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.
|Uitgeverij||University of Groningen, Johann Bernoulli Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science|
|Status||Published - 2003|