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 K. Ravindra Babu,R. Datta,A. Bhattacharyya.Numerical Investigation of Heave and Pitch Motion Effects on Green Water Loading for a Floating Body[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2019,(4):457-471.[doi:10.1007/s11804-019-00118-1]
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Numerical Investigation of Heave and Pitch Motion Effects on Green Water Loading for a Floating Body


Numerical Investigation of Heave and Pitch Motion Effects on Green Water Loading for a Floating Body
K. Ravindra Babu R. Datta A. Bhattacharyya
K. Ravindra Babu R. Datta A. Bhattacharyya
Department of Ocean Engineering&Naval Architecture, IIT-Kharagpur, Kharagpur 721302, India
Green water impact pressureRelative wave heightVertical bow motionHeave and pitch motionsWave steepnessFloating body
In this paper, the influence of heave and pitch motions on green water impact on the deck is numerically investigated. The vessel motions are determined using a potential theory based method and provided as input to finite volume based CFD computations of green water phenomenon. A dynamic mesh approach is adopted to determine instantaneous body positioning in the fluid domain. Detailed validation studies with published experimental results for 2D and 3D fixed vessel cases are initially performed to validate the present numerical approach before studying the moving vessel problem. The results show that inclusion of heave and pitch motion changes the disturbed wave field near the bow which influences the free surface as well as the impact loading due to green water. The effect of wave steepness on green water impact is also investigated and it is seen that the present numerical method is capable of capturing green water load. It is observed that the effects of vessel motions on green water load are not negligible and one should consider this effect too. The incorporation of vessel motions in the vertical plane affects the green water loading on the deck.


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Received date:2017-10-13;Accepted date:2019-04-22。
Corresponding author:K. Ravindra Babu,ravindra.kudupudi@iitkgp.ac.in
Last Update: 2020-02-04