Focus Group Workshop 3

Date: Friday 4th September 2020
Location: Online (details to be confirmed)

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 Welcome and Introduction to the 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
11:00 – 11:05
11:05 – 11:10
11:10 – 11:15
11:15 – 11:20
11:20 – 11:25
11:25 – 11:30
11:30 – 11:35
11:35 – 11:40
The CCP-WSI+ Working Group
University of Plymouth (UoP)
City, University of London (City)
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
University of Exeter (UoE)
University of Bath (UoB)
University of Manchester (UoM)
University of Glasgow (UoG)
University of Newcastle (UoN)
Dr Edward Ransley (UoP)
Dr Shiqiang Yan (City)
Prof. Ling Qian (MMU)
Prof. Gavin Tabor (UoE)
Dr Jun Zang (UoB)
Dr Lee Margetts (UoM)
Dr Thomas Shire (UoG)
Dr Mohamed Rouainia (UoN)
11:40 – 13:30 LUNCH BREAK  
13:30 – 13:45 ‘Wave Venture experience with hydro-structural analysis
of wave energy convertors’
Ronan Costello (Wave Venture)
13:45 – 14:00 'WSI research challenges for floating wind from
an industry perspective'
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)