Numerical Study of Damaged Ship Motion in Waves

  • Zhiliang Gao
  • Qiuxin Gao
  • Dracos VassalosEmail author
Part of the Fluid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (FMIA, volume 119)


An integrated numerical method, which couples a seakeeping solver and a Navier-Stokes (NS) solver with the volume of fluid (VOF) model, has been developed to study the behavior of a damage ship in waves. The dynamics of water flooding and sloshing in the compartments were calculated by the NS solver, while the hydrodynamic forces induced by the sea wave on the external hull surface were calculated using the seakeeping solver. To validate its performance, the solver was applied to the flooding problem of a damaged Ro-Ro ferry in regular beam seas. The computed results are satisfactory in comparison with the experimental data.


Flooding Damaged ship motion Floodwater motion Interactive dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Ship Stability Research Centre, Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine EngineeringUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

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