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Front Energies has developed an efficient CFD-based Numerical Wave Tank with wave coupling by new High-Level Spectral method and Mooring / Riser coupling by open-source software

Why Numerical Wave Basin?

  • Verification and calibration of GP tools by physical model test or CFD is an essential part of offshore floater design

  • CFD-based Numerical Wave Basin can save time and cost of the verification process

Status Quo

  • Full 3-hr simulation in NWB takes 3 – 5 days.

  • Longer simulation time raises other costs

FE Numerical Wave Basin: FE wave©  

  • 3-hr GP simulation in one day

  • Wave coupling by new High-Level Spectral (HLS) method

  • Mooring / Riser coupling by open-source software MoorDyn in parallel

  • More than 10,000 times less data storage

  • Parallel Time Segment technique to reduce computing time by factor of 35%

 

Applications

  • Global performance and air gap analysis

  • Screening of wave impact events for wave impact simulations

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