Usfos Hydrodynamic Loads
Some relevant wave theories are implemented in Usfos, which could be used in connection with (Quasi)Static "Pushover" Analyses or in connection with Dynamic analyses, (Dynamic Pushover, Wave in Deck etc).
The available Wave Theories are:
Usfos calculates the forces using Morison's equation, and uses non linear wave theory always. Buoyancy and Flooded elements could be specified, and the buoyancy forces, (as well as all other hydrodynamic forces), are calculated on basis of the instantaneous surface elevation.
Additional hydrodynamic parameters:
The hydrodynamic parameters as well as all relevant results could be visualized in the Graphical User Interface. Some of the possibilites are described in the examples.