The knowledge of wave loads and wave overtopping over platforms is of paramount importance for the structural design. Wave breaking on structures induces a turbulent multi-phase flow and hence its characterization represents a challenging task for both experimentalists and numerical modelers. More recently, the Bubble Image Velocimetry technique has allowed measurements of the flow velocity field in the highly aerated flow. This paper employs OpenFOAM® for the simulation of offshore wave-structure interaction. The model is validated for offshore applications using laboratory data. Subsequently, flow predictions around the structure are employed in a structural dynamic model to study the structure stability.

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