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Use of hydroelasticity analysis in design

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Application of hydroelasticity analysis in various stages of the design process can provide improved predictions of global wave-induced loads, such as torsional moments for mono-hulled vessels and splitting and torsional moments for multi-hulled vessels, by modelling the physical problem more accurately. The complexities involved in generating the data for the fluid-flexible structure interaction (FFSI), on the other hand, can be considered as a disincentive to its extensive use by designers. This particular issue led to the work described in this paper on the application of 3D hydroelasticity analysis tool for the dynamic behaviour of ships in waves through the use of the G-Hydroflex portal. This web-enabled application allows users to solve FFSI problems by utilising large Grid based computer resources. The portal also allows geographically dispersed designers to work together with ease and security. Following the description of the portal architecture, applications to a range of mono- and multi-hulled vessels are illustrated and further improvements discussed.

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Harding, R.D., Hirdaris, S.E., Miao, Shihua and Temarel, P. (2006) Use of hydroelasticity analysis in design At Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology, 2006. 10 - 14 Sep 2006. 12 pp, pp. 1-12.

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Submitted date: September 2006
Venue - Dates: Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology, 2006, 2006-09-10 - 2006-09-14
Keywords: structural modelling, fluid-flexible interaction, finite element analysis, grid computing, grid portal, pulsating source, visualisation tool kit, wave-induced loads, wed portal
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group

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Local EPrints ID: 43263
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/43263
PURE UUID: e499a907-a335-448f-8f83-fe68630c8e70

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Date deposited: 22 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:19

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Author: R.D. Harding
Author: S.E. Hirdaris
Author: Shihua Miao
Author: P. Temarel

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