28th IWWWFB L'Isle sur la Sorgue 7-10th April 2013
The International Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies is an annual meeting
of engineers and scientists with a particular interest in water waves and their effects
on floating and submerged marine structures. The IWWWFB was initiated by Professor
D. V. Evans (University of Bristol) and Professor J. N. Newman (MIT) following informal
meetings between their research groups in 1984. First intended to promote communications
between workers in the UK and the USA, the interest and participation quickly
spread to include researchers from many other countries around the world. The workshop
places particular emphasis on the participation of younger researchers, on the stimulation
of discussions between engineers and scientists, and to the presentation of preliminary
basic scientific work before its publication elsewhere. The workshop is an important
reference point for organizing and spreading knowledge in this area. In particular,
the workshop proceedings are freely accessible through the dedicated internet address
www.iwwwfb.org where all contributions from 1986 on can be found.
Close to 80 abstracts were submitted to this year’s workshop, out of which 60 have
been retained for presentation and are included in the proceedings. The contributions
cover a wide range of topics related to the interaction between ocean waves and marine
structures, while the authors cover all career stages from PhD students to the most senior
and distinguished researchers.
This is the fourth year since the establishment of the Tuck Fellowship which, in memory
of Prof. Ernie Tuck, supports the participation of one PhD student, or young researcher,
each year. Nine applications for the Tuck Fellowship were received this time
and the prize was awarded to Dimitrios N. Konispoliatis, a PhD student at the National
Technical University of Athens, while Hugh Wolgamot, a PhD student at the University
of Oxford, was selected as the runner-up.
This year’s workshop is dedicated to the memories of Fritz Ursell and Enok Palm, deceased
in 2012, both of them regular participants to the IWWWFB since its early years.