4th International Conference in Ocean Engineering (ICOE2018)

Indo-UK Workshop on Recent Advances in Wave-Structure Interaction, 18th Feb 2018

Hydrodynamic modelling forms the basis for many other modelling studies,viz., wave-structure interactions, sediment transport, morphology are being investigated. Wave- structure interaction plays a major role in the design of the marine and offshore structures, particularly during the extreme sea state. There has been advances in the general area of hydrodynamics worldwide in particular to improve the understanding of highly nonlinear wave-rigid or elastic structure interactions. Although, both physical and numerical modelling are employed, the later method had become more popular and handy in addressing a variety of problems, like slamming, green water, extreme roll response, etc.

The key is understand the issues related to the survivability and safe operation of these structures their behaviour in hostile marine environment experiencing extreme wave climate including that due to the sea level rise. This strongly relies on the reliability of hydrodynamic impact load predictions during the early design process to reliably quantify the expected loadings.

Capturing all of the physical processes involved in such extreme wave interaction with a freely floating deformable body requires an extremely computing-intensive simulation of high CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) resolution that is currently prohibitive for routine design purposes. Current research works like, coupling the efficient fully nonlinear potential theory (FNPT) with time-consuming mesh-based CFD model to accelerate the simulation by minimizing the computational domain that have been developed by IITM and City university, UK will be discussed in the workshop. Recent development of software by IITM to handle a number of complicated hydrodynamic problems including non-linear waves and their interaction with rigid, flexible fixed and floating structures will be presented and discussed.

  • Experimental and Numerical modelling– Recent Advances
  • Developments in FNPT based on FEM and BEM.
  • Developments in NS using Particle methods, such as SPH, MLPG
  • LBM
  • Developments in Openfoam
  • Developments in coastal models such as storm surge, Tsunamis
  • Developments in Hybrid Modelling

Important Date
Registration 15 - Jan - 2018
Selection and Shortlisting 1 - Feb - 2018
Workshop date 18 - Feb - 2018

Jointly Organized by
Department of Ocean Engineering IIT Madras, India
City, University of London, United Kingdom

The schedule of registration fee for the workshop is:
Registration Category Amount in INR Amount in USD
General Participants 8000 120
Student 5000 75

The above rates apply to those who register before 15th January 2018. A higher registration fee with an additional INR 3000 for each of the above category will apply for registrants after the deadline. To register, one may use the pre-registration form and mail it to the conference secretariat before the deadline. Registration can also be done online at the workshop website. Limited fellowships are available for students.

Important Dates

Author Registration deadline: Dec 22, 2017
Early bird registration: before Dec 31, 2017


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Dr. Nilanjan Shaha
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