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Reference Number EP/T026782/1
Title CCP-WSI+ Collaborative Computational Project on Wave Structure Interaction +
Status Started
Energy Categories Renewable Energy Sources(Ocean Energy) 100%;
Renewable Energy Sources(Wind Energy) 0%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Computer Science and Informatics) 80%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 20%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 80%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 20%;
Principal Investigator Prof D (Deborah ) Greaves
No email address given
School of Marine Science and Engineering
University of Plymouth
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 October 2020
End Date 30 September 2025
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £312,512
Industrial Sectors Water
Region South West
Programme NC : Infrastructure
Investigators Principal Investigator Prof D (Deborah ) Greaves , School of Marine Science and Engineering, University of Plymouth (99.987%)
  Other Investigator Dr G Tabor , Engineering Computer Science and Maths, University of Exeter (0.001%)
Professor DM Causon , Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University (0.001%)
Mr C Mingham , Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University (0.001%)
Dr L Qian , Computing and Mathematics, Manchester Metropolitan University (0.001%)
Dr J Zang , Architecture and Civil Engineering, University of Bath (0.001%)
Professor Q Ma , Sch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci, City University (0.001%)
Dr S Yan , Sch of Engineering and Mathematical Sci, City University (0.001%)
Dr L Margetts , Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr TC Shire , Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow (0.001%)
Dr G Poulter , Scientific Computing Department, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr SM Longshaw , Scientific Computing Department, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
Dr M Rouainia , Sch of Engineering, Newcastle University (0.001%)
Dr X Guo , The Hartree Centre, STFC (Science & Technology Facilities Council) (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Oxford (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cardiff University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Bristol (0.000%)
Project Contact , University College London (0.000%)
Project Contact , Swansea University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Brunel University (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Cambridge (0.000%)
Project Contact , Cranfield University (0.000%)
Project Contact , Lloyd's Register EMEA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Sichuan University, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Airbus UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Manchester (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Surrey (0.000%)
Project Contact , JBA Consulting (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Western Australia (0.000%)
Project Contact , Aalborg University, Denmark (0.000%)
Project Contact , Dalian University of Technology, China (0.000%)
Project Contact , National University of Ireland Maynooth (0.000%)
Project Contact , University College Dublin, Ireland (0.000%)
Project Contact , Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (0.000%)
Project Contact , DNV GL (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , ESI UK Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ensenada Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education (CICESE), Mexico (0.000%)
Project Contact , Carnegie Wave Energy Ltd (UK) (0.000%)
Project Contact , Kyoto University (Kyodai), Japan (0.000%)
Project Contact , MeyGen Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Hong Kong (HKU), China (0.000%)
Project Contact , Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium (0.000%)
Project Contact , Ramboll Group A/S, Denmark (0.000%)
Project Contact , Budapest University of Technology (0.000%)
Project Contact , General Lighthouse Authorities (0.000%)
Project Contact , Indian Institute of Technology Madras (0.000%)
Project Contact , Itasca Consultants International (0.000%)
Project Contact , NAFEMS Ltd (0.000%)
Project Contact , Southern University of Chile (0.000%)
Project Contact , UK Association for Computational Mechani (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Cantabria (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Vigo (0.000%)
Project Contact , Wave Venture Ltd (0.000%)
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Abstract The proposed new CCP-WSI+ builds on the impact generated by the Collaborative Computational Project in Wave Structure Interaction (CCP-WSI) and extends it to connect together previously separate communities in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and computational structural mechanics (CSM). The new CCP-WSI+ collaboration builds on the NWT, will accelerate the development of Fully Coupled Wave Structure Interaction (FCWSI) modelling suitable for dealing with the latest challenges in offshore and coastal engineering.Since being established in 2015, CCP-WSI has provided strategic leadership for the WSI community, and has been successful in generating impact in: Strategy setting, Contributions to knowledge, and Strategic software development and support. The existing CCP-WSI network has identified priorities for WSI code development through industry focus group workshops; it has advanced understanding of the applicability and reliability of WSI through an internationally recognised Blind Test series; and supported collaborative code development.Acceleration of the offshore renewable energy sector and protection of coastal communities are strategic priorities for the UK and involve complex WSI challenges. Designers need computational tools that can deal with complex environmental load conditions and complex structures with confidence in their reliability and appropriate use. Computational tools are essential for design and assessment within these priority areas and there is a need for continued support of their development, appropriate utilisation and implementation to take advantage of recent advances in HPC architecture.Both the CFD and CSM communities have similar challenges in needing computationally efficient code development suitable for simulations of design cases of greater and greater complexity and scale. Many different codes are available commercially and are developed in academia, but there remains considerable uncertainty in the reliability of their use in different applications and of independent qualitative measures of the quality of a simulation.One of the novelties of this CCP is that in addition to considering the interface between fluids and structures from a computational perspective, we propose to bring together the two UK expert communities who are leading developments in those respective fields. The motivation is to develop FCWSI software, which couples the best in class CFD tools with the most recent innovations in computational solid mechanics. Due to the complexity of both fields, this would not be achievable without interdisciplinary collaboration and co-design of FCWSI software.The CCP-WSI+ will bring the CFD and CSM communities together through a series of networking events and industry workshops designed to share good practice and exchange advances across disciplines and to develop the roadmap for the next generation of FCWSI tools. Training and workshops will support the co-creation of code coupling methodologies and libraries to support the range of CFD codes used in an open source environment for community use and to aid parallel implementation. The CCP-WSI+ will carry out a software audit on WSI codes and the data repository and website will be extended and enhanced with database visualisation and archiving to allow for contributions from the expanded community. Code developments will be supported through provision and management of the code repository, user support and training in software engineering and best practice for coupling and parallelisation. By bringing together two communities of researchers who are independently investigating new computational methods for fluids and structures, we believe we will be able to co-design the next generation of FCWSI tools with realism both in the flow physics and the structural response, and in this way, will unlock new complex applications in ocean and coastal engineerin
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