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An Australian capability for submarine control surface performance evaluation


Khoo, M and Brandner, P and Pearce, B and Clarke, D and Butler, D and Belle, A, An Australian capability for submarine control surface performance evaluation, Mast Asia Conference 2015, 13-15 May 2015, Yokohama, Japan, pp. 1-19. (2015) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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A brief overview of hydrofoil test considerations and some of the capabilities within the Cavitation Research Laboratory at the Australian Maritime College are presented. Hydrofoil testing is fundamental to naval hydrodynamic research in support of control surface testing and assessment for ships and submarines. A case study is presented which considers the effects of water tunnel test section boundary layer thickness, hydrofoil mounting configuration and other parameters on hydrofoil performance. Methods for measurement of the effect of steady and unsteady loads on hydrofoil performance are also demonstrated and the issues of model and force balance compliance are discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:hydrofoil, cavitation tunnel, experimental model setup
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Objective Division:Manufacturing
Objective Group:Transport equipment
Objective Field:Nautical equipment
UTAS Author:Brandner, P (Professor Paul Brandner)
UTAS Author:Pearce, B (Dr Bryce Pearce)
UTAS Author:Butler, D (Mr Daniel Butler)
UTAS Author:Belle, A (Mr Alan Belle)
ID Code:106530
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-02-12
Last Modified:2016-02-12
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