Abstract

Fluid-structure interaction modeling tools based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) produce interesting results that can be used in the design of submerged structures. However, the computational cost of simulations associated with the design of submerged offshore structures is high. There are no high-performance platforms devoted to the analysis and optimization of these structures using CFD techniques. In this context, this work aims to present a computational tool dedicated to the construction of Kriging surrogate models in order to represent the time domain force responses of submerged risers. The force responses obtained from high-cost computational simulations are used as outputs for training and validated the surrogate models. In this case, different excitations are applied in the riser aiming at evaluating the representativeness of the obtained Kriging surrogate model. A similar investigation is performed by changing the number of samples and the total time used for training purposes. The present methodology can be used to perform the dynamic analysis in different submerged structures with a low computational cost. Instead of solving the motion equation associated with the fluid-structure system, a Kriging surrogate model is used. A significant reduction in computational time is expected, which allows the realization of different analyses and optimization procedures in a fast and efficient manner for the design of this type of structure.

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