Numerical Investigation of the Motion Characteristics of Cylindrical Floating Body in Waves Using the Volume of Fluid Method

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X Song
W Liu
T Xia

Abstract

In this paper, a numerical hydrodynamic performance assessment of a full scale cylindrical floating body with different damping devices is presented. The motion characteristics of the full scale cylindrical floating body are investigated in regular and irregular wave conditions with different wave heights and periods. A numerical wave tank based on the two-phase Volume of Fluid (VOF) model was established. Approaches to the computational domain and overset-grids were investigated and were found to be suitable. Grid convergence was undertaken for the simulations. The numerical wave tank was performed to analyse the motion characteristics of the cylindrical floating body with arbitrary devices under different wave conditions by using the VOF method with an overset-grid technique. The motion characteristics of the cylindrical floating body with different damping devices were numerically investigated to provide more information on the effect of damping devices on the hydrodynamic performance. The conclusions of this paper give guidance in the motion characteristics and the damping device prototype design to be adopted under the specified wave conditions. 


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