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Numerical and experimental studies of simple geometries in slamming
Constantinescu, A.; El Malki Alaoui, A.; Nême, A.; Jacques, N.; Rigo, P. (2011). Numerical and experimental studies of simple geometries in slamming. IJOPE 21(3): 216-224
In: International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering. International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE): Golden, Colo.. ISSN 1053-5381, more
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    VLIZ: Open Repository 240963 [ OMA ]

Author keywords
    Slamming; shock machine; fluid-structure interaction; ABAQUS/Explicit;coupled Eulerian-Lagrangian (CEL) simulations

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  • Constantinescu, A., more
  • El Malki Alaoui, A.
  • Nême, A.
  • Jacques, N.
  • Rigo, P., more

    The aim of this paper is to present a numerical and experimental study of slamming phenomena experienced by ships in service when their bottoms hit the water with a high velocity. Ship-bottom slamming is more often to the rapid ships, but large ocean-going vessels with big block coefficients may also be affected, especially in the ballast condition. The research work covers the finite element modeling of the impact between a rigid body and a free water surface, using 3 numerical approaches based on the finite element code ABAQUS, as well as the experimental slamming tests for validation.

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