WINDOS: assessment of wind loads on floatingstructures

AuthorsArno Bons, Jaap de Wilde
Conference/JournalMARIN Report 130
DateDec 7, 2020
Reading time3 minutes
MARIN’s software WINDOS provides a cost-effective way to assess the impact of wind loads on ships and offshore constructions.

Wind forces contribute significantly to the total environmental loads on large vessels and offshore constructions and are of importance for the mooring, dynamic positioning and manoeuvring of floating structures. Recent incidents offshore and in ports and terminals show that the prediction of exceeding operational limits due to high wind loads is still a challenge.

Future developments

Currently, WINDOS is successfully deployed by a large client base, particularly by design and engineering companies. The WINDLASS JIP will provide enhanced functionalities to the WINDOS software to
predict wind loads for operational use in the port environment by adding building blocks of the port to show shielding interactions.

The new version of WINDOS also predicts wind loads for operational use