Technical Bulletin 2015


Marine and offshore structures are subjected throughout their operational lifetime to the constant action of water, waves, current and wind. So that hydrodynamic simulation is essential in evaluating both the overall dynamic behaviour and the structural loading and responses of ships and offshore structures.

Although that significant progress has been done over the years, some challenges remains as the accuracy requirement steps-up. The following papers are the visible iceberg tip of the BV marine & offshore research. Some of them are long term research (Rankine/Kelvin hybrid method) to prepare the future, while some others bring immediate improvements to rules and tools used by the industry (dynamic positioning, reliable estimation of short term maximum, gangway motion in multi-body analysis or better Morison loads in sea-keeping analysis).


articles authors

Stochastic linearization of the Morison equation applied to an offshore wind turbine

C. Ouled Housseine, C. Monroy & G. de Hauteclocque

A new linearization method for vectorial Morison equation

C. Ouled-Housseine, C. Monroy & F. Bigot

Gangway motion evaluation of an accommodation vessel operating along a turret moored FPSO

B. Li, W. Huang, R. Araujo, J. Boulland & X.- B. Chen

An investigation of dynamic stiffness changing with loading cycles on taut mooring analysis

W. Huang, B. Li & X.-B. Chen

Reliable estimation of short term maximum from a limited number of simulations of offshore mooring systems responses

Q. Derbanne & M. Dumont

Influences on Dynamic Positioning System Capability

C. Brun, D. Coache, Y. Giorgiutti  & F. Rezende

The impact of multi-body operations on DP capability

Y. Giorgiutti, F. Rezende, J. Boulland & R. Araujo

Zero Speed Rankine-Kelvin Hybrid Method With a Cylinder Control Surface

Hui Li, Hao Lizhu, Hui long Ren & Xiao- Bo Chen

Semi-analytical solutions to wave diffraction of cylindrical structures with a moonpool with a restricted entrance

Xiao-Bo Chen, H. X. Liu & W. X. Duan