The wind loads on ships and offshore structures constitute a relatively small, yet important part of the environmental loads. An accurate knowledge of the magnitude and character of the wind loads is necessary in connection with analyses of propulsion, towing, manoeuvring, mooring, stability, deck load capacity, and dynamic positioning. Full-scale measurements of wind forces on ships are carried out and compared with wind tunnel model tests in order to determine possible scale effects. CFD calculations of wind loads on ships and offshore structures have shown promising results. This research is carried out in co-operation with the Danish Maritime Institute.
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