CFD simulation of wave run-up on a spar cylinder

Repalle, Nitin, Thiagarajan, Krish and Morris-Thomas, Michael (2007). CFD simulation of wave run-up on a spar cylinder. In: Peter Jacobs, Tim McIntyre, Matthew Cleary, David Buttsworth, David Mee, Rose Clements, Richard Morgan and Charles Lemckert, 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC). 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, (1091-1094). 3-7 December, 2007.

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Author Repalle, Nitin
Thiagarajan, Krish
Morris-Thomas, Michael
Title of paper CFD simulation of wave run-up on a spar cylinder
Conference name 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Conference location Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
Conference dates 3-7 December, 2007
Proceedings title 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC)
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher School of Engineering, The University of Queensland
Publication Year 2007
Year available 2007
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 978-1-864998-94-8
Editor Peter Jacobs
Tim McIntyre
Matthew Cleary
David Buttsworth
David Mee
Rose Clements
Richard Morgan
Charles Lemckert
Start page 1091
End page 1094
Total pages 4
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Abstract/Summary A spar is essentially a large cylindrical deep draft floating facility which is promising technology for deep sea platforms because of its excellent sea keeping characteristics and its ability to support either rigid or flexible risers. However one of the most important factors in keeping the spar platform stable is to accurately determine the required air gap (region between the mean water level and the freeboard). A Reynolds Averaged Navier Strokes (RANS) based model is presented to model the wave run-up around the spar cylinder. The model enables one to calculate the maximum wave heights that an offshore platform may face. Results, presented for a typical spar cylinder compare well with the expected results of past empirical methods found in the literature.
Subjects 290000 Engineering and Technology
Keyword Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: 16th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference
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