1st Edition

Advances in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT 2023, Gothenburg, Sweden, 3-5 April 2023)

Edited By J. W. Ringsberg, C. Guedes Soares Copyright 2023

    Advances in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures is a collection of papers presented at MARSTRUCT 2023, the 9th International Conference on Marine Structures, held in Gothenburg, Sweden, 3-5 April 2023. The conference was organised by the Division of Marine Technology, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden.

    The MARSTRUCT Conference series deals with Ship and Offshore Structures, addressing topics in the fields of:

    • Methods and tools for loads and load effects
    • Methods and tools for strength assessment
    • Experimental analysis of structures
    • Materials and fabrication of structures
    • Methods and tools for structural design and optimization
    • Structural reliability, safety, and environmental protection

    The MARSTRUCT conferences series of started in Glasgow, UK in 2007, the second event of the series took place in Lisbon, Portugal in March 2009, the third in Hamburg, Germany in March 2011, the fourth in Espoo, Finland in March 2013, the fifth in Southampton, UK in March 2015, the sixth in Lisbon, Portugal in May 2017, the seventh in Dubrovnik, Croatia in May 2019, and the eighth event in Trondheim, Norway in June 2021.

    Advances in the Analysis and Design of Marine Structures is essential reading for academics, engineers and all professionals involved in the design of marine and offshore structures.

    The Proceedings in Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering series is devoted to the publication of proceedings of peer-reviewed international conferences dealing with various aspects of ‘Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering’. The Series includes the proceedings of the following conferences: the International Maritime Association of the Mediterranean (IMAM) Conferences, the Marine Structures (MARSTRUCT) Conferences, the Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW) Conferences and the Maritime Technology (MARTECH) Conferences. The ‘Marine Technology and Ocean Engineering’ series is also open to new conferences that cover topics on the sustainable exploration and exploitation of marine resources in various fields, such as maritime transport and ports, usage of the ocean including coastal areas, nautical activities, the exploration and exploitation of mineral resources, the protection of the marine environment and its resources, and risk analysis, safety and reliability. The aim of the series is to stimulate advanced education and training through the wide dissemination of the results of scientific research.





    Methods and tools for loads and load effects

    Hull girder loads

    Verification of onboard loading computer by laser measurements, D. Greening & G. Storhaug

    Assessment of loads on a ship hull during a sideways launching process based on model tests, A. Ulbertus, M. Schöttelndreyer & S. Ehlers

    Hull structural loads during a sideways launching process using fluid structure interaction, A. Ulbertus, M. Schöttelndreyer & S. Ehlers

    Study on fatigue design loads based on actual encountered loads, N. Yamamoto, T. Sugimoto & K. Ishibashi

    Wave loads

    Update of wave statistics standards for classification rules, H.N. Austefjord, G. de Hauteclocque, M.C. Johnson & T.Y. Zhu

    Different strategies to improve isochrone voyage optimization algorithm, Y. Chen & W. Mao & C. Zhang

    Estimation of nonlinear forces acting on floating bodies using machine learning, C. Eskilsson, S. Pashami, A. Holst & J. Palm

    Comparative study of ship design load on various environmental conditions, T. Firmandha & S. Anggara

    On nonlinear wave loads of a mega-scale container ship using an elastic backbone model, A. Hanaoka

    Encounter spectra computation of heave motion based on full-scale measurements using ANN, M. Katalinić, P. Matić, N. Assani & J. Parunov

    Data-driven ship fatigue assessment based on pitch and heave motions, X. Lang, J.W. Ringsberg, W. Mao, D. Wu & C. Zhang

    Numerical simulation of ship motion and non-linear sea loads of a modern frigate in regular waves, Z. Zhang, N. Ma & Q. Shi


    Abnormal wave slamming impact of stiffened cylinders, S. Bjørgo Fimreite, Z.L. Yu & J. Amdahl

    Comparison between deforming meshes and overset meshes for water entry of a wedge, M.F. Silveira, S. Wang & C. Guedes Soares

    Experimental investigation on oblique entry of trimaran cross deck structure, S.-Q. Tang, S.-L. Sun, H.-L. Ren & X.-Q. Zhou

    Fluid-structure interaction analysis for bow-shaped structure subjected to slamming pressure, K. Toh, D. Yanagihara & K. Nagayama

    Dynamics and vibration

    Motion analysis of a floating horizontal set of interconnected plates based on computer vision target tracking technique, I.B.S. Bispo, P. Amouzadrad, S.C. Mohapatra & C. Guedes Soares

    Wind-induced vibration characteristics of typical guide rail frame structure in open area of large cruise ships, X.L. Feng, J. Gan, Y. Zhu, Z.H. Chen & W.G. Wu

