International Workshop on Water
Waves and Floating Bodies was organized by the Division
Hydrodynamique Navale (DHN) of the Laboratoire de Mécanique des
Fluides (LMF) of Ecole Centrale de Nantes (FRANCE),
from 6th April
to 9th April
2003. The Workshop was held at "Port aux Rocs" resort in
The proceedings of the IWWWFB are a permanent
feature of The
Royal Institution of
Naval Architects website
along with the following preface.
Workshop on Water Waves and Floating Bodies is
an annual meeting of
engineers and scientists with special interests in water waves, and
the effects of waves on
floating or submerged vessels.
The Workshop was organized initially by Prof. D.V.
Evans, (University of Bristol) and Prof.
J. N. Newman (MIT), following informal ad hoc meetings between their
in 1984. Initially intended to promote communications between
workers in the UK and
USA, the interest and participation quickly spread to include other
emphasis is given in the organization and conduct of the Workshop to
by young researchers including post-graduates; inter-disciplinary
amongst engineers and scientists; and presentation of preliminary
work before it
is published elsewhere. Attendance is restricted to the authors of
submitted abstracts, which
are judged for acceptance by a small committee.
Proceedings for each Workshop includes an extended abstract of each
recorded discussions. Starting with the 2001 Workshop, these
Proceedings are available
online through the cooperation of the Royal Institution of Naval
The 18th IWWWFB
organizing committee wishes to thank delegates for all 54 abstract
submissions. Our sincerest apologies for not being able to include them
all. A printed volume of selected abstract was distributed to the
participants. The final proceedings are available only through the present
CD-Rom distribution and will not be printed. A global .pdf file is
available for this purpose. The discussions have been attached at the end
of each abstract.
Sponsors of 2003 Workshop in Le Croisic:
The organizing committee cordially appreciate their
We want to acknowledge the technical support of the LMF/DHN
staff , with special thanks to Anne Lagatu and Sonia Lambert for their
patience and efficiency