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RESEARCH PAPERS: Offshore Mechanics

A Hybrid Integral Equation Method for Wave Forces on Three-Dimensional Offshore Structures

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M. M. F. Yuen, F. P. Chau

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 109(3), 229-236 (Aug 01, 1987) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3257014 History: Received March 13, 1985; Revised May 07, 1986; Online October 30, 2009

Abstract

Wave forces on arbitrary-shaped three-dimensional offshore structures are analyzed by the proposed hybrid integral equation method. Eigenfunction expansion is used to represent velocity potential in the outer domain, while a set of integral equations is developed for the inner domain encompassing the structure. A floating dock and a step cylinder are used as test cases showing the validity of the method.

Copyright © 1987 by ASME
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