A Study on Slamming Pressure on a Flat Stiffened Plate Considering Fluid–structure Interaction

Normally, the design slamming pressure on the bottom of a semi-submersible-type floating rig is determined in a simple way using the relative speed obtained from an air-gap analysis. However, few studies have taken a thorough, robust, and deep-background approach to the estimation of design pressure. To investigate the slamming pressure on the bottom of a semi-submersible rig, a simplified deformable stiffened plate of a zero-degree deadrise angle is simulated using the nonlinear Finite Element Method (FEM) software LS-DYNA, which can take the influence of fluid–structure interaction (FSI) into account. Various parametric studies are carried out to examine the effects of structural flexibility, coupling stiffness, mesh size, velocity, stiffener size, and air cushion. The pressure response on the plate by the coupling of fluid and structure is studied and the FSI effect of each parameter is discussed. Then, equivalent transient and static loads that result in the same maximum or permanent deformation as FSI are evaluated for design purposes through a series of parametric studies.


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  • Accession Number: 01603182
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 26 2016 9:20AM