Hydrodynamic simulation of the semi-submersible wind float by investigating mooring systems in irregular waves

Yu Hsien Lin, Cheng Hao Yang

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The present study aims to implement the software ANSYS AQWA to discuss the hydrodynamic analysis of the DeepCwind semi-submersible floating platform in waves based on the potential flow theory by considering the second-order wave exciting force. In this study, the linearized potential-flow hydrodynamic radiation and diffraction problems in the frequency domain were firstly solved by adopting the three-dimensional panel method. Subsequently, the hydrodynamic coefficients and wave loading data were transformed to time domain forms by the Cummins time domain equation as a system loading input. Furthermore, the quadratic transfer function (QTF) matrices with different frequencies and directions deduced based on the near field integration over the mean wetted hull surface were adopted for the calculation of slow-drift forces. In order to represent the damping in a real system for modeling potential flow without Morison's elements, an additional quadratic damping matrix was added to capture the viscous drag. Eventually, both of the dynamic mooring model based on the lump-mass (LM) approach and the quasi-static mooring model based on the multi-segmented, quasi-static (MSQS) approach are introduced to discuss the mooring effect on the platform hydrodynamics. The effect of wave heading angles on the platform motion is considered as an influential parameter as well.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4267
JournalApplied Sciences (Switzerland)
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • Instrumentation
  • General Engineering
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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