Project: Numerical Modelling of Liquefaction Around Marine Structures

Acronym NuLIMAS (Reference Number: MarTERA-2019_09)
Duration 01/09/2020 - 31/08/2023
Project Topic The aim is to develop an accurate virtual laboratory of fluid-structure-soil interaction (FSSI) for marine structures, considering a close coupling between the hydrodynamic, structural, and geotechnical processes. To study the FSSI of marine structures and acquire calibration and validation date for the numerical model development, several small-scale physical model experiments are planned. These will help to isolate the basic mechanisms of seabed liquefaction and fill knowledge gaps needed for the development of an accurate predictive numerical toolbox. Moreover, the applicability of the numerical model to realistic conditions will be examined by reproducing large-scale physical model tests of a general-purpose floating marine platform with a gravity anchor. Ultimately, the numerical model will assist the development of simplified models for preliminary use in practical applications. NuLIMAS builds upon earlier experiences and efforts to investigate seabed liquefaction on national as well as transnational levels. The project consortium includes partners on the forefront of scientific and technological developments in seabed liquefaction. The numerical model, as well as the results of all physical tests, will be documented and published open-access online for future use by interested professionals.
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Network MarTERA
Call MarTERA Call 2019

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 TU Braunschweig Coordinator Germany
2 Großmann Ingenieur Consult (GICON) GmbH Partner Germany
3 WIKKI Gesellschaft für numerische Kontinuumsmechanik mbH Partner Germany
4 BM SUMER Consultancy & Research Partner Turkey
5 Institute of Hydro-Engineering of Polish Academy of Sciences Partner Poland
6 Projmors Designing Office For Maritime Structures Company Limited Partner Poland