China Ocean Engineering

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 14–25 | Cite as

Oblique Wave-Induced Responses of A VLFS Edged with A Pair of Inclined Perforated Plates

  • Yong Cheng
  • Chun-yan Ji
  • Gang-jun Zhai
  • Gaidai Oleg


This paper is concerned with the hydroelastic responses of a mat-like, rectangular very large floating structure (VLFS) edged with a pair of horizontal/inclined perforated anti-motion plates in the context of the direct coupling method. The updated Lagrangian formulae are applied to establish the equilibrium equations of the VLFS and the total potential formula is employed for fluids in the numerical model including the viscous effect of the perforated plates through the Darcy’s law. The hybrid finite element-boundary element (FE-BE) method is implemented to determine the response reduction of VLFS with attached perforated plates under various oblique incident waves. Also, the numerical solutions are validated against a series of experimental tests. The effectiveness of the attached perforated plates in reducing the deflections of the VLFS can be significantly improved by selecting the proper design parameters such as the porous parameter, submergence depth, plate width and inclination angle for the given sea conditions.


very large floating structure (VLFS) anti-motion device hydroelastic response numerical analysis experiment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong Cheng
    • 1
  • Chun-yan Ji
    • 1
  • Gang-jun Zhai
    • 2
  • Gaidai Oleg
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Naval Architecture and Ocean EngineeringJiangsu University of Science and TechnologyZhenjiangChina
  2. 2.Deepwater Engineering Research CenterDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  3. 3.Centre for Ships and Ocean StructuresNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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