Shock and Vibration

Wave-induced Structural Vibrations and Water Impacts of Ships and Marine Structures

Publishing date
01 May 2022
Submission deadline
07 Jan 2022

Lead Editor

1South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China

2Dalian Maritime University, Dalian, China

3Aalto University, Espoo, Finland

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Wave-induced Structural Vibrations and Water Impacts of Ships and Marine Structures

This issue is now closed for submissions.


Ships and marine structures operate on ocean waves during their whole service period. Wave-induced structural loads, hydroelastic vibrations, and deformations of large ships and marine structures should be of concern to the designers and operators. In addition, the transient impact on structures due to the high relative speed between the structure and water surface in harsh waves should be taken into account as it largely increases the transient structural vibration loads (termed as slamming-induced whipping) and may result in global or local structure failure.

In the past decade, a wide variety of hydroelasticity theories have been developed to estimate ship motion, wave loads, and structural deformations in waves, the majority of which are developed in the framework of potential flow theory. Tank model tests and sea trials have also been conducted to experimentally investigate the wave loads and hydroelastic vibrations on ships and offshore structures. However, due to the complexity of the interaction between water waves and arbitrary shape moving floating structures in the presence of free surface and forward speed, the problems of wave-induced structural vibrations, and water impact on ships and marine structures are still far from satisfactorily addressed especially for the problems involving high forward speed, harsh weather, irregular sea waves, and strong nonlinear slamming.

The aim of this Special Issue is to gather original research and review articles discussing predictions of wave-induced structural vibrations and water impacts of ships and marine structures. We welcome theoretical, numerical, and experimental studies. Submissions including novel numerical and experimental tools (e.g., computational fluid dynamics and full-scale testing techniques) addressing the relevant problems are highly encouraged.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Fluid flexible structure interactions
  • Wave-induced ship structural vibrations
  • Wave loads of ships and marine structures
  • Ship hydroelasticity theory and experiment
  • Springing and whipping responses
  • Water entry of ships and marine structures
  • Slamming due to water impact
  • Segmented model test for hydroelastic responses
  • Very large floating structures (VLFS)


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  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 2068218
  • - Research Article

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Modal Investigation on a Large-Scale Containership Model for Hydroelastic Analysis

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  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 4330043
  • - Research Article

Numerical Study on the Water Entry Impact Forces of an Air-Launched Underwater Glider under Wave Conditions

Xiangcheng Wu | Xin Chang | ... | Wei Tian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 4564769
  • - Research Article

A Fully Coupled Time-Domain BEM-FEM Method for the Prediction of Symmetric Hydroelastic Responses of Ships with Forward Speed

Tushar Kanti Show | Spyros Hirdaris | Ranadev Datta
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  • - Volume 2022
  • - Article ID 9764478
  • - Research Article

Estimation of Directional Wave Spectrum Using Measurement Array Pressure Data on Bottom-Mounted Offshore Structure in Incident and Diffracted Wave Field

Xiaodong Song | Zilong Ti | Yuanzhou Zhou
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  • - Volume 2021
  • - Article ID 5027939
  • - Research Article

Structure-Acoustic Coupling Analysis of Vibration and Underwater Acoustic Radiation of a Ring-Stiffened Conical Shell

Qingtao Gong | Zhanyang Chen | ... | Dong Yu
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