January 31, 2018
During the 2017 Ocean Offshore & Arctic Engineering (OMAE) conference, OFFshore ITRH Chief Investigator Dr Wenhua Zhao invited Prof Bernard Molin from the École Centrale de Marseille, France, to visit UWA. We are excited to announce that Prof Molin will spend two weeks with the Project Two: Wave-Structure interaction team in early March 2018. During his visit, Prof Molin will give a public lecture at UWA and deliver a half-day training course on moonpool and gap resonance for both academics and members of the local offshore industry.
Prof Molin is a world renowned professor in Offshore Engineering. His recent involvement has included hydrodynamics of offshore structures, vortex induced vibrations, slamming, moon-pool/gap resonance, sloshing in tanks and motion coupling, run-up effects and slow-drift excitation. This research covers most of the key aspects in fluid-structure interaction, which are exactly the emerging needs for the OFFshore ITRH and the offshore industry in Australia. He was named as the 22nd Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecturer (1999-2000) in recognition of his many outstanding contributions to offshore hydrodynamics, and has been the Editor-in-Chief for the high quality offshore engineering journal “Applied Ocean Research”. As the most recognized Offshore Hydrodynamic expert in France, his book titled “Hydrodynamics of Offshore Structures” (in French) has been used as the key reference throughout French universities and the offshore industry.
Prof Molin’s visit will help the OFFshore ITRH to develop new opportunities for collaboration with European universities and the associated offshore industry. Stay tuned for further details.