Hydrodynamic loading on a bottom hinged oscillating wave surge converter

P. Schmitt*, S. Bourdier, D. Sarkar, E. Renzi, F. Dias, K. Doherty, T. Whittaker, J. Van 't Hoff

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This paper presents experimental and numerical studies into the hydrodynamic loading of a bottom-hinged large buoyant flap held rigidly upright in waves. Possible applications and limitations of physical experiments, a linear potential analytical method, a linear potential numerical method, a weakly non-linear tool and RANS CFD simulations are discussed. Different domains of applicability of these research techniques are highlighted considering the validity of underlying assumptions, complexity of application and feasibility in terms of resources like time and computing power needed to obtain results. Conclusions are drawn regarding the future extension of the numerical methods to the case of a moving flap.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781880653944
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012 - Rhodes, Greece
Duration: 17 Jun 201222 Jun 2012


Conference22nd International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE-2012

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