In continuation of , this paper presents the progress made towards the development of a new modeling tool based on the Weak-Scatterer approaches. Recent developments are the coupling of the fluid and body solver in order to predict the free motion response of the body. Pressure field over the wetted area is obtained by solving an additional boundary value problem for the time derivative of the velocity potential. Tanizawa’s  and Cointe’s  formulations for the acceleration condition on the body are revisited. Numerical prediction with the present method for a submerged body in vertical free motion is presented and energy conservation is verified. In order to adapt the mesh to the moving body geometry, advanced mesh moving schemes have been integrated based on radial basis functions  and spring analogy methods. In this way it is possible to solve the problem with an Arbitrary Euler Lagrangian formalism and preserve the order of the numerical scheme. However moving mesh methods are limited in time and automatic remeshing generation algorithms have been integrated in order to enable simulating longer durations. Finally, comparisons of wave diffraction and radiation predicted by linear theory, a fully nonlinear BEM solver and the present method are shown.
Progresses in the Development of a Weakly-Nonlinear Wave Body Interaction Model Based on the Weak-Scatterer Approximation
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Chauvigné, C, Letournel, L, Babarit, A, Ducrozet, G, Bozonnet, P, Gilloteaux, J, & Ferrant, P. "Progresses in the Development of a Weakly-Nonlinear Wave Body Interaction Model Based on the Weak-Scatterer Approximation." Proceedings of the ASME 2015 34th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering. Volume 9: Ocean Renewable Energy. St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada. May 31–June 5, 2015. V009T09A022. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2015-41971
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