Numerical Study of Current and Wind Forces Acting on Two Floating Bodies in Tandem Configuration

직렬 배치된 두 부유체에 작용하는 조류력 및 풍력 특성에 관한 수치해석 연구

  • Received : 2014.05.14
  • Accepted : 2014.10.24
  • Published : 2014.10.31


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.


Shielding effect;CFD;current;Tandem configuration;Drag


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Grant : 심해공학수조 운용을 위한 연구 인프라 구축 및 심해플랜트 Pre-Feed 원천 핵심기술 개발, LNG FSRU 구조물-계류시스템 설계핵심 기술 개발

Supported by : 한국해양과학기술진흥원, 산업기술평가관리원