Journal of Marine Science and Technology

, Volume 21, Issue 4, pp 742–757 | Cite as

Motion response prediction by hybrid panel-stick models for a semi-submersible with bracings

  • Yingyi Liu
  • Changhong HuEmail author
  • Makoto Sueyoshi
  • Hidetsugu Iwashita
  • Masashi Kashiwagi
Original article


A diffraction-radiation analysis is usually required when the hydrodynamic interactions between structural members occur in short waves. For bracings or small cylindrical members, which play important roles in the vicinity of the natural frequency of a floating platform, special care should be taken into account for the effect of viscous damping. Two hybrid panel-stick models are, therefore, developed, through the combination of the standard diffraction-radiation method and the Morison’s formulae, considering the effect of small members differently. The fluid velocity is obtained directly by the panel model. The viscous fluid force is calculated for individual members by the stick model. A semi-submersible type platform with a number of fine cylindrical structures, which is designed as a floating foundation for multiple wind turbines, is analyzed as a numerical example. The results show that viscous force has significant influence on the hydrodynamic behavior of the floating body and can successfully be considered by the proposed hybrid models.


Floating offshore wind turbine Semi-submersible Potential theory 



This research is supported in part by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B), MEXT (no. 15H04215). We would like to thank ClassNK (Nippon Kaiji Kyoukai), Oshima Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. Ltd., and Tsuneishi Holdings Corp. for funding this study and for permission to publish this paper. The first author gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the MEXT Scholarship (Grant no. 123471) from Japanese Government during the three-year Ph.D. research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yingyi Liu
    • 1
  • Changhong Hu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Makoto Sueyoshi
    • 2
  • Hidetsugu Iwashita
    • 3
  • Masashi Kashiwagi
    • 4
  1. 1.Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering ScienceKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  2. 2.Research Institute for Applied MechanicsKyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.Falculty of EngineeringHiroshima UniversityHigashi-HiroshimaJapan
  4. 4.Graduate School of EngineeringOsaka UniversitySuitaJapan

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