Multi-physics SPH simulation of complex marine-engineering hydrodynamic problems

The paper reports on the applicability of the Smoothed-Particle-Hydrodynamics (SPH) method to complex, full-scale marine-engineering problems. Investigations include the installation process of a gravity foundation for wind turbines, jacket launching from a barge and propeller induced scouring of the waterway bottom. Supplementary validations for a sequence of fundamental cases indicate an encouraging predictive accuracy for the considered physical phenomena. Results demonstrate that SPH is able to address the problems featuring fluid/structure/soil-interaction and the hydrodynamic interplay between several floating bodies which pose challenges to traditional mesh-based solvers.


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  • Accession Number: 01488549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 23 2013 3:18PM