We investigate the physics of ocean waves offshore and nearshore via development of numerical models. The models are validated through physical model scale testing. The research is used for improved accuracy of wave force predictions on structures, wave run-up, wave impact loading and establishment of MetOcean conditions.
We predict the behaviour of systems in which fluid loading modifies structural motions and vice versa. Many marine structures (fixed supported and floating) and wind-excited slender structures fall into this category. Examples include renewable energy systems in wind and wave environment. We further work on damper developments to suppress undesirable structural vibrations.
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