This paper presents experimental and numerical studies into the hydrodynamic loading of a bottom-hinged large buoyant flap held rigidly upright in waves. Possible applications and limitations of physical experiments, a linear potential analytical method, a linear potential numerical method, a weakly non-linear tool and RANS CFD simulations are discussed. Different domains of applicability of these research techniques are highlighted considering the validity of underlying assumptions, complexity of application and feasibility in terms of resources like time and computing power needed to obtain results. Conclusions are drawn regarding the future extension of the numerical methods to the case of a moving flap.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Twenty-second (2012) International Offshore and Polar Engineering Conference|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2012|
|Event||ISOPE - Rhodes, Greece|
Duration: 01 Jun 2012 → 01 Jun 2012
|Period||01/06/2012 → 01/06/2012|