Published October 23, 2019 | Version 2.1
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Nonlinear Froude-Krylov Matlab demonstration toolbox

  • 1. Politecnico di Torino


This toolbox and attached document purport to describe in detail the mathematical framework for a computationally efficient computation of nonlinear Froude-Krylov forces (NLFK) in 6 degrees of freedom (DoFs) for axisymmetric floating objects and 3 in DoFs for prismatic floaters. Additionally, the document also acts as a reference manual to a set of Matlab scripts, forming a demonstration toolbox to show the capabilities of the NLFK approach and provide an easy, operative, and ready-to-use implementation of the method. The toolbox is openly available at DOI: This document and the toolbox are licensed with a Creative-Commons-By-Attribution-Share-Alike (CC-BY-SA) license. Note that this is the second version of the toolbox, so any feedback and potential corrections are welcome. Moreover, the user is highly invited to contact the author for any doubt, ideas or suggestions, deeper investigation, higher-complexity problems, and eventually collaboration.

This work has received funding from the European Research Executive Agency (REA) under the Horizon 2020 Programme (H2020-MSCA-IF-2018)/ grant agreement no 832140.


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OpenWave – Validation and Optimization of an Open-Source Novel Nonlinear Froude-Krylov Model for Advanced Design of Wave Energy Converters 832140
European Commission