Estimation of Wave Loads Acting on Stationary Floating Body Using Viscous Numerical Wave Tank Technique Kim, Kyung-Mi; Heo, Jae-Kyung; Jeong, Se-Min; Park, Jong-Chun; Kim, Wu-Joan; Cho, Yong-Jin;
In the present study, a flow analysis for estimating the wave loads acting on a stationary floating body inside a viscous numerical wave tank was performed using the commercial software FLUENT. The governing equations for the viscous and incompressible fluid motion were the continuity and Navier-Stokes equations, and a piston-type wavemaker was employed to reproduce wave environments. First, the optimal simulation conditions were derived through numerical tests for the wavemaker and wave absorber, and then the wave loads and wave run-up on a vertical truncated cylinder were estimated and compared with the experimental and other numerical results.
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