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A Blind Comparative Study of Focused Wave Interactions with Floating Structures (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 3)

Ransley, E., Yan, S. ORCID: 0000-0001-8968-6616, Brown, S., Hann, M., Graham, D., Windt, C., Schmitt, P., Davidson, J.W., Ringwood, J., Musiedlak, P-H., Wang, J., Wang, J., Ma, Q. ORCID: 0000-0001-5579-6454, Xie, Z., Zhang, N., Zheng, X., Giorgi, G., Chen, H., Lin, Z., Qian, L., Ma, Z., Bai, W., Chen, Q., Zang, J., Ding, H., Cheng, L., Zheng, J., Gu, H., Gong, X., Liu, Z., Zhuang, Y., Wan, D., Bingham, H. and Greaves, D. (2020). A Blind Comparative Study of Focused Wave Interactions with Floating Structures (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 3). International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 30(1), pp. 1-10. doi: 10.17736/ijope.2020.jc774

Abstract

Results from the Collaborative Computational Project in Wave Structure Interaction (CCP-WSI) Blind Test Series 3 are presented. Participants, with numerical methods, ranging from low-fidelity linear models to high-fidelity Navier-Stokes (NS) solvers, simulate the interaction between focused waves and floating structures without prior access to the physical data. The waves are crest-focused NewWaves with various crest heights. Two structures are considered: a hemispherical-bottomed buoy and a truncated cylinder with a moon-pool; both are taut-moored with one linear spring mooring. To assess the predictive capability of each method, numerical results for heave, surge, pitch and mooring load are compared against corresponding physical data. In general, the NS solvers appear to predict the behaviour of the structures better than the linearised methods but there is considerable variation in the results (even between similar methods). Recommendations are made for future comparative studies and development of numerical modelling standards.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Code comparison; numerical validation; CFD; PIC; linear potential theory; nonlinear Froude-Krylov; hybrid codes; cylinder; moonpool; wave energy convertor; heave; surge; pitch; mooring load
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Departments: School of Mathematics, Computer Science & Engineering > Engineering > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2020 09:40
URI: https://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/23982
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