Journal of Hydrodynamics

, Volume 22, Supplement 1, pp 225–230 | Cite as

High-order finite difference solution for 3D nonlinear wave-structure interaction

  • Guillaume DucrozetEmail author
  • Harry B. Bingham
  • Allan Peter Engsig-Karup
  • Pierre Ferrant
Computational Fluid Dynamics


This contribution presents our recent progress on developing an efficient fully-nonlinear potential flow model for simulating 3D wave-wave and wave-structure interaction over arbitrary depths (i.e. in coastal and offshore environment). The model is based on a high-order finite difference scheme OceanWave3D presented in [1, 2]. A nonlinear decomposition of the solution into incident and scattered fields is used to increase the efficiency of the wave-structure interaction problem resolution. Application of the method to the diffraction of nonlinear waves around a fixed, bottom mounted circular cylinder are presented and compared to the fully nonlinear potential code XWAVE as well as to experiments.

Key Words

High-Order Finite Differences Nonlinear Decomposition Scattering OceanWave3D XWAVE 


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© China Ship Scientific Research Center 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Ducrozet
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Harry B. Bingham
    • 2
  • Allan Peter Engsig-Karup
    • 3
  • Pierre Ferrant
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique des Fluides Ecole Centrale de NantesNantesFrance
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.Department Informatics and Mathematical ModelingTechnical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark

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