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Hydrodynamics design considerations for underwater vehicles


Ranmuthugala, D and Leong, Z, Hydrodynamics design considerations for underwater vehicles, Proceedings of the 9th International Research Conference of KDU, 8-9 September 2016, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka, pp. 1-6. (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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Underwater vehicles, such as Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs) and submarines, require a number of considerations during their design, such as operational requirements including range, speed and profile; weight balance; structural integrity; construction capability; stealth including acoustic and visual signatures; platform efficiency; sensors fit; payload; and costs. One of the major aspects that influences the final design is the hydrodynamic characteristics of the hull and the influence of the appendages. Although this cannot be considered in isolation, the hydrodynamics will dictate to a large extent the shape of the vehicle’s hull and casing, the location and shape of the fin or sail, and the appendage configuration.

Item Details

Item Type:Plenary Presentation
Keywords:underwater vehicles, hydrodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, captive model testing
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Marine engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Water transport not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Ranmuthugala, D (Professor Dev Ranmuthugala)
UTAS Author:Leong, Z (Dr Zhi Leong)
ID Code:114867
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2017-03-01
Last Modified:2017-03-21

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