Computational Modelling Group

Nana Abankwa

Postgraduate Research Student
Engineering Sciences (FEE)
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I am currently enrolled as a postgraduate research student in the Computational Engineering and Design Research Group within the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment. Prior to this, I completed a Master's equivalent year of study at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering, both at the University of Southampton.

My current research focuses on simulations to estimate sea state from measured vessel response. The state of the sea surface is irregular, with the height and length of waves continuously changing. As with most complex systems, an effective way of obtaining information about sea state is through simulation and modelling. The sea hosts a wide variety of vessels in an equally varying number of industries. The operational safety of these vessels can be increased through good knowledge and understanding of the sea state.

My research investigates methods of acquiring and generating data relating to vessel motion. This data will be used in a simulation, which regards vessels as wave buoys. Through a combination of wave spectra, and linear transfer functions of the vessels' responses to sea waves, the sea spectra will be calculated.

Working with...

Simon Cox
Professor, Engineering Sciences (FEE)