Chair: Sebastian Schreier
Liaison: Feargal Brennan
Concern for the investigation and application of ships, floating structures and engineering equipment for ocean space utilization purpose, such as VLFS, seabed mining and offshore aquaculture structures. Focus should be given to fluid-structure interaction induced by the large size, seabed bathymetry and structure flexibility. Due consideration should be given to the comparison of simple and more refined theories to determine the dynamic responses for structures with connectors, mooring systems, etc. The engineering applicability should be discussed based on available tank testing and the full-scale measurements in the actual engineering structures. General requirements, interpretations and standards used in the design for safety, reliability and serviceability of the ships, floating structures and engineering equipment for different ocean space utilization purposes shall be discussed.