Rational Assessment of Fluid Impact Loads

  • Alexander KorobkinEmail author
  • Sime Malenica


The safe operation of ships is a high priority task in order to protect the ship, the personnel, the cargo and the wider environment. A methodology for the rational and reliable assessment of the structural integrity and thus safety of ships and their cargos at sea has been developed. Central to this methodology is a set of mathematical models, the conditions of their use, and the links between them, which were designed to improve the predictions of wave impact loads acting on ships. The models, together with the methodology of their use, were utilised by the ship certification industry bringing benefits through recognised quality assurance systems and certification.


Computational Fluid Dynamics Contact Region Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis Tank Wall Insulation System 
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The present study was supported in parts by the Bureau Veritas, the FP7 project Tools for Ultra Large Container Ships (TULCS) (2009–2012), the Royal Society International Joint Project: Free-surface separation from a body which starts to move suddenly (2009–2011) and the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences award for the workshop on Mathematical challenges and modeling of hydroelasticity Edinburgh, June 2010. The second author acknowledges the support of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MEST) through GCRC-SOP.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Bureau VeritasNeuilly-sur-Seine, ParisFrance

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