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Development Of A Boundary Element Method-based Numerical Wave Tank Technique For The Prediction Of Nonlinear Wave Kinematics And Dynamics Around Offshore Structures

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE090321

Volume

49

Pages

12

Page Range

363 - 374

Published

2009

Size

806 kb

Author(s)

H. G. Sung

Abstract

This paper presents recent accomplishments of the development of the Boundary Element Method (BEM) for nonlinear waves around offshore structures and resulting wave forces. In order to investigate the capability of the present method, the nonlinear diffraction problem of a truncated circular cylinder is simulated. It is found that the present method is fairly accurate for wave forces and run-ups when compared with experimental results and also with other numerical results. Keywords: BEM, nonlinear waves, offshore structures, nonlinear diffraction.

Keywords

BEM, nonlinear waves, offshore structures, nonlinear diffraction