PUBINAR - Survivability and Structures

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19 September 2018 19:30 - 21:30
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Numerous structures are damaged by the violent impacts of waves that are either breaking or very close to breaking. Design formulae for estimating the magnitude of the impulsive pressures generated by breaking waves are largely derived from the results of laboratory tests rather than from an in-depth analysis of the fundamental mechanics. Under extreme wave conditions, results are uncertain due to scale effects: the hydrodynamics requires different model scales and the influence of the various effects is difficult to infer from small-scale experiments. During this talk, we will review a recent mathematical and computational modelling framework, based on elementary loading processes (ELPs), for the analysis of wave impacts on wave energy converters and slamming inside the tanks of liquefied natural gas carriers. We will attempt to answer the question​ "how large can the loads be?"

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Frederic Dias - Professor at University College Dublin


Upstairs at The Golf Tavern
30-31 Wrights Houses
EH10 4HR
United Kingdom

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