Honoring Symposium for Professor Bernard Molin on Marine and Offshore Hydrodynamics

The 37th International Ocean Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) 2018 Conference is proud to dedicate a Honoring Symposium on Marine and Offshore Hydrodynamics to Professor Bernard Molin from Ecole Centrale Marseille/IRPHE.

Professor Bernard Molin graduated from Ecole Polytechnique of Paris in 1974, obtained his Master of Science in Naval Architecture from University of California – Berkeley in 1975, and his Doctor of Engineering from ENSM Nantes in 1981. He was awarded the 'Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches' by Aix-Marseille University in 1996. Bernard Molin was a research engineer at Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP) from 1975 to 1994. He has been a professor at Ecole Centrale Marseille/IRPHE since 1994.

Professor Molin’s research activities have been mainly concerned with nonlinear hydrodynamics (drift forces, slow drift motion, high frequency loads and response), and development of computer models for the French offshore industry. Recent involvement has included hydrodynamics of perforated structures, Vortex Induced Vibrations, slamming, moon-pool resonances, hydroelastic responses, sloshing in tanks and motion coupling, third-order run-up effects and slow-drift excitation. Professor Molin was 22nd Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecturer (1999-2000).

Professor Molin has authored over 150 journal and conference papers. He is the author of one book 'Hydrodynamique des Structures Offshore' published in French and in Chinese.

Role: Symposium Coordinator
Email: olivier.kimmoun@centrale-marseille.fr
Name: Oliver Kimmoun

Role: Symposium Coordinator
Email: yves-marie.scolan@ensta-bretagne.fr
Name: Yves-Marie Scolan

Role: Symposium Coordinator
Email: pierre.ferrant@ec-nantes.fr
Name: Pierre Ferrant

List of TOPIC for SYMP 13:

  • Nonlinear wave body interaction
  • Springing and ringing
  • Slow-drift motion and damping
  • Floating wind turbine
  • Hydroelasticity
  • Hydrodynamics of perforated structures
  • Gap and moonpool resonance
  • Slamming and water entry
  • Sloshing in tanks
  • Coupling between sloshing and sea-keeping


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