About Universität Duisburg-Essen
The University of Duisburg-Essen was created in the middle of the Rhine-Ruhr region in 2003 via the merger of the University of Duisburg and the University of Essen. Today it is one of the ten largest institutions in Germany, with more than 43,000 students and a budget of around 330 million euros. In the university’s 12 faculties, research work is carried out by about 500 professors and 2,200 academic staff. An additional 2,400 employees work in vital service areas such as libraries, information and media services, administration, institutes, laboratories and workshops. Development of numerical techniques in the field of hydrodynamics are well established.
Role in the Project
The role of UDE within the Space@Sea project is primarily to assess the detailed floating platform design regarding structural integrity and its motions as well as relative motions of the single floaters as described in WP 4. For this, the limiting criteria will be defined based on the input of other WPs (WP 6-9). The UDE inhouse tool which includes a RANSE solver that is coupled with a structural solver will be extended and validated to be capable of assessing moored multi-body floaters. Next to this, other work will be done for integrating nonlinear effects in the mooring simulation technologies within WP3 and for processing and interpreting of the acquired data from an installed floating platform within WP5.