Calculation of Wave Forces on Offshore Wind Turbine Jacket Sub-structures using REEF3D
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Throughout the thesis work, the literature on computational fluid dynamics is reviewed and governing equations of the REEF3D are studied. Two different laboratory experiment setups are replicated in the numerical wave tank. The results of the simulations are further validated through comparisons with the experimental datasets. The numerical waves are visualised in the ParaView open-source software. Moreover, the theoretical estimation of the dynamic forces through the application of Morison equation is performed using MATLAB software. Then the theoretical results are compared to the numerical model and experimental data. The 3D numerical models achieved during the work are highly accurate and represent good approximations for the total dynamic forces.