    Model test of a dual-spar floating wind farm in regular waves, Z. Jiang, G. Liang, T. Lopez-Olocco, A. Medina-Manuel, L.A. Saavedra-Ynocente & A. Souto-Iglesias

    Acoustic Black Holes: the new frontier for soundproofing on board ships, G. Kyaw Oo D’Amore, G. Rognoni, M. Biot & F. Mauro

    Wave energy

    Experimental study on inflatable circular diaphragms used in the oscillating water column wave energy converter, F. Abad, S. Lotfian, S. Dai, G. Zhao, G. Alarcon, L. Yang, Y. Huang, Q. Xiao & F. Brennan

    Power capture performance analysis of a 2DoF nonlinear wave energy converter in regular waves, Y. Gao, K. Liu, Z. Gao, J. Wang & W. Jiang

    Fatigue of mooring lines in wave energy parks, X. Shao, J.W. Ringsberg, H.-D. Yao, Z. Li & E. Johnson

    Two-body, time domain model for a heaving point absorber, C. Stavropoulou, J. Engström & M. Göteman

    Wind turbine

    Implied safety level in design codes for monopile offshore wind turbines - parametric study on the effect of partial safety factors, H. Amlashi, M. Karimirad & D. Barreto

    Experimental study of long-term scour damage for protected offshore wind foundations, J. Chambel, T. Fazeres-Ferradosa, A.M. Bento, F. Taveira-Pinto & P. Lomónaco

    Design of substructure of 10MW floating offshore wind turbine system based on dominant load parameters, S. Park, H. Lee & J. Choung

    Mooring system optimization of 12MW FOWT in environment condition in the Southwest Sea of Korea, C. Shim, M.S. Kim, K. Kim & D. Jeong

    Methods and tools for strength assessment

    Structural analysis

    Hydroelastic response of a moored floating flexible structure based on Timoshenko-Mindlin beam theory, P. Amouzadrad, S.C. Mohapatra & C. Guedes Soares

    Hull deflection estimation model for marine shaft alignment applications, A. Dardamanis, G.N. Rossopoulos & C.I. Papadopoulos

    A study on the development of a FPSO standard model (KRISO-FPSO) I: Focusing on structural safety evaluation, K. Sim, M.S. Ki & K. Lee

    \Numerical analysis of the Ro-Ro vehicle ramp structure under moving load, Y. Yang, L. Zhu, Q. Liang & Y. Chen

    Finite element analysis for ship production solutions, A. Zamarin, D. Bolf, M. Hadjina, N. Vukas, D. Klanjac & T. Matulja

    A mathematical model for variable cross-section hull girder with time-varying mass characteristics, Y. Zhang & Z. Hu

    A method for fast calculation of vertical bending moment and stress distribution of hull structure in HMS system, X. Zhou, Y. Liu, M. Hernandez Ramos & H. Ren

    Structure analysis of lightweight sail structures for wind-assisted ship propulsion, H. Zhu, S. Bikkireddy, J.W. Ringsberg, H.-D. Yao & B. Ramne

    Ultimate strength

    Rule formulation updates on buckling strength requirements in Common Structural Rules, L. Brubak, A. Bøe, Y. Lv, K. Ishibashi & A. Bollero

    Equivalent single layer approach for predicting ultimate strength of stiffened panel under different load combinations, M. Kõrgesaar, T. Putranto & J. Jelovica

    Study on the modification and application of RTCL criterion considering the influence of mesh size, T.Q. Yu, K. Liu, X.F. Wang, H.W. Liu & G. Wang

    The ultimate strength of sandwich plates with joints under in-plane compression, M.J. Zhao & D.Y. Wang

    Ultimate strength – hull girder

    Hull girder ultimate strength assessment according to rules requirements, M. Aguiari, C.M. Rizzo, M.P. Salio, E. García Sánchez, S. Lazaro Rey, M. Safta & A. Nedaei

    Hull girder collapse analysis in extreme wave by direct coupled simulation between CFD and FEM, S.K. Pal, B. Xie, K. Iijima, A. Tatsumi & M. Fujikubo

    Predicting ship’s ultimate longitudinal strength considering the lateral pressure loading, S.-H. Park & S.-R. Cho

    Ultimate strength – cyclic load

    Evaluation of residual plastic strain on a stiffened panel subjected to compression and tension-compression cyclic load, B. Barsotti & M. Gaiotti

    FEM numerical strategies for the evaluation of the accumulated plastic strain due to a cyclic load condition, B. Barsotti & M. Gaiotti

    Response of plates and stiffened panels under pressure and cyclic biaxial loading, S. Fanourgakis & E.S. Samuelides

