*VIRTUAL* – Hydroelasticity for Ship and Marine Technology

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Online Hydroelasticity for Ship and Marine Training Course


Study of hydro structure interactions in off-shore and naval applications is one of the major topics relevant for the design of the floating units. In order to properly assess the structural response, different technical issues needs to be solved and combined together within the dedicated design methodology. The first very important step in the analysis is the determination of the operational profile of the unit, which means the relevant combinations of the loading and the operational conditions (speed, heading etc), with the environmental conditions (wind, waves, current, etc). Once the operational profile defined, a dedicated deterministic hydro-structure interaction tools are necessary to assess the structural response for every component of the operational profile. Finally, the structural integrity criteria are verified, by using the deterministic results within the relevant design methodology which takes into account the stochastic nature of the process. All these aspects are covered by the courses and the special accent is put on the effects of hydroelasticity, which can become important in many practical situations both at global (springing & whipping) and at the local levels (slamming, sloshing, green water etc). Compared to the quasi-static hydro-structure analysis, the hydroelastic analysis is more complex and requires the solution of the hydrodynamic and structural problems at the same time.


Engineers, scientists and MSc, PhD students involved in the design of floating systems. Personnel from ship management companies, oil companies, classification societies and ship builders will benefit from attending this course. The course is innovative in both content & structure with a careful balance of theory & practice.


Day 1 – (09:00 – 14:30)

09:00 – 10:00 Lecture 1 Introduction & Environmental Conditions

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 11:15 Lecture 2 Loads on slender bodies

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Lecture 3 Loads on large bodies 1

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30 Lecture 4 Loads on large bodies 2

Day 2 – (09:00 – 14:30)

09:00 – 10:00 Lecture 5 Seakeeping & Global Performance Analysis

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 11:15 – Lecture 6 Structural response 1

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Lecture 7 Structural response 2 4

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30 Lecture 8 Structural response 3

Day 3: – (09:00 – 14:30)

09:00 – 10:00 Lecture 9 Use of CFD & Model testing

10:00 – 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 11:15 Lecture 10 Outline of the theories 1

11:15 – 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 – 12:30 Lecture 11 Outline of the theories 2

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

13:30 – 14:30 Lecture 12 Design methodologies & Conclusions

CV of Lecturer

Šime Malenica has Naval Architecture degree (1990) from University of Zagreb and PhD degree in Hydrodynamics (1994) from Paris VI University. After his PhD graduation he joined Bureau Veritas where he is still employed. He has been head of the hydro structure section team in the Research Department for a long time and in 2008 he became the Deputy Director of the Research Department. His main fields of research concerns the different aspects of hydro- structure interactions (linear, non- linear, frequency domain, time domain, quasi static and hydroelastic, local and global, ships and offshore…) and he was/is leading several national and international Research projects on those topics. His research activities include both theoretical and practical aspects of ship and off- shore hydrodynamics, and he published more than 150 papers both in scientific journals and at the specialized conferences. He is also Associate Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in Zagreb (Croatia ). From 2016 he is the corresponding member of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

Duration: 3 Days

Cost: £695 + Vat

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