Numerical Simulation of Wave Loading on a SPAR Platform

K.M.T. Kleefsman, A.E.P. Veldman


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This paper describes a study of simulation of wave loading on a SPAR platform. The method used for the simulations is based on the Navier-Stokes equations, discretised using a finite volume method. The free-surface displacement is described by the VOF-method combined with a local height function. The regular head waves are generated using 5th order Stokes wave theory. To prevent reflections from the walls into the computational domain, a dissipation zone has been used where damping occurs by adding a pressure at the free surface. The results of the validation of regular wave loading on a SPAR platform are found to be very promising.
Originele taal-2English
UitgeverijUniversity of Groningen, Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science
Aantal pagina's4
StatusPublished - 2003

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