Solving the linear radiation problem in 3D using the spectral element method

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Linear impulsive formulations are widely used for modeling interactions between ocean waves and floating offshore structures. The basic principle of these types of formulations is to force the floating bodywith a velocity impulse and study the resulting force on the body based on potential flow theory [5], thusneglecting viscous forces and assuming that the flow is incompressible. The set of governing equations,stated in terms of potential flow equations with a free surface, can be discretized using – in principle any– numerical methods. In this talk, we present our work on a higher-order Galerkin-based spectral element method (SEM), that provides a basis for efficient modeling of wave propagation and wave-structuremodeling taking into account complex geometries, e.g. see [1,4].In [2] and [3] results of the first 2D SEM-based model for solving the linear radiation potential throughimpulsive formulations were presented. In this work, we present a 3D extension of this work by showing the results of simulations of various floating structures with varying geometrical complexity. Thisincludes using higher-order elements to represent curved boundaries, analysis of stability, convergence,and scalability.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2022
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Event22nd IACM Computational Fluids Conference - Palais des Festivals et de Congrès, Cannes, France
Duration: 25 Apr 202328 Apr 2023


Conference22nd IACM Computational Fluids Conference
LocationPalais des Festivals et de Congrès
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