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Simulation and validation of an AUV in variable accelerations


Kim, H and Leong, ZQ and Ranmuthugala, D and Forrest, A, Simulation and validation of an AUV in variable accelerations, International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering, 25, (1) pp. 35-44. ISSN 1053-5381 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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This paper presents computational and experimental studies of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) undergoing prescribed lateral and angular acceleration manoeuvres (pure sway and pure yaw). The Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) modelling is based on the Unsteady Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (URANS) equations with the use of a hybrid meshing scheme through systematic grid refinement. The obtained CFD predictions were validated through Experimental Fluid Dynamics (EFD) utilising a captive model fitted to a Horizontal Planar Motion Mechanism (HPMM). The present investigation will contribute to the identification of force and moment coefficients for the development of control system algorithms for underwater vehicles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:AUV, Hydrodynamics, Acceleration
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Kim, H (Mr Howan Kim)
UTAS Author:Leong, ZQ (Dr Zhi Leong)
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
ID Code:104125
Year Published:2015
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2015-11-03
Last Modified:2017-11-03
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