Bulletin Technique 2017

Helping keep ships and offshore units safe in a fast-changing world demands the constant updating of technology. This in turn depends on an unremitting focus on research and development across the multiple disciplines that interact with shipping, ocean engineering and offshore energy activities. Bureau Veritas is proud of its leading role as a technical innovator. We devote significant resources to developing and maintaining a very high level of technical expertise. The Bulletin Technique is a unique collection of academic conference papers and journal articles written by Bureau Veritas’ expert staff over the preceding year, and reflects the breadth and depth of their knowledge and experience. This edition of the Bulletin demonstrates how advanced developments in the fields of hydrodynamics, hydro-structure interactions, structural integrity, fatigue, ship energy efficiency and marine renewable energy are underpinning ever better rule development, and how applied research can lead to the development of safer, and better performing, ships and offshore structures. This document provides an in-depth technical resource for anyone interested in marine and offshore engineering. All the authors welcome queries and comments and look forward to sharing their knowledge with other professionals who share their commitment to safer seas.


New formulation of the ship-motion green function

I. Ten & al.

A new multi-domain method based on an analytical control surface for linear and second-order mean drift wave loads on floating bodies

H. Liang & X. B. Chen

Analysis of dissipation on gap resonance between side-by-side barges

X. Y. Feng & al.

Numerical investigation of viscous effects on the gap resonance between side-by-side barges

X. Feng & al.

Theoretical and numerical investigations of wave resonance between two floating bodies in close proximity

L. Tan & al.

An energy dissipation model for wave resonance problems in narrow gaps formed by floating structures

L. Tan & al.

Higher-order asymptotic expansions of Fourier integral with two nearly coincident saddle points

Y. Dai & X. B. Chen

Capillary-gravity ship wave patterns

H. Liang & X. B. Chen

Far-field behaviours of steady capillary-gravity ship waves

H. Liang & X. B. Chen

Wave run up on a surging vertical cylinder in regular waves

W. Jian & al.

Neumann-Kelvin theory versus Neumann-Michell theory for the ship wave problem by a vertical surface-piecing cylinder

H. Liang & al. 

Transient diffraction waves by Fourier-Laguerre expansions

R. P. Li & al.

Wave forces and low frequency drift motions in extreme seas : Benchmark studies

N. Fonseca & al.

Effect of coupling of mooring and riser systems and FPSO roll motions on the design of flexible users

F. Rezende & al.

Numerical and experimental studies on dynamic gangway response between monohull flotel and FPSO in non-parallel side-by side configuration

W. Huang & al.

A numerical study of dynamic response of crane semi-submersible along TLP in Tender-assisted drilling operation

B. B. Lin & al.


Some aspects of coupling the RANS based CFD with the potential flow models for seakeeping applications

Š. Malenica & al.

On the use of Euler and Crank-Nicolson time-stepping schemes for seakeeping simulations in OpenFOAM

S. Seng & al.

Time-stepping schemes for seakeeping in OpenFoam

C. Monroy & S. Seng

Numerical simulations of regular and irregular wave forces on a horizontal semi-submerged cylinder

S. Liu & al.

Trim optimisation in waves

A. Drouet & al.

Comparison of hydrodynamic performances of an IMOCA 60' with straight or L-shaped daggerboard

L. Mazas & al.

Integration of a ducted hydrogenerator in the hull of the maxi-trimaran Sprindrift 2

L. Mazas & al.

Estimation of added wave resistance with CFD code

R. Huret & al.


Hydroelastic response of 19,000 TEU class ultra large container ship with novel mobile deckhouse for maximizing cargo capacity

H.-I. Im & al.

Deformations of an elastic clamped plate in uniform flow and due to jet impact

A. A. Korobkin & al.

Sloshing assessment of the LNG floating units with membrane type containment system where we are?

Š. Malenica & al.

Coupling analysis between vessel motion and internal nonlinear sloshing for FLNG applications

D. Y. Zhao & al.

Hydroelastic analysis of global and local ship response using 1D-3D hybrid structural model

G. Jagite & al.

Sectional load effects derived from strain measurements using the modal approach

M. Schiere & al.

Numerical validation tests of a damage assessment tool based on super-element method within the scope of A. D. N. regulations

S. Paboeuf & al.

An alternative methodology for static 3D nonlinear hanging mooring lines analysis

F. Surmont & al.

ESD structural isuue - Upstream device

S. Paboeuf & A. Cassez


Round robin study on spectral fatigue assessment of butt-welded joints

J. Rörup & al.


Ice Load calculation on semi-submersible platform

M. Cahay & al.

Iceberg impact simulation on offshore structures

M. Cahay & al.

Safety challenges of LNG offshore industry and introduction to risk management

K. Forte & D. Ruf

A systems engineering approach to ship design

A. Guégan & al.

Reliable and accurate determination of life extension for offshore units

J. Boutrot & al.

Rules and classification

How to account for short-term and long-term variability in the prediction of the 100 years response?

Q. Derbanne & al.

Structural reliability analysis applied on steel ships for rule partial safety factors calibration

A. Benhamou & al.

Critical issues for the design and classification of offshore offloading buoys

M. Dumont & al.

Classification of the biggest ever floating storage regasification unit

Ph. Cambos & L. Diebold

How classification societies can be efficiently involved in the current offshore industry cost reduction era

O. Benyessaad & al.

Verification scheme for unbonded flexible pipes: definition, implementation & reflection of API 17J

F. Conti & & al.

Enhancing tug safety through internationally harmonised stability regulations

G. de Jong