Numerical simulation of focusing wave interaction with FPSO-like structure using FNPT-NS Solver

Qian Li, S. Yan, Jinghua Wang, Q. W. Ma, Zhihua Xie, V. Sriram

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The paper presents the numerical results for the focusing wave interacting with a FPSO-like structure using the FNPT-NS solver. The case configuration is defined by CCP-WSI blind test in ISOPE 2018. The incident waves are uni-directional focusing waves with different spectrum bandwidths and wave heights. The structure is fixed and subjected to different heading. The numerical model used in present work is a hybrid model combining a fully nonlinear potential theory (FNPT) and a Navier-Stokes ( NS ) theory using a domain-decomposition approach. The Quasi Arbitrary Lagrangian Eulerian method is used to solve the FNPT in a large domain covering the entire wave basin with the same size as the experiments. For the later, the OpenFOAM (interDyMFoam) is utilized to achieve the solution near the structures, where the viscous effect may be important. In addition, the wave generation and the convergence of the hybrid model are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018
PublisherInternational Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9781880653876
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018 - Sapporo, Japan
Duration: 10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference
ISSN (Print)1098-6189
ISSN (Electronic)1555-1792


Conference28th International Ocean and Polar Engineering Conference, ISOPE 2018


  • FNPT-NS solver
  • Focusing wave
  • FPSO
  • Hybrid method

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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