Wave Loads and Offshore

Calculating wave loads on floating or fixed structures can be challenging if the geometry or the conditions do not allow standard engineering calculation method to be used with confidence. 

Our CFD service can offer accurate wave loads on various types of structures ranging from sailing vessels to fixed coastal structures.

In the past a significant effort was devoted by our team in the field of wave modelling and offshore technology. Some of the problems we tackled are the listed below.

Wave Loads on Monopiles

Being the main structural element of any coastal or offshore structure, wave loads on monopiles present a very important problem in many ocean engineering fields. Read more on  related studies in some of the papers below:

  1. H. Jasak, V. Vukcevic, and I. Gatin. Numerical Simulation of Wave Loads on Static Offshore Structures. In CFD for Wind and Tidal Offshore Turbines, pages 95-105. Springer Tracts in Mechanical Engineering, 2015.
  2. V. Vukcevic, H. Jasak, and S. Malenica. Decomposition model for naval hydrodynamic applications, Part II: Verification and validation. Ocean Engineering, 121:76-88, 2016.
  3. V. Vukcevic, H. Jasak, and S. Malenica. Assessment of Higher-Order Forces on a Vertical Cylinder with Decompostion Model Based on SWENSE Method. In Proceedings of the 18th Numerical Towing Tank Symposium, NUTTS, September 2015.

Wave Loads on Offshore and Coastal structures

Offshore structures such as platforms or FPSOs are exposed to some of the worse weather conditions in the worlds. We can help you predict those extreme loads and make the project a bit safer. For coastal structures wave shoaling and breaking make them even more dangerous, and requires us to use compressible air models to tackle the problem. Here are some of the publications related to this problem:

  1. I. Gatin, H. Jasak, V. Vukcevic, S. Downie. Focused Wave Loading on a Fixed FPSO using Naval Hydro Pack. The 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, 10-15 June 2018, Sapporo, Japan, ISBN N 978-1-880653-87-6; ISSN 1098-6189.
  2. Ransley, Edward; Yan, Shiqiang; Brown, Scott Andrew; Mai, Tri; Graham, David; Ma, Qingwei; Musiedlak, Pierre- Henri; Engsig-Karup, Allan Peter; Eskilsson, Claes; Li, Qian et al. A Blind Comparative Study of Focused Wave Interactions with a Fixed FPSO-like Structure (CCP-WSI Blind Test Series 1) // International journal of offshore and polar engineering, 29
  3. Gatin, Inno; Liu, Shengnan; Vukčević, Vuko; Jasak, Hrvoje: Finite Volume method for general compressible naval hydrodynamics // Ocean engineering, 196 (2020), 106773, 23 doi:10.1016/j.oceaneng.2019.106773
  4. Liu, Shengnan; Gatin, Inno; Obhrai, Charlotte; Ong, Muk Chen; Jasak, Hrvoje: CFD simulations of violent breaking wave impacts on a vertical wall using a two- phase compressible solver // Coastal engineering, 154 (2019), 103564, 22 doi:10.1016/j.coastaleng.2019.103564

Green Water Loads

Assessing green water loads on offshore structures or sailing vessels can be a challenging task given the complexity of the problem. This phenomenon has been a focus of our work for a long time and we are sure that we can help you out. Take a look at some of our publications on the topic:

  1. I. Gatin, V. Vukcevic, H. Jasak, J. Seo and S. H. Rhee. CFD Verification and Validation of Green Sea Loads. Ocean Engineering.
  2. I. Gatin, N. Vladimir, Š. Malenica, H. Jasak Green sea loads in irregular waves with Finite Volume method. Ocean Engineering, 2019, V. 171, pages 554-564
  3. Malenica, Šime; Lee, Byung Hyuk; Vladimir, Nikola; Gatin, Inno; Monroy, Charles; De Lauzon, Jérôme Green water assessment for marine and offshore applications - structural response of the ULCS breakwater // Proceedings of ASME 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering OMAE 2018 / Souto-Iglesias, A. ; Guanche Garcia, R. ; Huera-Huarte, F. (ur.).

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