plate. The computation size has been reduced by employing a Higher Order Boundary Element Method (HOBEM) which utilizes quadratic 8-noded panels, and the finite water depth Green's function has been employed. The inclusion of breakwater has also been made in the context of HOBEM; thus the dynamic interaction effect between the breakwater and the floating structure is automatically satisfied in the sense of the linear potential theory. A box-like VLFS having a length of 1,600m, a width of 400m, and a draft of 4m has successfully been analyzed up to L/λ = 40 (L: length of the VLFS, λ: incident wave length).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
PublisherASME
Publication statusPublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1998 17th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Jul 5 1998Jul 9 1998

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 17th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE
CityLisbon, Portugal
Period7/5/987/9/98

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering

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Utsunomiya, T., Watanabe, E., & Eatock Taylor, R. (1998). Wave response analysis of a box-like VLFS close to a breakwater. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE ASME.