Virtual Wave Basin
CFD in the Marine & Offshore Design Process

Date & Location:
September 23, 2014, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Houston Marriott West Loop by The Galleria, 1750 West Loop South, Houston, TX 77027 (Add to Calendar)

If you’re involved in the design or operation of offshore vessels or platforms, we are holding an educational seminar you shouldn't miss.
Oil and Gas Marine CFD simulation

Attend to learn more about the use of simulation to understand, improve or mitigate:

  • Vortex Induced Motion (VIM)
  • Slam loads, air gap and green water
  • Hull resistance
  • Scale-up from model to full scale
  • Hull drag and topside wind loads
  • Ringing of Tension Leg Platforms (TLPs) and Gravity Based Structures (GBSs)
  • Global performance
  • Riser Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV)
  • Sloshing loads
Offshore Floating Platforms are required to survive extreme environments like large waves and hurricane force winds over several decades of operation. Historically, designers have relied on a combination of Potential Flow codes, physical tests and experience. While each of these brings value to the design process, gaps and uncertainties remain. Advances in software and hardware technology, as well as success in validating CFD methods, mean companies routinely applying CFD or the Virtual Wave Basin in projects enable them to deliver a better product with reduced risks and uncertainties.

This seminar will feature presentations from leading companies in the marine and offshore industry, as well as experts from CD-adapco.
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Registration and Coffee
9:30 AM – 9:50 AM Alex Read, CD-adapco, Introduction
9:50 AM – 10:20 AM Houston Offshore Engineering (HOE), VIM Analysis of Deep Draft Column Stabilized Floaters
10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Dr Tim Yen, CD-adapco,9 Tanker Bulb Optimization using STAR-CCM+ & HEEDS
10:50 AM - 11:10 AM Bill Wiltse – STAR-CCM+ and EHP, Estimating Hull Performance, a new tool for reducing set-up time and ensuring best practices of hull resistance calculations
11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Break
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Technip, Virtual Wave Basin in the Design of Offshore Floaters
12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Bill Wiltse – STAR-CCM+ Demonstration for wave impacts on an offshore floater
12:20 PM - 1:20 PM Lunch
1:20 PM - 4:00 PM STAR-CCM+ Hands On Session

If you’re interested in discovering more about what’s involved in performing such analyses, the seminar will feature both live demonstrations of STAR-CCM+ and an opportunity to try it yourself with a hands-on session.

This event is free, but registration is required. Please complete the provided form to sign up.