Conway, A and Duffy, JT and Kumar, C and Turner, T, Sovereign Submarine Research Capability for Near Free-surface Hydrodynamics, Conference Papers, 8-10 November, Adelaide, pp. 71-78. ISBN 978-0-9944841-3-0 (2021) [Refereed Conference Paper]
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This paper provides an overview of a collaboration project between the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and the Australian Maritime College (AMC) to develop sovereign capability to evaluate the hydrodynamic characteristics of submarines and its associated systems when operating near the free-surface. This includes the development of state-of-the-art experimental facilities and numerical tools to evaluate the performance of submarines operating near the free-surface. This paper describes computational fluid dynamics simulations to predict the hydrodynamic characteristics of the platform when operating near the surface in calm seas, which are validated against data from model scale experiments performed in the AMC Towing Tank. The results also provide input into the manoeuvring simulations to predict the behaviour of the submarine under varying configurations and conditions. This will provide guidance on the ability of the platform to maintain depth while operating near the surface.
This research is a part of a larger international program led by the DSTG aimed at better understanding the near surface manoeuvring performance of submarines to support the acquisition and sustainment of submarines. This includes access to experimental data from overseas partner facilities and benchmarking of numerical capability.
|Item Type:||Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||submarine, resistance, experimental, CFD, free-surface effects|
|Research Group:||Maritime engineering|
|Research Field:||Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)|
|UTAS Author:||Conway, A (Dr Alexander Conway)|
|UTAS Author:||Duffy, JT (Associate Professor Jonathan Duffy)|
|Deposited By:||NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
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