Wave forces on floating structures in two dimensions and the application of a boundary element method

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectWaves; Floating bodies; Wave forces; Hydrodynamics; Boundary element method
AbstractWave forces on floating bodies are evaluated for two-dimensional problems. Methods such as the Morison Equation and Froude-Krylov forces are described as background theory. The focus of the report is determining wave forces on free-floating bodies, large relative to the wavelength, using linear wave theory. Laplace's continuity equation is solved for diffraction and radiation cases using a Boundary Element Method (BEM). For the radiation case, coupled equations of motion are also evaluated. MATLAB m-files performing the numerical analysis are included in an Appendix.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Marine Dynamics
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number5287
NPARC number8895595
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Record identifier44571a8e-6ebd-49c6-81e2-bf6aa38076e8
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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