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Hydroelasticity 2012


 

19-21 September 2012

Tokyo, Japan


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Welcome

During the last three decades hydroelasticity has evolved from a theoretical concept at the outskirts of naval architecture, staunchly espoused and promoted by few, to a mature science impacting all areas of marine technology with a wide range of appeal, from scientists to engineers and designers.

     Important factors in this progression have been the prevailing trends for bigger ships, evermore unconventional ships and the rapid emergence of a variety of offshore structures, such as ultra-deepwater drill-ship, energy extraction devices and aquaculture artefacts.

     Eighteen years have elapsed since the first conference on Hydroelasticity in Marine Technology, held in Trondheim, Norway. This was followed by the second conference in the series in Fukuoka, Japan (1998), the third in Oxford, UK(2003), the fourth in Wuxi,China(2006) and the fifth in Southampton, UK(2009). The content in terms of applications and structures has varied; the context remained the same, namely promoting the development of hydroelasticity and its applications and providing a platform for exchange of ideas amongst scientists and engineers working in related disciplines.

    The papers included in the proceedings of previous conference cover a wide range of areas and structures, from aircushion-supported structures to floating bridges, ships and VLFS, the latter ships, including springing and whipping, and relating to novel methods, novel applications, experimental and full-scale measurements and implications of hydroelasticity on design. There are also papers dealing with impact and flow-induced vibrations.

     It is encouraging to observe that, in spite of reaching maturity, hydroelasticity still remains a challenging field of research considering new and old problems that require solution. I am certain that papers to be presented in the conference will generate substantial interest and discussion aiding the progression of hydroelasticity, as well the continuation of the series of conferences. To this end I gratefully acknowledge the support and advice of the International Standing Committee. Their names are given on this home page.

Organised by

Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (The University of Tokyo)
Institute of Industrial Science (The University of Tokyo)
National Maritime Research Institute, Japan (NMRI)


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