Bernard Molin

Marseille, France

22nd Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecture (1999/00)

Numerical and Physical Wavetanks – Making them Fit
Ship Technology Research/ Schiffstechnik, vol. 48(2001), pp. 2–22

Short Biography

Bernard Molin graduated from Ecole Polytechnique of Paris in 1974, obtained a Master of Science in Naval Architecture from University of California-Berkeley in 1975, and a PhD in 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 the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) from 1975 through 1994. Then he was appointed a professor in hydrodynamics at ESIM in Marseille which later on became Ecole Centrale Marseille.

Bernard Molin was the 22nd Georg Weinblum Memorial Lecturer (1999/00). He is the author of the book "Hydrodynamique des Structures Offshore", published in French and in Chinese, and of over 150 publications. He has been chief-editor of Applied Ocean Research for many years.

Bernard Molin’s research activities have been mainly concerned with non-linear 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 and gap resonances, hydro-elastic response, sloshing in tanks and motion coupling, run-up effects and slow-drift excitation.

Last update: January 2018