A nonlinear 3-D approach to simulate GREEN WATER dynamics on deck

AuthorsZ.Q. Zhou, J.O. De Kat and B. Buchner
Conference/JournalProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Numerical Ship Hydrodynamics, Nantes,
DateJan 1, 1999

Green water impact load has an important influence on the design of floating offshore structures and the safety of ships. This paper presents a numerical method to predict the 3-D flow of green water on deck and resulting impact loads with shipping water on and off the deck boundary. The numerical simulation of green water flow on deck has been coupled with the prediction of large amplitude ship motions in waves.