Boundary element method (BEM) potential-flow solvers are regularly used in industrial applications due to their quick setup and computational time. In aerodynamics, vortex particle methods (VPM) are widely used with BEM potential-flow solvers for modeling lift. However, they are seldom applied to the ocean environment. This paper discusses the implementation of a VPM into Aegir, an existing time-domain, seakeeping, medium-fidelity, BEM potential-flow solver. The wake in the VPM is modeled using both a small dipole buffer wake sheet and vortex particles. It has been observed that this method captures both the details of complex wake patterns behind lift-producing surfaces and the expected lift force, thus improving the accuracy of the solution. Two new contributions presented in this paper include the extension of the VPM from previous source-based methods to a potential formulation and full interaction with free surface waves.

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