Hydroelasticity of ships: recent advances and future trends

Hirdaris, S.E. and Temarel, P. (2009) Hydroelasticity of ships: recent advances and future trends Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part M: Journal of Engineering for the Maritime Environment, 223, (3), pp. 305-330. (doi:10.1243/14750902JEME160).


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Investigations into hydroelasticity of ships commenced in the 1970s. Since then the theory has been employed to predict the responses of a wide range of marine structures, such as mono- and multi-hulled ships, offshore structures and VLFS. In recent years, with increasing market demands for new buildings of slender ocean going carriers and the continuously updated high speed and unconventional multi-hulled designs, the maritime industry began to notice the advantage of assessing the usefulness and applicability of hydroelasticity in ship design.
At first instance, the aim of this paper is to illustrate some of the applications of hydroelasticity theory to ships, with particular reference to recent and ongoing developments focussing on ship design applications and the effects of non-linearities and viscous flows. The paper also discusses the longer term potential use of weakly and fully non-linear fluid-structure interaction, as well as Navier Stokes based fluid dynamic methods, for the improved modelling of ship dynamic response problems.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1243/14750902JEME160
ISSNs: 1475-0902 (print)
Keywords: hydroelasticity, slamming, springing, whipping, wave loads, non linearities, viscous effects, ship design
Organisations: Fluid Structure Interactions Group
ePrint ID: 69015
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Date Event
August 2009Published
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:18
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/69015

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