Computational Particle Mechanics

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 321–329

Seakeeping with the semi-Lagrangian particle finite element method

  • Prashanth Nadukandi
  • Borja Servan-Camas
  • Pablo Agustín Becker
  • Julio Garcia-Espinosa

DOI: 10.1007/s40571-016-0127-2

Cite this article as:
Nadukandi, P., Servan-Camas, B., Becker, P.A. et al. Comp. Part. Mech. (2017) 4: 321. doi:10.1007/s40571-016-0127-2


The application of the semi-Lagrangian particle finite element method (SL–PFEM) for the seakeeping simulation of the wave adaptive modular vehicle under spray generating conditions is presented. The time integration of the Lagrangian advection is done using the explicit integration of the velocity and acceleration along the streamlines (X-IVAS). Despite the suitability of the SL–PFEM for the considered seakeeping application, small time steps were needed in the X-IVAS scheme to control the solution accuracy. A preliminary proposal to overcome this limitation of the X-IVAS scheme for seakeeping simulations is presented.


Particle finite element method Semi-Lagrangian formulations Seakeeping 

Funding information

Funder NameGrant NumberFunding Note
Office of Naval Research Global (US)
  • N62909-12-1-7101
European Research Council
  • 267521
  • 664910

Copyright information

© OWZ 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre Internacional de Mètodos Numèrics en Enginyeria (CIMNE)BarcelonaSpain

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