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Numerical Study of Current and Wind Forces Acting on Two Floating Bodies in Tandem Configuration
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Numerical Study of Current and Wind Forces Acting on Two Floating Bodies in Tandem Configuration
Hong, Jang-Pyo; Nam, Bo Woo; Yoon, Kyoung-Won; Kim, Young-Sik; Sung, Hong-Gun;
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 Abstract
In this study, the characteristics of the current and wind forces acting on two floating bodies were numerically investigated using a commercial CFD software, STAR-CCM+. In the numerical analyses, LNGC was located right behind FSRU under uniform current or wind conditions. Steady calculations were carried out using a Reynolds averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) solver and the realized k-epsilon model. First, the current coefficients of FSRU based only the CFD were compared with the model test data. Through this comparison, the present numerical models and mesh systems were indirectly verified. Next, computations for FSRU and LNGC in a uniform current were performed using different relative positions. It was found that the current coefficients were great affected by the longitudinal positions. Finally, the wind forces acting on FSRU and LNGC in tandem configurations were studied. The focus was on the shielding effects due to the aerodynamic interactions between FSRU and LNGC.
 Keywords
Shielding effect;CFD;current;Tandem configuration;Drag;
 Language
Korean
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