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Shock and Vibration
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 7974057, 13 pages
Research Article

A Numerical Approach to the Dynamic Response of the Deployment System during a Circular Cylinder Crossing through the Wave Zone

School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China

Correspondence should be addressed to Xiaozhou Hu; moc.361@uhtaobllams

Received 22 April 2017; Accepted 14 September 2017; Published 18 October 2017

Academic Editor: Abdul Qadir Bhatti

Copyright © 2017 Xiaozhou Hu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The dynamic response of the deployment system while deploying a circular cylinder crossing wave surface and the following submerging process are investigated numerically. The present numerical approach is based on the combination of solution methods of cable dynamics and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). For the implementation of the numerical approach, a cosimulation platform based on a CFD code and MATLAB is developed to study the fluid-solid interaction problem in the process. To generate regular waves, a numerical wave tank is built based on a piston-type wave generation method and a wave damping method applying porous media. Numerical simulations are performed based on the cosimulation platform. The sensitivities of cable tension, velocity, and acceleration of deployed body to different input parameters are investigated, including phase angles, wave heights, and periods of regular waves and deploying velocities, and the effects of those input parameters on dynamic responses of the deployment system are also discussed.