Symmetry/Asymmetry in Ocean Engineering

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 July 2024 | Viewed by 374

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School of Naval Architecture, Ocean & Civil Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200240, China
Interests: ship propulsion; hydrodynamics; hydroacoustics; optimal design of ship propulsors

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School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: arctic engineering; ocean sustainability; renewable energy; maritime decarbonisation
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1. Marine and Arctic Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Aalto University, Espoo, Finland
2. Ecosystems and Environment Research Programme, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Interests: maritime risk analysis; shipping in ice; intelligent ships and operations
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue explores the intricate relationship between symmetry and asymmetry in the field of ocean engineering. Ocean engineering involves designing and implementing various structures and systems to operate in the marine environment, addressing challenges related to hydrodynamics, wave loads, and structural integrity.

Symmetry and asymmetry play crucial roles in the performance and behavior of ocean engineering systems. With this Special Issue, we aim to bring together a collection of research articles that delve into different aspects of symmetry and asymmetry, providing valuable insights and advancements in the field. We aim to cover a wide range of topics, including the analysis of symmetric and asymmetric wave interactions, the design and optimization of symmetric and asymmetric hull forms, the study of propulsion systems with symmetrical or asymmetrical configurations, and the examination of hydrodynamic forces on symmetric and asymmetric offshore structures.

By focusing on symmetry and asymmetry, this Special Issue aims to enhance the understanding of their effects on ocean engineering systems, contributing to the development of more efficient, reliable, and sustainable solutions for various marine applications.

Dr. Youjiang Wang
Dr. Luofeng Huang
Dr. Liangliang Lu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • hydrodynamics
  • hull design
  • offshore structure
  • wave loads
  • propulsion system
  • sustainable solution

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