Mr Fung, Dale Po Kun (Principal investigator)
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Moonpools are vertical wells in floating offshore structures. Their function is to provide a protected environment for transporting equipment or personnel through the air-sea interface. To evaluate experimentally the hydrodynamic coefficients and eventually create the numerical models for different kinds of moonpools. The numerical models will help designers to select the appropriate configuration damping device so that the motion of the water-column inside the moonpool is controlled in a specific sea condition. A "moonpool design manual" may be the end product when sufficient experimental data for moonpools and damping devices are collected. The setup can be easily modified for related studies: heaving motion of floating or submersed bodies e.g. ship and OWC (oscillating water column) for wave energy.