    Collapse response analysis of a ship’s hull girder in cyclic focused waves using a hydro-elasto-plastic beam model, A. Tatsumi, S. Li & S. Benson 


    Consequence and uncertainty-informed fatigue life prediction of ships, M.L. Deul, C.H.H. van Battum, M. Hoogeland & J.W. van Bergen

    Fatigue performance of aluminum alloy EN-AW 5083 cut edges produced by abrasive water jet and laser cutting, J-H. Grimm, N. Lange, M. Braun, F. von Bock und Polach, J. Diniz e Castro, M. Köhler & K. Dilger

    Structural life expectancy assessment of an aging combatant ship using spectral fatigue analyses, K.P. Hernández, B. Verma, D.A. Carvajal & H.A. Barrios

    Fatigue testing of multiaxial non-proportionally loaded T-nodes, J.K. Kamau, M.L. Larsen, V. Arora, T. Holm-Jensen & M. Jepsen

    A study on the development of a FPSO standard model (KRISO-FPSO) II: Focusing on fatigue assessment, M.S. Ki, K. Sim & K. Lee

    Predicting failure of dynamic subsea cables by electrical insulation breakdown due to water treeing, Z. Li, J.W. Ringsberg, Y.V. Serdyuk, D. Svensson, E. Johnson & C. Andersson

    #001 On the application of Engineering Critical Assessment specified in BS 7910 to ship structures

    E. McCaig & Y. Wang

    #105 Numerical analysis of pit-to-crack transition under corrosion fatigue using a stochastic pit generation algorithm

    M. Mokhtari, X. Wang & J. Amdahl

    Wind turbine – fatigue

    The effects of surge underprediction on fatigue damage of floating offshore wind turbine dynamic cables, E. Land, Z. Hu, N. Haley, W. Brindley & C. Ng

    Tension angle assessment of mooring chain of a 10MW floating offshore wind turbine, H. Lee, J. Choung & J.-B. Lee

    Fatigue assessment of offshore wind turbine support structures subjected to seawater, C. Woitzik, M. Braun, F. von Bock und Polach, S. Ehlers, S. Shojai & P. Schaumann

    Impact of preload loss on fatigue strength of blade root bolts of a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT), T. Zheng & N.Z. Chen

    Offshore structures

    Predicting long-term extreme responses using two approaches with a case study of a jacket structure, L. Li, S. Haver & A. Eltervaag

    Experimental study on the lateral bending capacity of steel pipes with initial dents, R. Li, B.Q. Chen & C. Guedes Soares

    Collapse and burst analysis for a subsea sandwich pipe, Y. Qu & N.Z. Chen

    Stress distribution in uniplanar KT joints reinforced with fibre reinforced polymer subjected to the axial loadings, E. Zavvar & C. Guedes Soares


    Application of the CASFOP taxonomy to analyse an ice incursion incident with a FPSO, U. Bhardwaj, A.P. Teixeira & C. Guedes Soares

    Fluid-structure interaction simulations using a hydrodynamic plug-in HydroQus, J. Choung, D.H. Yoon & J. Kim

    A rate and pressure dependent elastoplastic material model for glacial ice colliding with marine structures, M. Mokhtari, E. Kim & J. Amdahl

    Study on the annual changing trend of Arctic Sea ice melting for merchant shipping, Z. Wang, J. Zhang, D. Wu, W. Tian, X. Lang & W. Mao


    Experimental investigation of the repeated impact behaviour of rectangular plates, X. He & C. Guedes Soares

    Crashworthiness analysis of semi-submersible platform column subjected to ship impact loads, F. Liu, R.-H. Li, C.-M. Liu, X.-Q. Zhou & G.-Q. Feng

    Shape characterization and impact on the structural behavior of initially distorted, 4-mm thick ship-deck stiffened panels, F. Mancini, H. Remes, J. Romanoff, P. Lehto, M. Rautiainen, A. Niraula & A. Niemelä

    Analysis of how the conditions in a collision scenario affect the size of a struck vessel’s damage opening and ultimate strength, J.W. Ringsberg, A. Kuznecovs & E. Johnson\

    Blast and explosion

    Prediction of damage extents due to in-compartment explosions in warships, W. Chang, B.C. Cerik & J. Choung

    Anti-blast performance optimization design of corrugated sandwich structures based on BP-GA method, W. Qiu, K. Liu, J. Wang & Z. Gao

    Time delay effect in the dynamic response of submerged cylinder subjected to an underwater explosion, Y.P. Sone Oo, H. Le Sourne & K. Brunellière

    Recent studies on the saturated impulse for ship structures under pressure pulse loading, L. Zhu, L. Tian & T.X. Yu 

    Experimental analysis of structures


    Finite element analysis of filament wound composite materials split disk tests, E.P. Bilalis & N.G. Tsouvalis

