Numerical study on mean wave drift forces and moment of ships using Rankine panel method in frequency domain

A three-dimensional frequency-domain seakeeping model based on the Rankine panel method is developed to compute the mean wave drift forces and moment acting on ships with forward speeds. Two different linearization models (the double-body and Neumann–Kelvin models) are applied to evaluate the mean wave drift forces and moment using a near-field method. In these models, the Rayleigh’s artificial friction is adopted in the free-surface boundary condition to suppress longer wave components in computational regions apart from the ship. A novel upwind difference scheme is introduced to calculate the first-order and second-order derivatives of the velocity potential on the free surface. Wigley I, Wigley III and S175 containership are adopted in numerical simulations to validate the effectiveness of the developed model. In the present study, the motion response amplitude operators in head, beam and oblique seas obtained using the two models are compared, and their contributions to the mean wave drift forces and moment are analyzed. Results show that in head seas, the pitch motions have significant effects on the surge-directional wave drift force Fx. In beam seas, the heave motions have the most effect on the mean wave drift forces and moment (Fx, Fy and Mz).


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  • Accession Number: 01886106
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 28 2023 2:15PM