Mike Pettit
Ansys Employee

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For a small buoy structure I would expect that the Keulegan-Carpenter number is relatively large, i.e. the drag forces are significant compared to the diffraction forces. It sounds like you may need to add some drag modelling to your Aqwa model, which you can do by including Morison Disc elements on each end of the buoy cylinder; and/or by adding Morison Hull Drag/Current Force Coefficients tables, and defining appropriate force coefficients for the structure.

Mike