A Zonal CFD Approach for Fully Nonlinear Simulations of Two Vessels in Launch and Recovery Operations

Lead Research Organisation: Manchester Metropolitan University
Department Name: Sch of Computing, Maths and Digital Tech


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Chen H (2023) Analysis of convergence behavior for the overset mesh based numerical wave tank in OpenFOAM in Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering

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Chen H (2020) CFD Simulation of Wave Energy Converters in Focused Wave Groups Using Overset Mesh in International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering

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Lin Z (2021) Simulating focused wave impacts on point absorber wave energy converters in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Engineering and Computational Mechanics

Description A new CFD code based on the overset meshing technique has been developed and applied to study the interaction between two boat of different sizes under high sea states.
Exploitation Route The findings from the study could be used by the relevant industry for an improved design of products and safer operations.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy

Description The impact of this work is recorded against grant ref EP/N008847/1.
Sector Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy
Description BAE Systems 
Organisation BAE Systems
Department BAE Systems Maritime – Naval Ships
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing CFD codes for modeling hydrodynamics during marine launch and recovery operations.
Collaborator Contribution Providing data for the geometry and dimensions of the vessels to be used in the modeling work.
Impact None at the moment.
Start Year 2015
Title OpenFOAM based CFD model for wave structure interaction simulations 
Description The overset mesh solver in OpenFOAM has been further developed for modelling wave interaction with floating offshore structures. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2020 
Impact The code has been adopted and further developed for other EPSRC funded projects.