Dynamic draft study with constant environmental variables
ITMATI, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Universidade de A Coruña
Logistics and Transport
Development of a vessel draft prediction tool for the optimization of port management.
Challenges and goals
- Identification of the most relevant hydrodynamic phenomena under constant environmental conditions.
- Mathematical modelling of the hydrostatic and hydrodynamic problems and its numerical resolution to obtain the dynamic draft of a ship.
Mathematical and computational methods
- Hydrodynamic model: linear, incompressible fluids and use of velocity potentials.
- Physical problem with unbounded domain: PML technique (Perfectly Matched Layers).
- Computational domain: Automatic generation of geometries and meshes.
Results and Benefits
- The computation of the dynamic draft using the ShipFEM code is efficient and accurate.
- This code has been included in the port consulting tool: i4cast.ç
- Its integration leads to a more complete and competitive tool in the market.
- An intelligent system that helps in making decisions through monitoring.
- Prediction of oceanic and climatic conditions.
- Simulation of the influence of environmental conditions on port operations in each vessel.