International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE)

The International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (IJOPE) is published quarterly (March, June, September, December) by The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), P.O. Box 189, Cupertino, California 95015-0189 USA. ISSN: 1053-5381; DOI: https://doi.org/10.17736/10535381.

The primary aim of the IJOPE is to serve engineers and researchers worldwide by disseminating technical information of permanent interest in the fields of offshore, ocean, polar energy/resources and materials engineering. The IJOPE is the principal periodical of The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), which is very active in the dissemination of technical information and organization of symposia and conferences in these fields throughout the world.

Theoretical, experimental and engineering research papers are welcome. Brief reports of research results or outstanding engineering achievements of likely interest to readers will be published in the Technical Notes format.


ISOPE Paper Writing (and Style) Manual and Word Template for Journal Papers are available by the following lines:

See: List of Previous and Current IJOPE Issues.

Editorial Board


Prof. Jin S Chung, International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE), Cupertino, CA, USA

Prof. Ove T Gudmestad, University of Stavanger, Norway

Prof. Michael S Triantafyllou, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. Tetsuya Yao, Osaka University, Japan


Associate Editors

Prof. Hamn-Ching Chen, Texas A&M University, USA

Prof. Pierre Ferrant, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France

Prof. A M Gresnigt, TU Delft, Netherlands

Prof. Takuya Hara, Tohoku University, Japan

Dr. SaYoung Hong, Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering, Korea

Prof. Roger E Hobbs, Imperial College of Science and Technology, UK

Dr. HyunWoo Jin, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, USA

Prof. Abbas Khayyer, Kyoto University, Japan

Mrs. Ivana Kubat, National Research Council, Canada

Prof. Chun Fai Leung, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Prof. Michael Muskulus, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Mr. Ali Reza, Exponent, USA

Prof. Themistoklis P Sapsis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Prof. John D Sørensen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Dr. V Sriram, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India

Dr. Suak Ho Van, Safe Tech Research, Korea

Managing Editor

Claude Chung, ISOPE, Cupertino, CA, USA


Author Responsibilities

Submit the manuscript via e-mail directly to the Technical Editor at the address listed below. If a TeX file is sent, the corresponding PDF file must also be attached. The manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has not been published elsewhere (except an ISOPE conference or symposium proceedings) nor submitted for publication elsewhere. The authors will be asked to sign a statement transferring copyright to the ISOPE. Download the journal template (WORD and LaTeX) from http://www.isope.org/publications/.

The title page must contain the names of all authors, their institutional affiliations and city/country.  IJOPE discourages promotion of commercial products/software and limits the number of mentions by name within papers. If a paper exceeds 8 typeset Journal pages, the authors will be invoiced a mandatory excess-page charge of $200 per page for each Journal page above 8.

Technical Editor: editor@isope.org or jschung@isope.org, ISOPE, P.O. Box 189, Cupertino, California 95015-0189 USA. Include full author affiliations, mailing addresses, telephone and FAX numbers, and e-mail addresses. All questions on policy and procedures of IJOPE should be directed to the editors.


Peer-Review Process

All papers submitted for journal consideration undergo rigorous peer-review, with a minimum of 3 reviews by experts in the respective fields of the papers. Reviewers remain anonymous to the authors of the papers. Reviewers must not have direct professional connections to the authors of the papers they are reviewing. Reviews by graduate students are not allowed.

Reviewers are asked to declare that they have no financial connection or stake in the manuscript, including personal collaboration in this project.


Publication Ethics

The author acknowledges the manuscript has not been submitted elsewhere and has not been previously published. English editing by the authors may be requested. Withdrawal and publication elsewhere of the peer-reviewed MS after the reviews are completed can result in sanctions for a limited period of time. In certain cases when the editors and multiple reviewers deem a paper acceptable for publication but one reviewer still has technical questions, the Technical Editor may decide to publish both the paper and a separate formal Discussion, which contains the reviewer’s comments and the author’s response to the comments.


Copyright, Access and Archiving

Download the ISOPE copyright form from www.isope.org. Copyright is transferred to ISOPE before manuscript review process begins. All issues are listed on the ISOPE website, www.isope.org, and at www.onepetro.org/IJOPE. Non-grayscale PDF files of full papers are available through online order at www.onepetro.org/IJOPE . Download Abstract pages of all papers from http://www.isope.org/publications/. Subscription to the printed journal is complimentary to ISOPE members; US$200 annually ($60/single issue) for nonmembers. Changes of address must be received by ISOPE six weeks before they are to be effective. Please send old labels and new addresses.


Ownership and Management

The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers. All rights reserved. This Journal is registered with the Copyright Clearance Center, 222 Rosewood Drive, Danvers, MA 01923, USA. For multiple copying for promotional or commercial purposes, such as creating new collective works or resale, written permission from ISOPE is required.

The Society, its directors and officers, the Journal, and members of the Editorial Board assume no responsibility for the statements expressed by this journal’s contributors or authors. Individual readers, and nonprofit libraries acting for them, are permitted to make a single copy of an article without charge for use in research or teaching. This consent does not extend to other kinds of copying, such as copying for general distribution, for advertising or promotional purposes, for creating new collective works, or for resale. For such uses, written permission is required; write to: ISOPE, 495 North Whisman Road, Suite 300, Mountain View, CA 94043-5711 USA.