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Naval Off-Shore and Wave CFD with OpenFOAM

Posted By: Hrvoje Jasak
Date:Tue, 26 Apr 2016, 12:09 p.m.

Wikki Ltd. is pleased to announce an industry focused User Day dedicated to

"CFD in Naval Hydrodynamics, Off-Shore and Wave Modelling with OpenFOAM".

The User day will be held on 23 May 2016 in London.

The objective of the User Day is to present the capabilities of the Naval Hydro Pack produced by Wikki. The Naval Hydro Pack extends the capabilities of foam-extend, a community driven fork of OpenFOAM® in naval hydrodynamics CFD applications such as wave and current loading on fixed and floating ship hulls and off-shore structures, coastal wave dynamics and wave scour simulations.

Focus will be given to the presentation of validation and verification results, user testimonials and mesh generation issues for a range of naval hydrodynamics problems. The event includes the reports from

- Offshore Technology Conference (OTC), 2-5 May 2016 - SHOPERA: 3rd Public Workshop 13-15th April 2016 - Tokyo 2015: A Workshop on CFD in Ship Hydrodynamics, 2-4 December 2015 - TULCS EU FP 7 Project: Tools for Ultra Large Container Ships In-house validation and verification

and examples of the use of FOAM naval hydrodynamics tools over a range of validation and design studies:

1) Naval hydrodynamics with FOAM: overview of physical modelling

2) Naval hydrodynamics simulations

Sloshing, slamming and water wave impact on structures

Green water simulations

Steady resistance simulations of ship hulls

Sinkage and trim simulations

Drift angle simulations

Forced oscillation simulations and constrained motion cases (heave and roll damping)

3) Meshing with Pointwise

4) Wave modelling in free surface flows

Incoming wave conditions: regular and irregular waves

Coupling of incoming waves with CFD flow simulations: relaxation zone approach

Implementation and validation of the SWENSE solver for seakeeping simulations

Sea-keeping simulations for ship hulls

5) Irregular sea states and freak wave modelling

Wave packet focusing techniques and irregular and 2-D sea state spectra

Higher Order Spectrum solver in FOAM

Generation of freak waves

Freak wave impact on fixed and floating objects

6) Constrained objects and maneuvering simulations:

Interface to external wave modelling and mooring system solvers

Global performance simulations for spar and semi-sub platforms

Modelling of ship propulsors

Simulation of free sailing and prescribed trajectory

7) Compressibility effects in free surface flows

The Workshop shall be followed by an open floor discussion of results and further physical modelling in free surface flows for off-shore and naval hydrodynamics. Hands-on trial of the Naval Hydro Pack will be available during the User Day

During the User Day, hands-on session with the Naval Hydro pack shall be available.

Invited speakers:

Prof. Hrvoje Jasak, Wikki Ltd: presenting the Naval Hydro pack produced by Wikki Dr. Steven Downie, Arup: presenting experiences of the use of OpenFOAM® in off-shore simulations Mr. Vuko Vukcevic, Uni Zagreb: presenting seakeeping and added wave resistance results and implementation of the SWENSE solver Mr. John Stone, Pointwise: High quality meshing of ship hulls

Agenda: 09.00 - 09.30 Welcome and Registration 09.30 - 10.00 Introduction to FOAM in naval hydrodynamics and the Naval Hydro Pack by Wikki 10.00 - 10.30 Naval hydrodynamics simulations 10.30 - 11.00 Coffee and refreshments 11.00 - 11.30 Meshing with Pointwise 11.30 - 12.15 Wave modelling in free surface flows 12.15 - 13.00 Lunch and poster session 13.00 - 13.30 User testimonial: Arup 13.30 - 14.15 Naval hydrodynamics simulations: Tokyo and SHOPERA Validation reports 14.15 - 15.00 Hands-on software demo: Naval Hydro Pack 15.00 - 15.30 Afternoon tea 15.30 - 16.15 Irregular sea states, Higher Order Spectrum and freak wave modelling 16.15 - 17.00 Advanced topics and maneuvering simulations 17.00 - 17.30 Open discussion 17.30 Close

Date and Location:

The event will take place on Monday 23 May 2016 between 9.00 and 17.30 h at

Southbank House Black Prince Road London SE1 7SJ United Kingdom

The registration fee for the workshop is GBP 100 and advance registration is required. For registration and further details please contact

Web page:

OpenFOAM® is a registered trade mark of OpenCFD Limited, producer and distributor of the OpenFOAM software. This offering is not approved or endorsed by OpenCFD Limited, producer and distributor of the OpenFOAM software and owner of the OpenFOAM® and OpenCFD® trade marks.

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