WAVES, IMPACTS & hydrostructural

MARITIME RESEARCH PROGRAMME

Waves have a big impact on marine structures. In order to ensure safe design and operation, we are developing the specialist tools and competences needed to assess fatigue and ultimate loads.

sub programmes

waves

The objective of this sub-programme is to increase our knowledge on numerical and experimental wave modelling. We want to provide guidance for clients on realistic environmental conditions, to efficiently assess the performance of structures in these conditions and for simulator trainings with accurately modelled and visualized sea conditions. Through numerical screening based on statistical wave data, critical events can be identified and tested or simulated in CFD.

waves

The objective of this sub-programme is to increase our knowledge on numerical and experimental wave modelling. We want to provide guidance for clients on realistic environmental conditions, to efficiently assess the performance of structures in these conditions and for simulator trainings with accurately modelled and visualized sea conditions. Through numerical screening based on statistical wave data, critical events can be identified and tested or simulated in CFD.

IMPACT LOADS AND OCCURRENCES

The objective of this sub-programme is to provide methodologies and tools to determine impact loads and their probability of occurrence. In recent years a more risk based approach has been chosen to take impact loads into account in design. In such an approach the variability of individual events as well as their probability of occurrence have to be considered. Parameters that lead to extreme events need to be determined for a more efficient and reliable impact load assessment. This approach needs to be carried out systematically for different types of impacts.

IMPACT LOADS AND OCCURRENCES

The objective of this sub-programme is to provide methodologies and tools to determine impact loads and their probability of occurrence. In recent years a more risk based approach has been chosen to take impact loads into account in design. In such an approach the variability of individual events as well as their probability of occurrence have to be considered. Parameters that lead to extreme events need to be determined for a more efficient and reliable impact load assessment. This approach needs to be carried out systematically for different types of impacts.

HYDROSTRUCTURAL

The objective of this sub-programme to ensure safe design and operations by proper analysis of hydrostructural response. This includes research into fatigue loads, ultimate strength and vibrations. For each of these topics, research into design procedures and for operational guidance is provided. This research is conducted through an appropriate combination of in-service measurements, model testing and simulations. The research results aid operators in their short and long term operational and maintenance decisions.

HYDROSTRUCTURAL

The objective of this sub-programme to ensure safe design and operations by proper analysis of hydrostructural response. This includes research into fatigue loads, ultimate strength and vibrations. For each of these topics, research into design procedures and for operational guidance is provided. This research is conducted through an appropriate combination of in-service measurements, model testing and simulations. The research results aid operators in their short and long term operational and maintenance decisions.
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