### Free-Surface Wave Interaction with a Very Large Floating Structure

WANG Ying-guang (王迎光)

1. (Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering; State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240, China)
2. (Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering; State Key Laboratory of Ocean Engineering, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai 200240, China)
• Online:2014-12-31 Published:2014-12-08
• Contact: WANG Ying-guang (王迎光) E-mail:wyg110@sjtu.edu.cn

Abstract: The free-surface wave interaction with a pontoon-type very large floating structure (VLFS) is analyzed by utilizing a modal expansion method. The modal expansion method consists of separating the hydrodynamic analysis and the dynamic response analysis of the structure. In the dynamic response analysis of the structure, the deflection of the structure with various edge conditions is decomposed into vibration modes that can be arbitrarily chosen. Free-free beam model, pinned-free beam model and fixed-free beam model are three different types of edge conditions considered in this study. For each of these beam models, the detailed mathematical formulations for calculating the corresponding eigenvalues and eigenmodes have been given, and the mathematical formulations corresponding to the beam models of pinned-free beam and fixed-free beam are novel. For the hydrodynamic analysis of the structure, the boundary value problem (BVP) equations in terms of plate modes have been established, and the BVP equations corresponding to the beam models of pinned-free beam and fixedfree beam are also novel. When these BVP equations are solved numerically, the structure deflections and the wave reflection and transmission coefficients can be obtained. These calculation results point out some findings valuable for engineering design.

Key words: very large floating structure (VLFS)| modal expansion method| edge conditions| boundary value problem (BVP)

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