The Numerical Simulation of Green Water Loading Including Vessel Motions and the Incoming Wave Field

AuthorsK.M.Theresa Kleefsman, G.Erwin Loots, Arthur E.P. Veldman (University of Groningen), Bas Buchner, Tim Bunnik (MARIN), Erik Falke
Conference/JournalOMAE Conference, Halkidiki
DateJan 1, 2005

This paper presents results from simulation of green water loading including vessel motions. The simulation is performed through a domain decomposition: the far field and ship motions are calculated by potential theory and are used to simulate the local flow around the deck of an offshore floater using a Navier-Stokes solver. In the solver the free surface is displaced using a Volume of Fluid based method, improved by introducing a local height function. First, simulations of an irregular wave, where the velocities at the boundaries of the domain are prescribed using results of a linear diffraction code are performed in order to check wave propagation properties. Then, the same code is used to initiate the simulation of an FPSO in high waves, resulting in green water on the deck.

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