Three-dimensional solution of the diffraction force on a ship in wave

M. Ch Fang, R. Y. Chen

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Abstract

The paper presents a three-dimensional solution for the exciting forces and moments on a ship in waves. Basically the general formulations are based on the source distribution technique, by which the ship hull surface is regarded as the assembly of many panels. With the simplified free surface condition, the influence of ship speed on the hydrodynamic forces is then considered through its modifications of the pressure calculation, body boundary condition and additional contour integral along the interaction of hull surface and the free surface. Three algorithms for treating the corresponding Green functions are used, i.e. (1) The Hess & Smith algorithm for the part of simple source l/r. (2) The complex plane contour integral of Shen & Farell's algorithm for the Double integral of steady flow. (3) The series expansions of Telste & Noblesse's algorithm for the part of Cauchy principal value integral of unsteady flow. The present study reveals that the effect of steady flow is generally small, but it still cannot be neglected in some cases especially for the ship in oblique waves. It is also found that the suitable selection for the body mesh distribution is important by using the present technique.

Original languageEnglish
Pages551-558
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Jan 1
EventProceedings of the 1998 8th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Part 3 (of 4) - Montreal, Can
Duration: 1998 May 241998 May 29

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OtherProceedings of the 1998 8th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Part 3 (of 4)
CityMontreal, Can
Period98-05-2498-05-29

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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Fang, M. C., & Chen, R. Y. (1998). Three-dimensional solution of the diffraction force on a ship in wave. 551-558. Paper presented at Proceedings of the 1998 8th International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference. Part 3 (of 4), Montreal, Can, .