Special Issue "Dynamic Response of Marine Structures under Wave Action"
A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020).
Interests: wave-structure interaction; coastal and offshore structures; extreme events analysis; probabilistic design; CFD; physical modelling; wave mechanics; structural dynamics; wave energy
Interests: coastal structures like breakwaters (e.g. rubble mound, caissons, and floating); revetments; flood barriers; bed protections
Interests: physical and numerical modelling of wave generation and propagation; wave-structure interaction; stability of coastal and submarine structures; behaviour of floating structures; hydrodynamics; non-linear behaviour of long-waves in shallow waters
The earth is experiencing climate change and as a result it is likely that the frequency and intensity of extreme waves will increase. This requires the design of new reliable and economically viable marine structures, as well as the assessment of the existing ones. Marine structures, in the broadest sense (i.e. coastal, offshore and renewable marine energy), are mainly designed to withstand wave action. However, common design approaches are based on a static assumption that might lead to a misleading estimation of the design stresses, especially when considering rigid (concrete, steel, or masonry) structures. It is, indeed, of great importance to properly assess the dynamic response of these structures exposed to the breaking and non-breaking wave action. Based on the findings of two recent ongoing research projects, the UK based STORMLAMP and the Dutch DynaHicS, as well as the ongoing research activities on the hydro-RTHS (hydrodynamic real-time simulation) carried out in the framework of the US NHERI Program (Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure), we identified the importance of disseminating the most update scientific knowledge about this topic that fuses two fascinating engineering sectors, hydraulics and structural engineering.
In accordance, this Special Issue aims to disseminate research articles, review articles and case studies on topics including:
- Dynamic response of marine structures under wave loadings;
- Dynamic characterization of marine structures;
- Characterization of dynamic loads on rigid structures;
- Characterization of the impulsive wave loadings;
- Hydro-elastic numerical and physical modelling of marine structures;
- Best practice on dynamic based structural health monitoring of marine structures.
- Recent development in the aereo/hydro RTHS techniques for deformable floating structures modelling
Dr. Alessandro Antonini
Dr. Bas Hofland
Dr. Pedro Lomonaco
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- Coastal structures
- Offshore structures
- Structural dynamics
- Hydro-elastic numerical modelling
- Hydro-elastic physical modelling
- Aereo/hydro RTHS modelling
- Marine structure monitoring
- Wave loadings