Ship and Offshore Hydrodynamics

  • Ships and offshore structures can be easily exposed to extreme environmental conditions which cause a loss of seakeeping & station keeping performances, wave impact phenomena.
  • We study on the hydrodynamic performances and characteristics of ships and offshore structures for safe and better performances in ocean environments.
  • Motion and Mooring Analysis in Harsh Environments
  • Seakeeping & Station-keeping Performance Evaluation by Model Test
  • Mooring System Design in Extreme Ocean Condition
  • Ice Tracking using Image Processing Technique
  • Direct Time Domain Simulation for Global Performance of Offshore System
  • Hydrodynamic Characteristics of Green Water Phenomena
  • Studies on Wave Impact under Deck
  • Optical Techniques for Measurement of Multi-phase Flow
  • Pressure & Force Measurement and Estimation with PIV(Euler Eq.) and CFD
  • Predict of Wave Impact Occurrence using Machine Learning
  • Extreme Value Analysis
  • Inversed First Order Reliability Method
  • Metocean Data Measurement using ADCP
  • Bathymetry Measurement with Autopilot USV
  • Metocean Forecast using Machine/Deep Learning

Pipe Engineering

  • Valves and pipelines are widely used in ships and offshore structures to regulate the flow of fluids in operating facilities. During operation, the valves could be endangered by various phenomena such as cavitation, and the dynamic loading like water hammer can be occurred in the pipeline systems and result in the significant damage to pipe and supports.
  • We study about the hydrodynamic characteristics of multi-phase flow inside of the valves and piping systems with experiments using flow test loop, and numerical analysis about piping systems.
  • Hydrodynamic Characteristics inside of Valves
  • Multi-phase Flow and Kinematics of Flow in Valves
  • Geometrical Design of High-performance and Safe Valves
  • Pipe/Valve System Analysis in Operation/Emergency Scenario
  • Estimation of Water Hammer Phenomena
  • Structural Evaluation based on MOC Analysis
  • Study on Effect of Rising Bubble in Pipe through CFD

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Application for Ships

  • As concerns increase about the potential results of global climate change, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has developed regulations for the exhaust gases from ships to mitigate the air pollutions(NOx, SOx, and GHGs) from maritime shipping.
  • To meet the regulations, it has led interests in hydrogen fuel which produces only water through fuel cells in operation with zero emissions.
  • We conduct assessments for the environmental impacts of alternative fuels for ships including hydrogen, investigate for the fuel cell performances in ship operation environments, and design ships equipped with the fuel cell propulsion system.
  • Comparison of Exhausted between Alternative Fuels for Ships
  • Environmental Impact Assessment for Each Well to Tank/Tank to Wake/Well to Tank Phases
  • Feasibility Study of Alternative Fuels based on Environmental Effects in Each Life Cycle
  • Fuel Cell Power Generation Performance Test under Ship Environmental Conditions
    (Temp., Humid., NaCl in Air, Motion, etc)
  • Investigations of Chemical Reactions inside of Fuel Cell using CFD Simulations
  • Electric Propulsion Systems under Power Generated by Fuel Cells
  • Principal Dimensions and Hull Design for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion Ships
  • Design of Hydrogen Fuel Supply System and Power System under Operation Sceniario of Ships
  • Electric Load Analysis for Fuel Cell Ships with Hybrid system of Fuel Cell and Batteries