Ensuring efficient operation of floating facilities and reliability during extreme sea states is a critical design requirement. The original aim of this project was to take a step forward in predictive capability through the development of numerical modelling technology to accurately simulate vessel motions, vessel-to-vessel interactions, and impact loading such as green water (sea water washed onto a vessel). This project used world-best numerical modelling capabilities to enable reliability-based analysis of complex wave-structure interactions. High-quality physical model testing and field observations from operating facilities were also be used to validate the models developed and allow uncertainty in the predictions to be reduced.
You can read about the key outcomes from Project Two in the OFFshore ITRH Research Compendium.