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A Computational Tool for Simulating Hydrodynamic Behavior of Multiple Vessels…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Commerce
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
57291
Program Year/Program:
2002 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2001-149
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Dynaflow, Inc.
10621-J Iron Bridge Rd. Jessup, MD 20794-9381
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2002
Title: A Computational Tool for Simulating Hydrodynamic Behavior of Multiple Vessels in a Harbor
Agency: DOC
Contract: DG1330-02-CN-0066
Award Amount: $0.00
 

Abstract:

The hydrodynamic characteristics of a vessel are affected in restricted waters by the proximity of nearby moving or moored vessels. Interactions can result in large motions, potential collisions and significant loads on nearby structures, banks, and sediments. In Phase 1, we developed and demonstrated feasibility of a PC-Based numerical code for the prediction of the hydrodynamics of multiple vessels. We propose to complete development of this computationally efficient code into a marketable tool to simulate wavevessel-harbor-bank interactions. We will conduct more substantial R & D efforts and include generalized environmental input and boundary conditions. The performance of the code will be improved by implementing more efficient memory and CPU utilization methods and optimized discretization schemes. The code will be further validated with results from the literature and small-scale controlled experiments. This tool will enable users to predict transient loads of moving ships on one another, on moored ships, and on banks and coastal structures, and to derive hydrodynamic coefficients for real-time simulators. User-friendly interfaces will be developed to enhance marketability. Marketing efforts will benefit from our overall effort to market our 3DYNAFS ¿ boundary element code.

Principal Investigator:

Georges L. Chahine
President
3016043688
glchahine@dynaflow-inc.com

Business Contact:

Georges L. Chahine
President
3016043688
glchahine@dynaflow-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Dynaflow, Inc.
10621-J Iron Bridge Road Jessup, MD 20794

EIN/Tax ID: 521573410
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No