The Ocean Systems Simulation & Control Consortium (OSSCC) is an organization of major ocean systems developers and operators who have joined with the Ocean Systems Simulation & Control Laboratory of the Department of Ocean Engineering, Texas A&M University, to solve existing challenges of ocean systems that affect their businesses.
We consider, but not limited to,
- motion and structural dynamics of various floating structures with mooring-riser systems fully coupled such as oil and gas offshore platforms, multi-unit floating offshore wind turbines, and wave energy converters,
- weak and strong nonlinear interactions between waves and the various floating structures such as slamming, green water, vortex-induced vibration and motion, pumping modes of moonpool or approximate gap,
- hydrodynamics and maneuvering of vessels with low and high forward speeds,
- hydroelastic interactions of large-scale or deformable floating structures with mooring-riser systems fully coupled, efficient full load mapping for random waves,
- subsea systems and control, smart material and structure applications, dynamic positioning systems,
- optimum design of ocean systems for improved performance with cost reduction,
- extreme waves such as tsunami and rogue waves and their interactions with ocean systems,
through numerical simulations including boundary element method, particle methods, computational fluid dynamics, finite element method, and modal expansion method as well as analytical methods.
We solicit input from the OSSCC members on what topics and projects they want to fund, and they select by voting among research proposals prepared by the OSSCL faculty. The OSSCC members will receive all the research reports and algorithms developed through the consortium.