Technical Bulletin 2016


Throughout their operational lives, marine and offshore structures are subjected to the constant action of water, waves, current and wind. Hydrodynamic simulation is essential in order to evaluate both the overall dynamic behaviors and the structural loading and responses of ships and offshore structures.

Significant progress has been made over the years. But challenges remain, with increasing demand for greater accuracy. The papers in this section are just the tip of the iceberg of Bureau Veritas marine & offshore hydrodynamics research.

The increasing relevance and versatility of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) stands out, with CFD having been used in the research presented in over half these papers. Thanks to recent developments, its use is no longer limited to sloshing and wave resistance. Sea-keeping and green water assessment are now achievable, while on the theoretical side, long-term research into forward speed problems is ongoing and will continue.



Waves generated by an impulsive perturbation on vertical cylinder

 X. B. Chen, R. P. Li & L. Cheng

A multi-domain method for the computation of wave loads

 H. Liang & X. B. Chen

Wavy properties and analytical modeling of free-surface flows in the development of the multi-domain method

 X. B. Chen & H. Liang

Dynamic course stability of towing systems using fiber ropes

W. Huang, B. B. Li, H. Liang & X. B. Chen

Global performance and tendon tension analysis of Tension Leg Platform: quasi-dynamic approach vs fully coupled approach

B. B. Li, W. Huang, Š. Malenica , G. De-Hauteclocque & X. B. Chen

Evaluation of influential factors leading to discrepancies between analytical and numerical determination of hydrodynamic forces acting on jacket structures

M. Garnier, R. Menard, S.Vellutini, N. Couty & M. Beauvais

The Computation of Higher Order Derivatives of Velocity Potential Based on B Spline Function

H. Li, H. Lizhu, H. Ren, X. B. Chen & F. Li

Comparative study of different methods for water impact computation

C. Monroy, S. Seng, L. Diebold, A. Benhamou, S. Malenica, Y. Jus, D. Le Touzé & G. Oger

Water entry and exit with large displacements by simplified models

T. I. Khabakhpasheva, A. A. Korobkin, K. J. Maki  & S. Seng

Application of CFD for sloshing assessment

L. Diebold

Sloshing Analysis of Single Impact Wave & Irregular Motions in a 2D Tank-Experiments & Numerics

L. Diebold & E. Baudin

Evaluation of Green Water Loads on Offshore Structures Using a Numerical Wave Basin

D. Barcarolo, N. Couty, L. Berry, E. Jacquin, P.-M. Guilcher, J. Candelier, A. Ledoux, T. Lefebvre, N. Legregeois, J. Boutrot, Q. Derbanne, L. Beguin, G. Ducrozet & D. le Touzé

Decomposition model for naval hydrodynamic applications, PartI: Computational method

V. Vukcevic, H. Jasak & Š. Malenica

Aframax in Numerical Wave Tank: from classical decay tests to the ship moored in irregular waves

D. Bracarolo, O. Thilleul, D. le Touzé, E. Jacquin, I. de Vries & M. Naciri

Parametric Study of the Impact of Hull Form Deformations of an Inland Ship on its Hydrodynamic Performances in Shallow Water Using CFD

H.-J. Cao, M. Rivoal,  Z.-Y. Pei, J.-T. Qin, P. Sergent & A. Drouet

Transient pressure and temperature field measurements in a lightly loaded circumferential groove journal bearing from startup to steady-State thermal Stabilization

A.-F. Cristea, J. Bouyer, M. Fillon & M. D. Pascovici