Published in Numerical Modeling of Coupled Phenomena in Science and Engineering, M.C. Suárez Arriaga, J. Bundschuh, F.J. Dominguez-Mota (Eds.), 2008
High sea states, waves breaking near shores andmoving ships, the interaction of extremewaveswith floating structures, green water on deck and sloshing (e.g. in liquid natural gas (LNG) tankers) are but a few examples of flows with violent free surface motion. The bodies exposed to these flows experience large, time-varying forces that can lead to fatigue and/or failure. It is therefore imperative to have a predictive capability in order to guarantee operability and optimize the lifespan under these conditions.