Numerical Analysis of Four Circular Columns in Square Array and Wave Interaction

파랑과 정사각형 배열의 원형 기둥 구조물의 상호작용 수치해석

  • Song, Seongjin (Department of Ocean Engineering, Korea Maritime and Ocean University) ;
  • Park, Sunho (Department of Ocean Engineering, Korea Maritime and Ocean University)
  • 송성진 (한국해양대학교 해양공학과) ;
  • 박선호 (한국해양대학교 해양공학과)
  • Received : 2017.06.01
  • Accepted : 2017.08.28
  • Published : 2017.08.31


Accurate prediction of wave-structure interactions is important in the safety and design cost effectiveness of fixed and floating offshore structures exposed to extreme environmental conditions. In this study, regular waves and circular column structure interactions for four circular columns in regular waves are analyzed. To simulate 3D two-phase flow, open source computational fluid dynamics libraries, called OpenFOAM, were used. When the four circular columns are arranged in a square array, the interactions according to the incident slopes of the regular waves are analyzed. The wave run-up in the circular column surface was compared according to the slope of the incident wave. It was confirmed that high amplitude waves are generated between the circular columns due to the interaction between the circular column and the incident wave. It is expected that this analytical result will be used as the basic data of the study on the air gap due to the interaction between the structure and incident wave.


Supported by : 미래창조과학부


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