Water motion in moonpools - Empirical and numerical approach

AuthorsGaillarde G. and Coteleer A.
Conference/JournalATMA - Association Technique Maritime et Aeronautique, Paris, France
DateJun 1, 2004

A moonpool is a large wall-sided hole in the bottom of a ship through which, for instance, equipment can be lowered into the sea or through which pipes (riser, cables or drills) are going. When properly designed and located on the vessel, the outside horizontal forces as well as vertical motion of the water are suppressed to allow safe subsea operations.

stability, seakeeping and ocean engineeringseakeeping