Special Issue "Applications of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Marine and Offshore Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 January 2019).
Interests: computational aerodynamics and hydrodynamics; numerical wave tanks; Cartesian cut cell and overset grid; wave structure interaction; offshore renewable energy
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Interests: numerical wave simulation; level set method; wave interaction with structure; renewable ocean energy; coastal reservoir; ocean engineering
Interests: wave breaking simulation; multiphase flow modelling; hydrodynamic impact; high-speed compressible flows; parallel computing
Over the last few decades, with the constant advances in computer technology and numerical techniques for solving underlying equations for free surface flow, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), in the form of numerical wave tank (NWT), has increasingly been adopted for and has become an integral part of the design and testing of new marine and offshore structures. A large number of commercial, in-house and open source CFD codes exist for the specific flow problem of wave structure interactions. However, due to the non-linear and even violent nature of the flow problem, which involves complex moving/deforming free surfaces, wave breaking and air entrainment, flow turbulence and fluid compressibility effects as well as their interaction with moving/floating solid or compliant structures, further improvements to the accuracy, efficiency and robustness of the underlying flow solvers, including their efficient implementation on modern high-performance computing platforms are still required before they can be routinely applied, as a design tool, for real engineering practices.
The aim of this Special Issue is to disseminate the latest advancement in CFD techniques for flow problems arising from marine and offshore applications. A particular focus will be on the development and applications of high-fidelity and efficient numerical techniques for emerging offshore and marine engineering problems, e.g., modelling of wave interaction with multi-use platforms including offshore renewable energy and aquaculture devices. The scope of the special issue will include, but not limited to, the following topics:
- Review of the latest development in offshore and marine CFD;
- Novel CFD methods (mesh or particle based) for free surface flows;
- Violent wave impact on coastal and offshore structures including aeration and fluid compressibility effects;
- Modelling of novel offshore renewable energy devices and multi-use offshore platforms;
- Development and application of OpenFoam and other open sources CFD codes for offshore and marine engineering problems;
- Wave interaction with floating and/or flexible structures (hydro-elasticity);
- Integrated numerical wave tank through effective code coupling;
- Implementation of high performance computing in CFD.
Dr. Ling Qian
Prof. Hanbin Gu
Dr. Zhihua Ma
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- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
- Numerical wave tanks
- Wave impact on offshore and marine structures
- Breaking waves and air entrainment
- High performance computing
- Offshore and marine renewable energy devices
- Ship hydrodynamics and seakeeping
- Sloshing waves
- Wave interaction with compliant structures