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Computation of Nonlinear Hydrostatic Force and Position of a Floating Structure Considering the Coupled Large Inclined Angles
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Computation of Nonlinear Hydrostatic Force and Position of a Floating Structure Considering the Coupled Large Inclined Angles
Cha, Ju-Hwan; Ku, Namkug; Park, Kwang-Phil;
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When ships and offshore plants are flooded or the floating crane is equipped with a heavy object, these floating structures are excessively inclined. In this case, immersion, heel, and trim affecting the hydrostatic restoration performance are very large and are coupled each other. In this paper, in order to calculate a static equilibrium position of floating structures with excessive inclination, the nonlinear governing equations were constructed by sequential linearization. In the governing equation, the immersion, heel, and trim are fully coupled, and the equations are represented using a plane area, a primary moment, and a moment of inertia of the water plane area. Therefore, it is possible to calculate the additional factor related the water plane area for estimating stability. Position and orientation of the floating structure are obtained by iterative calculation. The calculated results are compared with the previous studies in the aspect to the performance and the accuracy.
Computational Hydrostatics;Floating Structure;Large Inclination;Nonlinear Hydrostatic Force;Static Equilibrium;
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