Focus Group Workshop 3

Date: Friday 4th September 2020
Location: Online


Recordings from the workshop are now available on our YouTube Channel, or scroll down to the agenda for links to individual presentations.

Description and Aim

The third CCP-WSI Focus Group Workshop marks the start of a new era for the CCP-WSI – CCP-WSI+. The scope of the CCP-WSI has been expanded to cover, and combine, state-of-the-art practices from both the computational fluid mechanics and computational structural mechanics communities. To kick-off this more holistic approach to Wave-Structure-Interaction (WSI) modelling, the CCP-WSI Focus Group Workshop 3 sets the scene for the CCP-WSI+ and focuses on the core theme of multi-physics coupling in WSI. The Workshop provides an industry context to these challenges and a forum for WSI discussions that are relevant to a broad range of applications that include fluid-structure-interaction challenges (with a specific focus on free-surface flows, i.e. ‘waves’). The Workshop will bring together CCP-WSI project partners with representatives from the wider WSI Community to develop a priority list of WSI challenges and inform future targeted focus group meetings. The ultimate goal is to develop a roadmap for CCP-WSI activities and inform future funding calls.


  • Introduce and kick-off the new CCP-WSI+
  • Develop WSI Computation and Experiment Roadmap
  • Identify WSI challenges in the context of multi-physics coupling, i.e. combined hydrodynamics and structural mechanics
  • Identify themes for CCP-WSI Workshop Series Design
  • Form consortia for Research Project Proposal Development

Research Challenge Prioritisation (Well Sorted study)

As part of the preparation for the CCP-WSI Focus Group Workshop 3, a study has been generated to establish a priority list of 'Research Challenges in the Computational Modelling of Wave-Structure-Interaction' using the online platform Well Sorted. With your help we hope to use this study for targeted discussions at the Workshop and future road-mapping exercises. If you could spare a couple of minutes to add two priority research challenges into the online form here we would greatly appreciate your input into this prioritisation activity.


10:00 – 10:30 Introduction to CCP-WSI+ Prof. Deborah Greaves (UoP)
10:30 – 10:40 COSEC support for the CCP-WSI+ Dr Stephen Longshaw (STFC)
10:40 – 11:00 Short break  
11:00 – 11:40 The CCP-WSI+ Working Group  
11:00 – 11:05 Some of the Wave Structure Interaction (WSI) Research at The University of Plymouth Dr Edward Ransley (UoP)
11:05 – 11:10 Development and applications of qaleFOAM - hybrid model coupling QALE-FEM and OpenFOAM Dr Shiqiang Yan (City)
11:10 – 11:15 CFD Modelling of Wave Structure Interactions Prof. Ling Qian (MMU)
11:15 – 11:20 CFD Research Prof. Gavin Tabor (UoE)
11:20 – 11:25 Recent Advances in Wave-Structure Interactions at the University of Bath Dr Jun Zang (UoB)
11:25 – 11:30 Recent innovations in computational solid mechanics within a fluid structure interaction framework Dr Lee Margetts (UoM)
11:30 – 11:35 Discrete Element Modelling: Introduction and Opportunities for Wave Structure Interaction Dr Tom Shire (UoG)
11:35 – 11:40 Cyclic Behaviour of Offshore Structures under Extreme Environmental Conditions Dr Mohamed Rouainia (UoN
11:40 – 13:30 LUNCH BREAK  
13:30 – 13:45 Hydro-Structural Analysis of Wave Energy Converters Ronan Costello (Wave Venture)
13:45 – 14:00 Wave Structure Interaction Challenges: Floating Wind Francesc Fabregas (DNV GL)
14:00 – 14:15 'Coupled models - Challenges and a successful example' Aggelos Dimakopoulos (HR Wallingford)
14:15 – 14:30 Scour Considerations for Floating Wind Howard Curtis (Ryder Geotechnical)
14:30 – 14:45 Short break  
14:45 – 15:45 Research Challenge Prioritisation (break-out session)  
15:45 – 16:15 Feedback from break-out session  
16:15 – 16:30 Event Close Prof. Deborah Greaves (UoP)