Large-amplitude, time-domain, wave-body interactions are studied in this paper for problems with forward speed. Both two-dimensional strip theory and three-dimensional computation methods are shown and compared by a number of numerical simulations. In the present approach, an exact body boundary condition and linearized free surface boundary conditions are used. By distributing desingularized sources above the calm water surface and using constant-strength flat panels on the exact body surface, the boundary integral equations are solved numerically at each time step. The strip theory method implements Radial Basis Functions to approximate the longitudinal derivatives of the velocity potential on the body. Once the fluid velocities on the free surface are computed, the free surface elevation and potential are updated by integrating the free surface boundary conditions. After each time step, the body surface and free surface are regrided due to the instantaneous changing wetted body geometry. Extensive results are presented to validate the efficiency of the present methods. These results include the added mass and damping computations for a Wigley III hull and an S-175 hull with forward speed using both two-dimensional and three-dimensional approaches. Exciting forces acting on a Wigley III hull due to regular head seas are obtained and compared using both the fully three-dimensional method and the two-dimensional strip theory. All the computational results are compared with experiments or other numerical solutions.

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