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Yan, S.; Ma, Q.; Cheng, X. (2012)
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: TA
Two floating structures in close proximity are very commonly seen in offshore engineering. They are often subjected to steep waves and, therefore, the transient effects on their hydrodynamic features are of great concern. This paper uses the quasi arbitrary Lagrangian-Eulerian finite element method (QALE-FEM), based on the fully nonlinear potential theory (FNPT), to numerically investigate the interaction between two three-dimensional (3D) floating structures, which undergoes motions with 6 degrees of freedom (DOFs), and are subjected to waves with different incident angles. The transient behaviours of floating structures, the effect of the accompanied structures and the nonlinearity on the motion of and the wave loads on the structures are the main focuses of the study.

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