    Experimental and numerical study of composite materials drive shafts, E.P. Bilalis & N.G. Tsouvalis

    Thermal and rheological study of structural adhesives for naval construction, F.J. Rodríguez-Dopico, B. Sánchez Silva, A. Álvarez García, Jorge López-Beceiro & R. Artiaga

    Experimental analysis of ballistic impact on carbon, glass and hybrid composite under hydrostatic prestrain, V. Vijay Kumar, S. Rajendran & S. Ramakrishna

    Materials and fabrication of structures


    The integrity of corrosion protection systems of welded maritime structures under cyclic loading, G. Andresen-Paulsen, M. Braun, F. von Bock und Polach, T. Marquardt, A. Momber & S. Ehlers

    Microstructural analysis of intergranular stress corrosion cracking in 5xxx series aluminum reinforced with a composite patch, X. Ma & S. TerMaath

    Uncertainty quantification within strain-based SHM schemes used for detecting thickness loss in ship hulls, N.E. Silionis & K.N. Anyfantis

    Corrosion degradation impact on mechanical properties of structural steel, K. Woloszyk & Y. Garbatov

    Methods and tools for structural design and optimization

    Ship design

    Integration of a tank storage solution for alternative fuels on a RoRo ship, C. Ait Aider, L. Roß, S. Ehlers, P. Kaeding & T. Lindemann

    On the safety of offshore mooring systems, R. Yttervik, G. Ersdal & N. Oma

    Experimental study on structure responses of triple wing sails to turbulence flows at multiple apparent wind angles, H. Zhu, V. Chernoray, H.-D. Yao, J.W. Ringsberg & B. Ramne

    Numerical and experimental analysis of fire resistance for bulkhead and deck structures of ships and offshore installations, S. Zong, K. Liu, J.X. Wang, Z.G. Gao & Q. Sun

    Ship design and optimization

    Comparison of metaheuristic algorithms and constraint handling approaches for multi-objective optimization of a tanker, Y. Cai & J. Jelovica

    Structural optimization of cell guides for container securing as a retrofit solution on barges, S. Haberl, A.S. Milakovicì, F. von Bock und Polach, O. Detlefsen, M. Abdel-Maksoud, S. Ehlers, L. Horstmann & C. Ahlers

    Ship design optimization considering probabilistic compliance of decarbonization regulations, J. Huang, Q. Wei & Y. Liu

    Lightweight design and topology optimization of marine structures using peridynamics, A. Kendibilir & A. Kefal

    Structural components

    Review of the structural configuration and strength of metallic sandwich panels, M. Elsaka & C. Guedes Soares

    Analysis of pontoon primary structure failure, S. Komariyah, T. Firmandha, & S. Anggara

    Pontoon design and construction methodology of gangway, R. Sundaravadivelu, R. Natarajan, R.S. Sakthivel, L. Sony & S. Muthuraman

    Significance of laser weld stiffness in vibration and buckling optimization of laser-welded web-core sandwich panels, S. Yan & J. Jelovica

    Structural reliability, safety and environmental protection


    A Bayesian approach for the quantification of strength model uncertainty factor in ultimate limit state, D.G. Georgiadis & E.S. Samuelides

    Structural reliability analysis of secondary hull detail, S.K. Kleivane & B.J. Leira

    Concept of the probability-based ship operability analysis, T. Petranović, J. Parunov & C. Guedes Soares

    Bayesian inference for the parameters of probabilistic corrosion model adopted by IACS, T. Takeuchi, N. Osawa & N. Yamamoto


    Jonas W. Ringsberg is a professor of Marine Structures at the Division of Marine Technology, Department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences Technology, Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. He received his MSc degree in 1995 and his PhD degree in 2000 from Chalmers University of Technology. Ringsberg is the author/co-author of more than 100 journal papers and 130 conference papers and Associate Editor and member of the Editorial Board of various international journals. He is a Fellow of SNAME and RINA.

    Carlos Guedes Soares is a Distinguished Professor of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Portugal. He received his Master and Ocean Engineer degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, in 1976, his PhD degree from the Norwegian Institute of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway, in 1984, and his Doctor of Science degree from the Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, in 1991. He is also the Scientific Coordinator of the Centre for Marine Technology and Engineering (CENTEC), a research centre of Instituto Superior Técnico that is recognized and funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology. He has supervised more than 75 PhD degree students and co-authored more than 900 journal papers. He has been involved in more than 60 international research projects and 20 national projects as well as the organisation of several International Conferences. He is a Fellow of SNAME, RINA, IMarEST, ASME and of the Portuguese Association of Engineers (Ordem dos Engenheiros) where he has held different responsibilities and duties for more than 30 years.