Virtual Wave Basin – CFD in the Design of Offshore Floating Platforms
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

If you’re involved in the design or operation of Offshore Floating Platforms and would like to find out more about the use of simulation to understand, improve or mitigate the effects listed below, then this webcast is for you.

  • Vortex Induced Motion (VIM)
  • Slam loads, air gap and green water
  • Scale-up from model to full scale
  • Hull drag and topside wind loads
  • Ringing of Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs) and Gravity Based Structures (GBSs)
  • Global performance
  • Riser Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV)
  • Sloshing loads

Offshore Floating Platforms are required to survive extreme environments, including large waves and hurricane force winds, over several decades of operation. Historically, designers have relied on a combination of Potential Flow codes, physical tests and experience. While each of these brings value to the design process, gaps and uncertainties remain. Advances in software and hardware technology, as well as success validating CFD methods demonstrates that companies such as Technip are now routinely applying CFD, or the Virtual Wave Basin in projects, enabling them to deliver a better product with reduced risks and uncertainties.

Guest presentation from Technip

As an industry leader in offshore floating platforms, Technip is constantly innovating in the design and construction of these complex systems by taking advantage of modern design tools like numerical simulation. This presentation provides examples of how they have deployed numerical simulation in the design spiral of offshore platforms for cost-effective, faster and efficient design.

Alex Read
Jang Kim
Ian Pegler
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