Development of New Lagrangian Computational Methods for Ice-Ship Interaction Problems: NICESHIP Project

  • Julio García-EspinosaEmail author
  • Eugenio Oñate
  • Borja Serván Camas
  • Miguel Angel Celigueta
  • Salva Latorre
  • Jonathan Colom-Cobb
Part of the Computational Methods in Applied Sciences book series (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 54)


This document presents the activities carried out to date (04/2019) in the project ‘Development of new Lagrangian computational methods for ice-ship interaction problems’ (NICE-SHIP). The NICE-SHIP project aims at developing a new generation of computational methods, based on the integration of innovative Lagrangian particle-based and finite element procedures for the analysis of the operation of a vessel in an iced sea, taking into account the different possible conditions of the ice. It is expected that the computational analysis techniques to be developed in NICE-SHIP will allow ice-class vessel designers to accurately evaluate the loads acting on the structure of a ship navigating in iced-seas and, in particular, to determine the ice resistance of the ship in different ice conditions.


Navigation in ice Ice-ship interaction Computational model Discrete Element Method Semi-Lagrangian Particle Finite Element Method 



This work has been partially supported by the NICE-SHIP project under the NICOP Award N62909-16-1-2236 issued by the Office of Naval Research Global. This support is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio García-Espinosa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eugenio Oñate
    • 2
    • 3
  • Borja Serván Camas
    • 4
  • Miguel Angel Celigueta
    • 2
    • 3
  • Salva Latorre
    • 2
    • 3
  • Jonathan Colom-Cobb
    • 4
  1. 1.CIMNE MARINE. C/ Pla del Palau, 18, FNB (BarcelonaTech)BarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.CIMNE, Barcelona, c/Jordi Girona s/n Campus Nord UPC, Edifici C1BarcelonaSpain
  3. 3.Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - BarcelonaTechBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.CIMNE MARINE, c/Escar 6-8, Edificio NT3 FNBBarcelonaSpain

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