Hydro - Structure
Technical Bulletin 2010


This section gives very detailed insights into the newest developments of the direct calculation based hydro-structural tools and methods used for verification of the design of the floating bodies. State- of- the -art theories and methods were implemented, or are under implementation, into the new general offshore tool called HOMER. In a user- friendly way, this tool is able to tackle any type of hydro -structure interaction issues (local, global, extreme, fatigue, quasi- static, hydro-elastic…) for any type of floating objects (ships, offshore platforms…). The four representative papers in this section give a brief overview of few particular hydro-structural issues which were evaluated using HOMER in 2010. In particular we present an interesting example related to the fatigue of the structural details of a drilling semi-submersible platform, and few examples related to the evaluation of the influence of the global hydro -elastic ship behaviour (springing & whipping) on extreme structural responses and fatigue life of the structural details of Ultra Large Container Ships.



An efficient hydro structure interface for mixed panel-stick hyrodynamic model

F.X. Sireta, Š. Malenica, F. Bigot, Q Derbanne, X.B. Chen, V. Bonniol

Validation of the global hydroelastic model for springing & whipping of ships

Quentin Derbanne , Šime Malenica , J.T. Tuitman , Fabien Bigot & Xiao Bo Chen

Consequence of whipping and springing on fatigue and extreme loading for a 13000 TEU container vessel based on model tests

Gaute Storhaug, Sime Malenica, Byung-Ki Choi, Suji Zhu & Ole A. Hermundstad

Evaluation of Springing-Induced Hull Girder Loads for Ultra Large Containership and Ore Carrier

Ju-Hyuck Choi, Byoung-Hoon Jung, and Young-Woo Lee, Fabien Bigot, Sime Malenica & Yun Suk Chung