Computation of Second-Order Wave Forces on Offshore Structures

The objective of the intern’s research is to develop a computer program based on a panel-free method to predict the second-order wave loads on floating offshore structures which are critical for coupled mooring analysis. Integration of the mooring analysis computer program with a second-order wave loading analysis tool will allow for the coupled mooring line and vessel dynamics computation. Validation studies will be carried out for various platforms. The project will provide the offshore industry with a numerical tool to assess if a mooring system is designed for survival under operational and extreme conditions.

Hui Yin
Faculty Supervisor: 
Dr. Wei Qiu
Newfoundland and Labrador