Area of Interest
Research activities of the Department of Ocean Engineering fall into the following five areas:
(i) Analysis, design and testing of offshore and nearshore structures
Design and analysis of fixed and compliant platforms; Design, analysis and testing of port and harbor structures; Cable and mooring line dynamics; Structural model studies and prototype measurements; Integrity monitoring of structures.
(ii) Wave hydrodynamics and coastal processes
Ocean waves and currents; Fluid loading on rigid bodies; Wave-structure interaction; Wave data from remote sensing; Numerical models for coastal processes; Greenhouse effect; Shoreline-wave-current interaction; Sediment transport; Shore protection etc; CFD applications.
(iii) Dynamics of ships, floating offshore platforms and underwater vehicles
Dynamics, wave loading, motion stability and response; Model studies in seakeeping, resistance, propulsion and maneuverability of ships and underwater vehicles; Design of ships and underwater vehicles; Model studies of floating platforms; Fluid-Structure interaction and hydroelasticity.
(iv) Materials in marine environment
Durability of materials in marine environments; Corrosion of steel and steel in concrete; Mineral and chemical admixtures in concrete; Development of high strength and high performance cements and concrete composites; Repair and rehabilitation of port and harbour structures.
(v) Ocean energy
Synthesis of energy from waves; Ocean thermal energy and its applications; Currents and tidal power; Offshore wind plants.
List of current research areas in the Department
(a) Hydrodynamic behaviour of floating offshore systems such as non-ship shaped FPSO, semisubmersible-articulated tower system, spar type desalination plant, floating offshore wind energy plant, compliant piled towers etc.