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Research

  • Development of technology for the massive application of composite materials in large marine structures.

    • The objective of this line is the development of computational tools to enable the design and assessment of large FRP marine structures.

    • Verification of the results (stresses in the torsion box) of the direct calculation of a 4253 TEU container ship for a loading condition with oblique waves (comparison between FRP and steel structure).

      Presentation of the prototype built in the FIBRESHIP project (see here)
    • References
      • R. Pacheco, D. Di Capua, J. García-Espinosa, O. Casals and T. Hakkarainen. Thermo-mechanical analysis of laminated composites shells exposed to fire. Summited to Composite Structures.
      • B. Serván Camas, D. Di Capua, J. García Espinosa. Fully 3D ship hydroelasticity: monolithic versus partitioned strategies for tight coupling. Submitted to Ocean Engineering.
  • Hydrodynamic analysis of vessels.
    • The current objective of this line is the development and application of advanced computational tools for the analysis and optimization of ship hulls.
    • Analysis of a planning craft in head waves
    • References
      • J. Colom Cobb, J. García-Espinosa, B. Servan Camas, P. Nadukandi. A Second Order Semi-Lagrangian Particle Finite Element Method for Fluid Flows. Computational Particle Mechanics (2019).
      • J. García-Espinosa, B. Servan Camas. A non-linear finite element method on unstructured meshes for added resistance in waves. Ships and offshore structures (2018). 14:2, 153-164.
  • Ship structures / fluid-structure interaction
    • The current objective of this line is the development and application of advanced computational tools for the direct analysis of ship structures (including structural health monitoring solutions).
    • Detailed direct analysis of a container ship
    • References
      • 1. B. Serván Camas, D. Di Capua, J. García Espinosa. Fully 3D ship hydroelasticity: monolithic versus partitioned strategies for tight coupling. Submitted to Ocean Engineering.
  • Development, validation and demonstration of a semi-lagrangian algorithm to analyze the navigation in ice of ships.
    • The objective of this line is the development of a semi-lagrangian computational analysis tool for the navigation in ice of ship.
    • Tests of navigation in ice with the Hespérides ship model in the ETSIN-UPM model basin (45% ice coverage).

      Computational analysis of the navigation in ice of the Herpérides hull.