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Seakeeping of a Non-Wall Sided Vessel in Shallow Water: Lessons Learnt From Experiments and Numerical Analyses

[+] Author Affiliations
Mamoun Naciri

Single Buoy Moorings, Inc., Monaco, Monaco

Neil Southall

Burness Corlett - Three Quays (IOM) Ltd., Isle of Man, UK

Paper No. OMAE2007-29421, pp. 535-543; 9 pages
doi:10.1115/OMAE2007-29421
From:
  • ASME 2007 26th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering
  • Volume 1: Offshore Technology; Special Symposium on Ocean Measurements and Their Influence on Design
  • San Diego, California, USA, June 10–15, 2007
  • Conference Sponsors: Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4267-3 | eISBN: 0-7918-3799-8
  • Copyright © 2007 by ASME

abstract

Extensive model tests of a soft moored LNG carrier in shallow water have been performed in 2004. The focus of this test campaign was on the hydrodynamics of non wall-sided, low drag vessels and the characterization of the model basin performance. The motivations behind this test campaign have been discussed in ref [1] and [2]. Numerical calculations have been performed using industry state of the art tools and compared to experiments. Having uncovered differences, further numerical investigations have been performed with a nonlinear potential time domain solver. Comparison between experiments and numerical predictions will be presented for monochromatic waves in 30m depth. Lessons learnt in the process will be highlighted.

Copyright © 2007 by ASME

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