A non-linear finite element method on unstructured meshes for added resistance in waves
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In this work a finite element method is proposed to solve the problem of estimating the added resistance of a ship in waves in the time domain and using unstructured meshes. Two different schemes are used to integrate the corresponding free surface kinematic and dynamic boundary conditions: the first one based on streamlines integration; and the second one based on the streamline-upwind Petrov–Galerkin stabilisation. The proposed numerical schemes have been validated in different test cases, including towing tank tests with monochromatic waves. The results obtained in this work show the suitability of the present method to estimate added resistance in waves in a computationally affordable manner.
CitationGarcia, J.; Serván, B. A non-linear finite element method on unstructured meshes for added resistance in waves. "Ships and offshore structures", 15 Juny 2018, vol. 14, núm. 2, p. 153-164.